The first of its kind, this textbook has been carefully designed to give students and non-specialist practitioners a clear understanding of the fundamentals of European intellectual property law.
Providing a comprehensive overview of both community IP rights, and areas of IP law that have been harmonised, and supported by judicious use of extracts from the most significant source material, the book assists the reader in navigating through the increasingly complex European IP system.
European Intellectual Property Law deals with European patent, trade mark and copyright law copyright, as well as with adjacent areas such as protection of plant varieties, geographical indications, industrial design, competition law, enforcement, and private international law, with a focus on the most relevant case law to be found in those areas.
* Written by two of the leading authorities in European IP law
* Concise and readable style
* Extracts from key source material
* Questions designed to stimulate thinking around legal problems
* Coverage of related areas adjacent to IP
* Offers an overview on international IP protection and the interrelation between European law and IP law in general.
This detailed book is designed for all courses on European intellectual property, whether basic or advanced, as well as for practitioners looking for a comprehensive and concise overview on the structure and content of European IP law.
Annette Kur, Professor and formerly Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich and Thomas Dreier, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Contents: Foreword 1. IP, IPRs and the International Context 2. IP in the European Legal Framework 3. Patents 4. Trade Marks 5. Copyright 6. Other Intellectual Property Rights: Plant Varieties, Geographical Indications, Industrial Designs, Semiconductor Topographies 7. IPRs and Competition Law 8. Remedies in Cases of Infringement 9. Jurisdiction and Applicable Law Index