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Intellectual Property and Private International Law 2nd ed isbn 9780199556588

Intellectual Property and Private International Law

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ISBN13: 9780198262145
ISBN: 0198262140
New Edition ISBN: 9780199556588
Published: June 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The protection and commercial exploitation of intellectual property rights such as patents, trade marks, designs and copyright are seldom confined to one country and the introduction of a foreign element inevitably raises potential problems of private international law, ranging from establishing which court has jurisdiction and which is the applicable law to securing the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.

For example, will a foreign defendant be subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts if he induces his English distributor to infringe a patent in England? What law will apply to a trade mark licensing agreement made between a German company and a French company where the parties have not expressly chosen whose law governs their contract? And are an author's rights determined by the same law as that governing the issue of the transferability of copyright?

Although such issues are becoming increasingly important, a dearth of literature exists on the subject. Fawcett and Torremans remedy that neglect and provide a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the topic that will be welcomed by practitioners and scholars alike.;From the authors' preface;This book is concerned with the application of the rules of private international law to intellectual property cases. Private international lawyers have largely ignored this topic, and it has been left to intellectual property lawyers to discuss this. This is a pity. It is a topic which raises unique questions for the private international lawyer which deserve an answer, and at the same time tells us much about the rules of private international law that are being applied.

The aim of the book is to fill this gap in the literature. The emphasis in the book is on private international law rather than on intellectual property law. Nonetheless, it is hoped that intellectual property lawyers will find much to interest them here;Most of the book is taken up with a discussion of the relevant rules of private international law and their application in the context of intellectual property law. A major theme of the book is the extent to which there are special rules of private international law for this area and whether there should be such rules. Alternative private international law solutions will be considered by looking at the law in other jurisdictions and, where appropriate, proposals will be put forward for a better solution

This book is part of the Oxford Monographs in Private International Law series, the aim of which is to publish work of high quality and originality in a number of important areas of private international law. The series is intended for both scholarly and practitioner readers.

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Intellectual Property Law, Conflict of Laws
1. Creation and validity of intellectual property rights: jurisdiction
2. Entitlement to the grant and ownership of intellectual property rights: jurisdiction
3. Contracts in relation to the exploitation of intellectual property rights: jurisdiction
4. Infringement: preliminary matters
5. Infringement: jurisdiction under the European Community/European Free Trade Area rules
6. Infringement: jurisdiction under the traditional rules
7. European Community rights: jurisdiction
8. Complementary torts and other causes of action: jurisdiction
9. Choice of law elements in the intellectual property conventions
10. Creation, scope and termination of intellectual property rights: the applicable law
11. Contracts in relation to the exploitation of intellectual property rights: the applicable law
12. Infringement: the applicable law
13. Complementary torts and other causes of action: the applicable law
14. Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in intellectual property cases