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European Union Design Law: A Practitioner's Guide 2nd ed isbn 9780198719298

European Union Design Law: A Practitioner's Guide

ISBN13: 9780199645176
New Edition ISBN: 9780198719298
Published: December 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Recent years have seen many fundamental changes in European designs law, including the emergence of the Designs Directive in 1998 and the Designs Regulation in 2001.

These pieces of legislation introduce major changes to the protection of industrial and ornamental designs throughout the European Union. Many issues covered in the legislation remain unlitigated, or guidance has not yet been provided by superior tribunals.

European Union Design Law provides a much-needed guide to the new law and practice. Beginning with a short history of the development of the legislation, Stone moves on to a detailed examination of the interpretation provided by OHIM, the Court of Justice and the General Court, and the Community Design Courts of the EU Member States.

Separate chapters deal with RCD filing and invalidity, unregistered Community designs, the implementation of the Designs Directive by the member states, and the complex jurisdictional web for enforcing pan-EU rights.

Intellectual Property Law
1. Historical Introduction
2. Aims of the European Union Wide Legislation
3. The System of Courts and Tribunals with Jurisdiction for Community Design Disputes
4. Definitions
5. Cumulative Effect with other Intellectual Property Rights
6. Exclusions from Protection
7. Unitary Character of European Union-Wide Design Rights and Territorial Effect
8. Right to the Community Design
9. Prior Designs
10. Novelty
11. Individual Character
12. Grounds for Invalidity
13. OHIM
14. RCDs
15. International Registrations
16. Invalidity Proceedings before OHIM
17. Unregistered Community Designs
18. Infringement
19. Defences to Infringement
20. Remedies
21. Jurisdiction
22. Two Case Studies
23. The Design Directive