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Constructing European Intellectual Property: Achievements and New Perspectives

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Edited by: Christophe Geiger

ISBN13: 9781781001639
Published: November 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £133.00

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Constructing European Intellectual Property offers a comprehensive assessment of the current state of intellectual property legislation in Europe and gives direction on how an improved system might be achieved. This detailed study presents various perspectives on what further actions are necessary to provide the circumstances and tools for the construction of a truly balanced European intellectual property system. The book takes as its starting point that the ultimate aim of such a system should be to ensure sustainable and innovation-based economic growth while enhancing free circulation of ideas and cultural expressions. Being the first in the European Intellectual Property Institutes Network (EIPIN) series, this book lays down some concrete foundations for a deeper understanding of European intellectual property law and its complex interplay with other fields of jurisprudence as well as its impact on a broad array of spheres of social interaction. In so doing, it provides a well needed platform for further research. Academics, policymakers, lawyers and many others concerned with establishment of a regulatory framework for intangibles in the EU will benefit from the extensive and thoughtful discussion presented in this work.

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Intellectual Property Law


Section 1: IP and European Construction
1. The Construction of Intellectual Property in the European Union: Searching for Coherence Christophe Geiger
2. Pruning the European Intellectual Property Tree - in Search of Common Principles and Roots Severine Dusollier

Section 2: The European Legal Framework
3. The Legal Framework of the Legislative Activity Concerning Intellectual Property Rights at European Regional Level Vincenzo Scordamaglia
4. Fundamental Rights and European IP Law - the Case of Art 17(2) of the EU Charter Jonathan Griffiths and Luke McDonagh
5. Intellectual Property and Competition Law in the Information Society Tuomas Mylly


Section 3: Trademarks and Geographical Indications at EU Level
6. Evaluation of the Functioning of the EU Trade Mark System - the Trade Mark Study Annette Kur
7. Adapting EU Trademark Law to New Technologies - Back to Basics? Martin Senftleben
8. The Simplification and Codification of European Legislation for the Protection of Geographical Indications Gail Elizabeth Evans

Section 4: Patents and Plant Variety Protection
9. Constructing an Efficient and Balanced European Patent System: 'Muddling Through' Jens Schovsbo
10. Smart Innovation and Inclusive Patents for Sustainable Welfare. The Europe 2020 Objectives for Patent Law and Practice in Plant and Human Biotechnology Geertrui Van Overwalle
11. Construction of Efficient and Balanced Patent System: Patentability and Patent Scope of Isolated DNA Sequences Under US Patent Act and EU Biotech Directive Jan Krauss and Toshiko Takenaka

Section 5: Copyright Protection in the EU
12. The Dynamics of Harmonization of Copyright at the European Level P. Bernt Hugenholtz
13. The Wittem Project of a European Copyright Code Thomas Dreier
14. Consume and Share: Making Copyright Fit for the Digital Agenda Marco Ricolfi

Section 6: Databases, Design Protection, Unfair Competition and/ or New IP Rights in the EU
15. Unfair Competition: Complementary or Alternative to Intellectual Property in the EU? Anselm Kamperman Sanders
16. Database Rights: Success or Failure? The Chequered Yet Exciting Journey of Database Protection in Europe Estelle Derclaye
17. Function, Art and Fashion: Do We Need the EU Design Law? Uma Suthersanen

Section 7: IP Enforcement in the EU
18. IP Enforcement in Europe: Acquis and Future Plans Jacques Raynard
19. The Impact of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement on the Legal Framework for IP Enforcement in the European Union R. D'Erme, C. Geiger, H. Grosse Ruse-Khan, C. Heinze, T. Jaeger, R. Matulionyte, A. Metzger
20. Checks and Balances in the Intellectual Property Enforcement Field: Reconstructing EU Trade Agreements Xavier Seuba Section 8: Making the European IP System Work: Further Steps to Take Raimund Lutz, Christian Archambeau and Michel Vivant