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EU Law on Indications of Geographical Origin: Theory and Practice

ISBN13: 9783319056890
Published: August 2014
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Germany
Format: Hardback
Price: £109.99

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The book examines both theoretical and practical aspects of Indications of Geographical Origin (IGOs) with a special focus on European Law.

It has four distinct yet mutually related aims. First, it is to discuss theoretical issues of the law of IGOs including historical foundations of that law, terminology, protection models, legal subjectivity, and related aspects. Second, it is to cover the EU law on IGOs from the systematic point of view.

In doing so, the relevant legal acts are analysed by a commentary approach providing the text of commented excerpts beforehand. Third, it is to reveal the interrelation of the EU law, from one side, and the national laws of EU Member States, from the other side, focusing on harmonized and non-harmonized areas of law.

Fourth, it is to discuss current legislative initiatives and further development possibilities for the EU law on IGOs.

Intellectual Property Law
Part I: Introduction
1. Overview.
2. The Historical Foundations of the Regulation of Indications of Geographical Origin.
3. The Place of Indications of Geographical Origin in the Intellectual Property System.
4. Fall and Decline.

Part II: European Union Law
5. European Union Protection System.
6. Quality Schemes Regulation.
7. Spirits Regulation.
8. Single CMO Regulation.
9. Aromatised Wines Regulation.
10. Community Collective Mark.
11. Indirect Protection System.
12. Challenges for Further Development.

Part III: Impact on National Law of European Union Member States
13. Interrelation Between European Union Protection and National Protection.
14. Liability aspects .
15. Competence Aspects of Responsible State Institutions.