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Liability for Antitrust Law Infringements and Protection of IP Rights in Distribution

Edited by: Pranvera Kellezi, Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel

ISBN13: 9783030175498
Published: July 2019
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £119.99

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This book gathers international and national reports from across the globe on key questions in the field of antitrust and intellectual property.

The first part discusses the allocation of liability for infringement of antitrust laws between corporations and individuals. The book explores the criminal or administrative sanctions available against corporations, companies or group of companies, and individuals, such as employees or directors. A detailed international report explores the major trends and challenges in this field and provides an excellent comparative study of this complex and challenging subject.

The second part examines whether intellectual property rights are sufficiently protected to ensure a fair return on investments made by manufacturers and distributors. This question comes at a time where distribution is facing deep and radical changes with the Internet. To what extent this is an opportunity or a threat to the sustainability of distribution systems of differentiated and IP protected goods is the question. This book brings together the current legal responses across a number of European countries and elsewhere in the world, all summarised and elaborated in an international report.

The book also includes the resolutions passed by the General Assembly of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC) following a debate on each of these topics, which include proposed solutions and recommendations. The LIDC is a long-standing international association that focuses on the interface between competition law and intellectual property law, including unfair competition issues.

Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law
Part I - Liability for Antitrust Law Infringements: Chapter 1. International Report - Chapter 2. Austria - Chapter 3. Belgium - Chapter 4. France - Chapter 5. Germany - Chapter 6. Hong Kong, - Chapter 7. Hungary - Chapter 8 Italy,- Chapter 9 Spain,- Chapter 10 Sweden,- Chapter 11 Switzerland,- Chapter 12 United Kingdom,- Chapter 14. Ukraine;
Part II - Protections of IP Rights in Distribution: Chapter 14. International Report - Chapter 15. Austria - Chapter 16. Belgium - Chapter 17. Brazil - Chapter 18. Czech Republic - Chapter 19. Hong Kong - Chapter 20. Hungary - Chapter 21. Italy - Chapter 22. Romania - Chapter 23. Spain - Chapter 24. Sweden - Chapter 25. Switzerland