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Author Derclaye, Estelle, 1974-

Title Intellectual property overlaps : a European perspective / by Estelle Derclaye and Matthias Leistner
Published Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (lix, 345 pages)
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. International law -- 3. European law -- 4. France -- 5. United Kingdom -- 6. Germany -- 7. Comparative analysis, conclusion and outlook
Summary Intellectual property rights, conventionally seen as quite distinct, are increasingly overlapping with one another. There are several reasons for this: the expansion of IPRs beyond their traditional borders, the creation of new IPRs especially at EU level, the exploitation of gaps in the law by shrewd lawyers, and the use of unfair competition as an alternative when IPRs are either not available at all or expired. The convergence of several IPRs on the same subject-matter poses problems. As they are normally envisaged as water-tight categories, there are very few rules which cater for the sort
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Conflict of laws -- Intellectual property -- Europe.
Intellectual property -- Europe.
Form Electronic book
Author Leistner, Matthias.
ISBN 1847316514 (electronic bk.)
9781847316516 (electronic bk.)