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Intellectual Property and the Internal Market of the European Community : European Business Law and Practice - Peter Groves

Intellectual Property and the Internal Market of the European Community

European Business Law and Practice

Hardcover Published: February 1993
ISBN: 9781853335754
Number Of Pages: 336

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This work, perhaps for the first time, provides a description of the great variety of proposals at EEC level for the reform and harmonisation of intellectual property law. It addresses patents, copyright and neighbouring rights, trade marks, biotechnology, semiconductor chips, topography right, industrial designs and plant breeders' rights. Save as required for the purpose of shedding light on the EEC proposals, it does not attempt to examine member states' national laws. In the case of industrial designs, where no harmonisation has yet been proposed, a very brief survey of national jurisdictions is presented. There is a useful appendix of documents, a bibliography and index. This practical handbook will prove invaluable to practitioners, both in the IP field and non-specialists, seeking up-to-date information on European developments, including solicitors, barristers, patent agents and trade mark agents in private practice, commerce and industry throughout the EEC and in Member States' major trading partners.

Intellectual Property and 1992p. 1
How it all Beganp. 1
Applying the Treaty to Intellectual Propertyp. 5
Patentsp. 16
Introductionp. 16
A Harmonised Patent Systemp. 17
The European Patent Conventionp. 19
Community Patent Conventionp. 36
Draft Directive on Biotechnology Patentsp. 42
Extension of Patent Term for Pharmaceutical Inventionsp. 44
Plant Variety Rightsp. 45
Trade Marks and 1992p. 46
Introductionp. 46
The Madrid Agreementp. 47
The Directivep. 54
EC Trade Marks Regulationp. 75
Conclusionp. 79
Copyright and Neighbouring Rightsp. 80
Introductionp. 80
"Copyright and the Challenge of Technology"p. 81
Computer Softwarep. 82
Databasesp. 88
The Berne and Rome Conventionsp. 92
Term of Protectionp. 95
Piracyp. 96
Home Copyingp. 100
Rental Rightp. 101
Broadcasting and Cable Retransmissionp. 103
Further Initiativesp. 107
Designsp. 108
Introductionp. 108
The Legal Protection of Designsp. 109
Design Protection in the Member Statesp. 111
The Directivep. 128
The Next Stepp. 130
Chipsp. 131
Introductionp. 131
US Lawp. 131
The Directivep. 132
Appendix 1 - Convention for the European Patent for the Common Market (OJ 1989 No L 401/10)p. 137
Appendix 2 - Protocol on the Settlement of Litigation Concerning the Infringement and Validity of Community Patents (OJ 1989 No L 401/34)p. 155
Appendix 3 - Proposal for a Council Directive on the Legal Protection of Biotechnological Inventions (OJ 1989 No C 10/3)p. 166
Appendix 4 - First Council Directive of 21 December 1988 to Approximate the Laws of Member States Relating to Trade Marks (OJ 1989 No L 40/1)p. 172
Appendix 5 - Amended Proposal for a Council Regulation on the Community Trade Mark (OJ 1984 No C230/1)p. 179
Appendix 6 - Council Directive of 14 May 1991 on the Legal Protection of Computer Programs (OJ 1991 No L 122/42)p. 234
Appendix 7 - Proposal for a Council Directive Harmonizing the Term of Protection of Copyright and Certain Related Rights (OJ 1992 No C 92/6)p. 239
Appendix 8 - Proposal for a Council Directive on the Legal Protection of Databases (OJ 1992 No C 156/4)p. 243
Appendix 9 - Council Resolution of 14 May 1992 on Increased Protection for Copyright and Neighbouring Rights (OJ 1992 No C 138/1)p. 250
Appendix 10 - Council Directive of 16 December 1986 on the Legal Protection of Topographies of Semiconductor Products (OJ 1987 No L 24/36)p. 251
Appendix 11 - List of Contracting States to the Patent Co-operation Treatyp. 256
Appendix 12 - List of Members of the Hague Agreement 1990p. 257
Appendix 13 - List of Members of the Madrid Agreementp. 258
Appendix 14 - List of Signatories to the Protocol to the Madrid Agreementp. 260
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9781853335754
ISBN-10: 1853335754
Series: European Business Law and Practice
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: February 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.56