Parallel Importation Under European Union Law

Parallel Importation Under European Union Law

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The intellectual property laws of the member countries in the EU are not synchronised, nor are any of these laws fully reconciled with the requirements of the free movement of goods and services or with the competition laws, and this has led to conflicts revolving around parallel importation. The book explains the complexities of the law relating to parallel imports, with particular emphasis on intellectual property. It also considers competition law, Community integration and trade law.
* Concise - provides a straightforward, practical guide to a complex area of law
* Comprehensive - wide-ranging treatment of all dimensions of the subject, including cases from Asia, Australia, North and South America
* Up-to-date - includes the latest case law, including Davidoff/Levi Straus, Boehringer Ingelheim v Swingward and Van Doran + O
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  • Hardback | 488 pages
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0421863005
  • 9780421863002

Table of contents

Introduction. Free movement and market integration. Pharmaceuticals, re-labeling, repackaging and re-branding. Anticompetitive agreements. Abuses of dominant positions. Royalty collecting societies and trade associations, automobile and film distribution. Trade mark harmonization and the exhaustion of rights. Davidoff, consent and the burden of proof. Copyrights, designs, patents, plants, seeds and semiconductors. Conclusion.
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