Concise International and European IP Law
Pierre Véron is co-director, together with Professor Thomas Cottier, of the Bern University, of the volume on the general rules and procedures, which forms part of the five volume collection entitled Concise Commentary of European Intellectual Property Law Series, published by Wolters Kluwer. Isabelle Romet contributed to the volume Patent Law in the same collection.
Editors: Thomas Cottier and Pierre Véron.
The intellectual property is one of the branches of law where the international harmonisation has been implemented for a long time thanks to international conventions like the 1883 Paris Convention.
It results therefrom a constantly increasing number of rules and principles shared by several or all the intellectual property rights.
This international harmonisation is still implemented (for example with the TRIPS Agreement) and the European Union now contributes strongly thereto, at a regional level, thanks to the instruments of secondary legislation, that is, regulations and directives.
The Concise International and European IP Law – TRIPS, Paris Convention, European Enforcement and Transfer of Technology aims to give the reader a rapid comprehension of the most important international and community texts concerning intellectual property (TRIPS Agreement, Paris Convention, Regulation EC № 44/2001, Regulation EC № 1383/2003, Regulation EC № 772/2004, Directive № 2004/48).
The Concise International and European IP Law is the fourth volume in the series Concise Commentary dealing with intellectual property and published by the Kluwer editions under the general direction of Thomas Dreier, Charles Gielen, and Richard Hacon. The formulation derives from the success of the German “KurzKommentar” and the Dutch “Tekst en Commentaar”. The other four volumes cover the patents, the trademarks and the designs, the copyright and the related rights, the technologies of information.
The aim of the Concise Commentary series is to provide the reader with a clear and understandable explanation of each of the most important provisions, which are commented article by article by eminent specialists, universities or legal practitioners of international and community intellectual property law.
3rd edition 2013-2014