Intellectual Property and Private International Law

Hardcover | March 10, 2011

byJames J. Fawcett, Paul Torremans

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Intellectual property has traditionally been regulated on a territorial basis. However, the protection and commercial exploitation of intellectual property rights such as patents, trade marks, designs and copyright occurring across borders are now seldom confined to one jurisdiction. This bookconsiders how the introduction of a foreign element inevitably raises potential problems of private international law, ranging from establishing which court has jurisdiction and which is the applicable law to securing the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. The Internet has brought a significant increase in the scale of this phenomenon and valuable new chapters have been added to this edition to reflect this. Nationally protected trade marks are now used globally on websites and copyright material is distributed, communicated and copied in a worldwithout borders. Patents have already been licensed on a transnational basis for several decades. All this raises questions of jurisdiction and applicable law. The well-respected and expert author team address such questions as; which court will have jurisdiction to deal with the issues arising fromintellectual property rights and their exploitation in an international context? And which national law will the court with jurisdiction apply? Private international law questions increasingly arise and the two disciplines that previously operated in different spheres are increasingly obliged toco-operate.Although such issues are becoming increasingly important, a dearth of literature exists on the subject. Fawcett and Torremans remedy that neglect and provide a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the topic that will be welcomed by practitioners and scholars alike. This book is part of the Oxford Monographs in Private International Law series, the aim of which is to publish work of high quality and originality in a number of important areas of private international law. The series is intended for both scholarly and practitioner readers.

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Intellectual property has traditionally been regulated on a territorial basis. However, the protection and commercial exploitation of intellectual property rights such as patents, trade marks, designs and copyright occurring across borders are now seldom confined to one jurisdiction. This bookconsiders how the introduction of a foreign...

James J. Fawcett has taught at the Universities of Bristol, the National University of Singapore and the University of Leicester before joining the University of Nottingham in 1995. He was a Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Leicester. He is the Director of Research at the School of Law, the University of N...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1080 pagesPublished:March 10, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Jurisdiction1. Creation and validity of intellectual property rights: jurisdiction2. Entitlement to the grant and ownership of intellectual property rights: jurisdiction3. Contracts in relation to the exploitation of intellectual property rights: jurisdiction4. Infringement: preliminary matters5. Infringement: jurisdiction under the European Community/European Free Trade Area rules6. Infringement: jurisdiction under the traditional rules7. European Community rights: jurisdiction8. Complementary torts and other causes of action: jurisdictionThe Applicable Law9. Choice of law elements in the intellectual property conventions10. Creation, scope and termination of intellectual property rights: the applicable law11. Contracts in relation to the exploitation of intellectual property rights: the applicable law12. Infringement: the applicable law13. Complementary torts and other causes of action: the applicable lawRecognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments14. Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in intellectual property cases

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`Review from previous edition This is a landmark publication in intellectual property law ' Gavin McFarlane, New Law Journal, 26/02/99