A Practical Guide for the Nanotechnology Industries in Europe
2016, 300 p.
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Offers an extensive review of all European Patent Office cases on nanotechnological inventions
Extensively reviews trademark cases at the EU level and an in-depth perspective on competition law and state aid law
Gives practical tips to cope with currently existing legislation
Proposes many examples of contract clauses or advertising texts which are appropriate to market products containing nanotechnologies
The book is a concise guideline to different issues of nanotechnology in the European Legislation.- It offers an extensive review of all European Patent Office (EPO) cases on nanotechnological inventions. The challenge for new nanotechnology patents is to determine how patent criteria could be met in a patent application. This book shows how to identify the approach and the ways to cope with this challenge. - It extensively reviews trademark cases at the EU level and an in-depth perspective on competition law and state aid law (mergers, essential facilities licenses, public funding). - The books presents the original corporate, tax and finance approach within the current EU legal framework - It gives practical tips to cope with currently existing legislation: the books is not limited to an overview of applicable legislation. E.g.: how to deal with the risk defence under the product liability directive (implemented in 25 out of 28 EU member states) or how to deal with the chemical agents directive and adopt internal policies for nanoparticules. - It proposes many examples of contract clauses or advertising texts which would be appropriate to market products containing nanotechnologies - The books focusses on marketing aspects such as advertising, codes of conduct and import/export regulations.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »European Consumer Protection Law - European Nanotechnology Regulation - European Patent Office EPO - Nanotechnology Intellectual Property - Nanotechnology Law - Nanotechnology Patents - Nanotechnology-friendly Society - Nanotrademark - Technological Code of Conduct
Introduction.- Part I Understanding the Global Context of Nanotechnology Law: The European Union and nanotechnologies.- International organizations and nanotechnologies.- Standardization and nanotechnologies.- The definition of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials.- Nanotechnology ethics.- Part II Protecting Nanotechnology R&D and Innovation: The legal framework of nanotechnological R&D.- Nanotechnology R&D partnerships and other forms of cooperation.- Providing legal certainty in a world of uncertainties: drafting successful nanotechnology R&D contracts.- A Matter of Strategy : Nanotechnologies, Intellectual Property Rights and the Protection of Innovation.- Trade Secrets and Nanotechnologies.- Nanotechnology patents.- Utility Models as Alternative Means for Protecting Nanotechnological Inventions.- Copyright, Databases and Design rights.- Plant variety rights and semi-conductors.- Managing and Transferring Nanotechnology Intellectual Property.- Part III Industrializing Nanotechnological Innovation: Corporate Law for nanotechnology industry.- Tax Law for the nanotechnology industry.- Investing in nanotechnology.- Insuring against nano-related risks.-Manufacturing nanotechnologies.- Part IV Commercializing Nanotechnologies: Authorization and Registration Schemes.- Product Safety and Liability.- Informing about “nano” products.- “Nano” Trademarks.- Importing and Exporting Nanotechnologies.