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Covers significant issues of the law on IGOs which have remained either neglected or undeveloped to date
Reviews EU regulations from a critical point of view, identifies problems and develops solutions/suggestions for improvement
Provides a comprehensive, systematic and critical study of the effective EU law on IGOs
The present book examines both theoretical and practical aspects of the law on indications of geographical origin (IGOs) within the framework of European Union (EU) law, pursuing four distinct yet mutually related aims. First, it discusses theoretical issues of the law on IGOs including its historical foundations, terminology, principles of regulation, legal subjectivity, protection models, and loss of protection. Second, it covers the EU law on IGOs from a systematic point of view. Particularly, the systematic review of the EU law on IGOs includes an in-depth analysis of and commentary on the relevant and applicable regulations. Third, it examines current legislative initiatives and further development options for the EU law on IGOs. Finally, it reveals the interrelation of the EU law on one hand and the national laws of EU Member States on the other with regard to IGOs, focusing on harmonized and non-harmonized areas of law.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »European Court of Justice - Generic mark - Geographical origin - Intellectual property - Trade mark