The Munich Studies on Innovation and Competition present fundamental research on legal systems that have been created with the objective of promoting and safeguarding innovation and competition as the most important factors for economic growth and prosperity. Accordingly, this series will include monographic works in English in the different fields of intellectual property and competition law such as patent, trademark and copyright law, as well as unfair competition and antitrust law. Rather than describing what the law is, the series strives to contribute to the scholarship on how these legal systems should develop so as to promote innovation and competition. Therefore, its outlook is both international, by not focussing on any specific national legal system, and interdisciplinary. In particular, studies are encouraged that also incorporate the methods and findings of other disciplines such as economics, sociology and anthropology.