Model Law on Intellectual Property

Model Law on Intellectual Property

A Proposal for German Law Reform. Abbreviated English Edition
Edited by: Hans-Jürgen Ahrens, Mary-Rose McGuire Publication date: February 2013 Extent: xii, 132 pages


ISBN 978-3-86653-984-6
Please note: The print edition of this book is sold out. The eBook is still available at DeGruyter.

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The draft proposal for the reform of the German law of intellectual property, a project which was fostered by the German Foundation on the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), focuses on modernising the regulatory technique by furnishing general rules on both substantive and procedural issues. Together with the rules on the specific IP rights they are merged into a comprehensive code of intellectual property. Thus, for the first time severe gaps of current law – such as the law on licence contracts – can be bridged.

The new English edition provides you with
- an overview on the overarching structures of IP-law
- a proposal for a graded scheme of protection, differentiating between absolute IP rights and the protection of other efforts
- a scheme on the interaction of European and national law on conflicts of laws and jurisdiction
- a concise transformation of the Enforcement Directive
- a full-fledged model of IP contract law and
- a proposal for the development of rules on consistent employee’s creations.

In 2014 the "Model Law on Intellectual Property" won the first prize for good legislation of the "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesetzgebung" (German Association for Legislation).


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