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IEL Intellectual Property Contents

The International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL) Intellectual Property includes information in book-length form written in English for 43 countries.  The monographs are written by legal academics and/or practitioners with expertise in intellectual property for those countries.  The monographs enable comparative research in intellectual property.  These monographs include a general introduction on intellectual property followed by specialized chapters on copyright and neighbouring rights, patents, utility models, trademarks, trade names, industrial designs, plant variety protection, chip protection, and trade secrets; confidential information.  A more detailed Table of Contents follows:

Part I: The European Union. Forthcoming 
1. The European Union and intellectual property.
2. Intellectual property and free movement.
3. Intellectual property and the competition rules.

Part II: International Conventions. Commentary. Forthcoming 
1. The Paris Convention for the protection of industrial
2. Copyright and neighbouring rights
3. Patents.
4. Trademarks.
5. Industrial designs.
6. Plant variety protection.
7. Chip protection.
8. TRIPS-agreement.

Part III: National Monographs
1. Copyright and Neighbouring Rights.
2. Patents.
3. Utility Models.
4. Trademarks.
5. Tradenames.
6. Industrial Designs.
7. Plant Variety Protection.
8. Chip Protection.
9. Trade Secrets / Confidential Information.
10. Geographical indications and appellations of origin.
Selected Bibliography.

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Lyonette Louis-Jacques
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