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Published: 10 June 2021

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780192898234

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A new practitioner law publication

New Edition

European Union Plant Variety Protection

Third Edition

Gert Würtenberger, Martin Ekvad, Paul van der Kooij, and Bart Kiewiet

  • Combines a comprehensive explanation of the system with clear guidance on the law in practice, making it an invaluable resource for practitioners and experts alike.
  • Features time-saving references for further information on national, community, and international plant variety protection, and enforcement.
  • Written by an expert author team, including past and current presidents of the Community Plant Variety office, and leading scholars and practitioners in plant variety law, ensuring an authoritative and extensive account of plant variety protection.

New to this Edition:

  • Updated to include new case law from the Board of Appeal, Community Plant Variety Office, General Court, and European Court of Justice.
  • Considers the impact of recent developments within the CPVO, new activities of the CPVO in relation to third countries and to international organizations, and new UPOV initiatives.
  • Illuminates changes in the proceedings regulation in 2016, cooperation between EUIPO and EPO, and amendments to the Trade Mark Regulation with regard to variety denominations as absolute grounds for refusal.

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