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Published: 17 December 2015

368 Pages


ISBN: 9780198732785

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A new practitioner law publication

European Union Plant Variety Protection

Second Edition

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

  • The only book to specifically cover Community Plant Variety Rights within the broader field of intellectual property law.
  • Covers enforcement under the Plant Variety Protection Regulation and under national laws.
  • 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.

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
  • Coverage of new legislation, including regulation on the transfer of technology.
  • Greater discussion of the practical conduct of infringement proceedings, as well as contentious validity proceedings before the national courts.
  • New analysis of the importance of the UPOV Guidelines in the examination practice of the CPVO, and how the scope of protection of a protected variety must be determined in infringement proceedings.

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