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European Intellectual Property Law

Second Edition

Justine Pila and Paul Torremans

23 August 2019

ISBN: 9780198831280

712 pages

In Stock

Price: £47.99

Examines IP law at a European level to provide a unique and contemporary guide to the subject.



European Intellectual Property Law offers a full account of the main areas of substantive European intellectual property law - including the law of copyright and related rights, patents and plant variety rights, trademarks, design rights, and rights in data and information.

  • Responds to contemporary developments in IP law by looking at the subject from the European level first before examining the impact that EU law has on national law in different Member States
  • Comprehensive yet concise coverage not only gives a full account of the main areas of substantive law but also considers its context and effect on Member States
  • Content is accessible and suitable for a broad range of courses in the UK and in Europe
  • Diagrams are used regularly throughout the text to clarify difficult concepts
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • Detailed analysis of the new Trade Marks Directive and Regulation
  • Detailed coverage of the new General Data Protection Regulation
  • Detailed coverage of the implementation of the Trade Secrets Directive
  • A full update on remedies

About the Author(s)

Justine Pila, Fellow and Senior Law Tutor of St Catherine's College, Oxford; Research Fellow of the Institute of European and Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, and Paul Torremans, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Nottingham

Table of Contents

    I. Foundations
    1:An introduction to domestic and international intellectual property law
    2:The foundations of European Union intellectual property law
    3:Theoretical accounts of European intellectual property
    II. The Law of Patents and Allied Rights
    4:Introduction to European patent law
    5:The procedure for obtaining a European patent
    6:Patentable subject matter
    7:Secondary patentability requirements
    8:Patent protection and exploitation
    9:Plant variety rights and supplementary protection certificates
    III. The Law of Copyright and Related Rights
    10:Introduction to the European law of copyright and related rights
    11:The subsistence and ownership of copyright and related rights
    12:The rights conferred by copyright and related rights
    13:Copyright and related rights exceptions and limitations
    IV. The Law of Trade Marks and Allied Rights
    14:Registration and use of the trade mark
    15:Infringement and revocation of the trade mark
    16:Trade marks and the free movement aspects of EU Law
    17:Unfair competition law
    18:Indications of geographical origin
    V. Data and Information
    20:Introduction to rights in data and information
    21:Database rights
    22:Data protection and data exclusivity
    23:Trade secrets
    VI. Enforcement and Remedies
    VII. Future Trends
    26:Future trends


"Review from previous edition Outstanding quality in all respects. A much needed addition to the European IP law literature" - Tuomas Mylly, Professor of Law, University of Turku

"This is an excellent and unique IP textbook" - Lingling Wei, Lecturer in Law, Bournemouth University

"This textbook has a wide EU perspective and is by far the most comprehensive and accessible textbook available on European IP law" - Nicola Lucchi, Associate Professor of Law, Jönköping International Business School

Additional Resources

Digital formats
This second edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats.
- The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks

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