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Intellectual Property Rights in EU Law Volume I: Free Movement and Competition Law

David T. Keeling


This volume provides an in-depth analysis of the relationship between intellectual property rights (including patents, trade marks, copyright, and designs) and the law of the European Union. It examines the conflict between intellectual property rights (exclusive rights limited normally to the territory of a single Member State) and the principle of free movement of goods and services in the internal market. The various tests and theories propounded by the European Court of Justice in attempting to resolve that conflict are explained from a critical standpoint. The ramifications of the exhaust ... More

Keywords: intellectual property rights, patents, trade marks, copyright, European Union law, exclusive rights, free movement, exhaustion-of-rights principle, EC competition law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198259183
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259183.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David T. Keeling, author
Member of the Boards of Appeal of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)