The scope of the undertaking
This chapter focuses on the scope of discussion of the present book dealing with intellectual property rights in EU law. The book aims to examine the relationship between intellectual property rights and the law of the European Community (‘EC Law’). The term ‘intellectual property’ is used here in the wide sense that it has acquired in common law countries. It embraces all exclusive rights which the law grants to certain individuals in order to reward creative effort or to protect commercial reputation. The major points of discussion would be patents, trade marks, copyright and related rights, design rights, designations of origin, plant breeders' rights and certain aspects of the law of unfair competition.
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