Annette Kur

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

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Munich, Bayern 80539

Germany

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1.

Sweet Smells and a Sour Taste - The ECJ's L'Oréal decision

Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition & Tax Law Research Paper No. 09-12, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 10/01
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 30 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2011
Annette Kur, Lionel A. F. Bently and Ansgar Ohly
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
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Comparative advertising, unfair use of reputation, ECJ, freedom of commercial speech, Article 10 ECHR

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Enough is Enough - The Notion of Binding Ceilings in International Intellectual Property Protection

Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition & Tax Law Research Paper Series No. 09-01
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 13 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2011
Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan and Annette Kur
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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Intellectual property, WTO, WIPO, limitations and exceptions, mandatory limitations

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The Law Applicable to Secondary Liability in Intellectual Property Cases

New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, Vol. 42, p. 201, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 51/2009, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-49, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 09-64, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition & Tax Law Research Paper No. 09-16
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2011
Chicago-Kent College of Law, New York University - School of Law and Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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choice of law, ALI Principles, CLIP, secondary liability, intermediary liability

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Trademarks Function, Don't They? CJEU Jurisprudence and Unfair Competition Principles

IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Vol.45. 2014, Issue 4, pp 434-454, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 14-05
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2014
Annette Kur
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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Trade mark functions, European trade mark law reform, exhaustion, unfair competition

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Too Pretty to Protect ? Trade Mark Law and the Enigma of Aesthetic Functionality

TECHNOLOGY AND COMPETITION: CONTRIBUTIONS IN HONOUR OF HANNS ULLRICH, pp. 139 - 159, Josef Drexl, Reto M. Hilty, Laurence Boy, Christine Godt & Bernard Remiche, eds., Larcier, Bruxelles, 2009 (updated version), Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property & Competition Law Research Paper No. 11-16
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Nov 2011
Annette Kur
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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European trade mark law, aesthetic functionality, functional signs, trade marks and competition law

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Recommendation on Measures to Safeguard Freedom of Expression and Undistorted Competition in EU Trade Mark Law

European Intellectual Property Review 2015, 337-344
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2016
VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Law, University of Turin - Faculty of Law, Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR), University of Eastern Finland and University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, Department of Intellectual Property Law
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EU trade mark law, freedom of expression, freedom of competition, limitations of exclusive rights, need to keep free, referential use, Lisbon Treaty, Charter of Fundamental Rights, criticism, comment, parody, exhaustion, comparative advertising, functionality, due cause defence, honest practices

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European Commission - Green Paper: Copyright in the Knowledge Economy - Comments by the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law

Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition & Tax Law Research Paper Series No. 08-05
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2014
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI and Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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Copyright, Scientific publishing, Directive on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society

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Of Oceans, Islands, and Inland Water - How Much Room for Exceptions and Limitations Under the Three-Step Test?

Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition & Tax Law Research Paper Series No. 08-04
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 18 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2011
Annette Kur
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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International IP, TRIPS, limitations and exceptions, three-step test, WTO Panel reports

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What to Protect, and How? Unfair Competition, Intellectual Property, or Protection Sui Generis

In: Intellectual property, unfair competition and publicity: convergences and development / ed. by Nari Lee et al.- Cheltenham: Elgar, 2014, pp. 11-32, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property & Competition Law Research Paper No. 13-12
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 01 Jan 2015
Annette Kur
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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Unfair competition, sui generis rights, slavish imitation, abuse of reputation

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Too Common, Too Splendid, or ‘Just Right’? Trade Mark Protection for Product Shapes in the Light of CJEU Case Law

Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 14-17
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Dec 2014
Annette Kur
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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Overlaps, threedimensional marks, distinctiveness of shapes, shapes resulting from the nature of goods, shapes conferring value to goods, need to keep free, Tripp Trapp chair

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The Study on the Functioning of the European Trade Mark System

Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property & Competition Law Research Paper No. 12-13
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Nov 2012
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Community Trade Mark, European Trade Mark Law, Max Planck Study, genuine use, OHIM, harmonization of trade mark law

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Strategic Branding: Does Trade Mark Law Provide for Sufficient Self-Help and Self-Healing Forces?

Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition & Tax Law Research Paper Series No. 08-03
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2011
Annette Kur
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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Trade marks, free competition, event marks, ambush marketing, functional marks, three-dimensional marks, colour marks

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Comments of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition of 3 June 2014 on the Proposal of the European Commission for a Directive on the Protection of Undisclosed Know-How and Business Information (Trade Secrets) against their Unlawful Acquisition, Use and Disclosure of 28 November 2013, Com(2013) 813 Final

In: International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC), Vol. 45, Issue 8, 2014, pp. 953-967, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 14-11
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 21 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 02 May 2017
Roland Knaak, Annette Kur and Reto Hilty
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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Trade Secret Protection, Know-how Protection, European Union Law, Harmonization, Directive on Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition Law, Intellectual Property, ROM II Regulation, International Private Law, TRIPS Agreement, Enforcement of Trade Secret Protection

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Expropriation or Fair Game for All? The Gradual Dismantling of the IP Exclusivity Paradigm

Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition & Tax Law Research Paper No. 09-14
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Dec 2009
Annette Kur and Jens Schovsbo
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR)
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Intellectual property, liability rules, compulsory licences, levy systems, culture flat rate

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Comment by the Max Planck Institute on the Commission's Proposal for a Directive to Amend Directive 2006/116 EC of the European Parliament and Council Concerning the Term of Protection for Copyright and Related Rights

Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition & Tax Law Research Paper Series No. 08-01
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2011
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI, Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Law, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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copyright, related rights

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Declaration on Patent Protection - Regulatory Sovereignty under TRIPS

IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property & Competition Law, 2014, Vol. 45, Is. 6, pp 679-698 , Intellectual Property Law and Policy Journal, 2014, Vol. 45, pp.1 - 32 (in Japanese), Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 14-19
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2015
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, University of California, Irvine School of Law, University of Buenos Aires (UBA) - Faculty of Social Sciences, Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS), Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP), Duke University School of Law and Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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Great Data, Nice Tale, But What's the Message? The OHIM/EPO Study on the Economic Relevance of IP-Intensive Industries in the EU

IIC: international review of intellectual property and competition law,Vol. 45.2014, Issue 6, pp 617-620, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Discussion Paper No. 1
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 01 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2014
Annette Kur and Dietmar Harhoff
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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IP-intensive industries; IP and economics; OHIM/EPO Study; European Observatory; IP enforcement.

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Not Prior in Time, But Superior in Right: How Trademark Registrations Can be Affected by Third Party Interests in a Sign

IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, 2013 Vol. 44, Issue 7, pp 790-814, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property & Competition Law Research Paper No. 13-10
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 May 2013 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2013
Annette Kur
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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Well-known marks, unregistered marks, registration by an agent, filing of marks in bad faith, European trademark law reform

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Brand Symbols, the Consumer, and the Internet

Conference volume "NZCIEL workshop at Wellington, New Zealand, 19-20 February 2015", Forthcoming, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 16-01
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 May 2016
Annette Kur
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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brands, consumer psychology, personal marketing, keyword advertising, trademarks and fundamental rights

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Position Paper of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Concerning the Implementation of the WIPO Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled

IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, pp. 707-716, 46(6) 2015, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 15-05
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 09 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2015
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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Marrakesh Treaty, Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled Persons, Position Paper

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What Kind of Use is this? Open Questions after ONEL/OMEL

A slightly different and abridged version was published in: IPRinfo 3/2013, German translation to be published in: sic!: Zeitschrift für Immaterialgüter-, Informations- und Wettbewerbsrecht ; revue du droit de la propriété intellectuelle, de l'information et de la concurrence, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property & Competition Law Research Paper No. 13-15
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 22 Nov 2013
Annette Kur
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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Community trade marks; genuine use; Leno Merken

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Durchsetzung gemeinschaftsweiter Schutzrechte: Internationale Zuständigkeit und anwendbares Recht : Zugleich Anmerkung zu den Entscheidungen EuGH, Rs. C-360/12 – Coty Und EuGH, Rs. C-479/12 – Gautzsch (Enforcement of Unitary Rights – International Jurisdiction and Applicable Law)

Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht Internationaler Teil, 2014, 63(8/9), pp.749-760, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Discussion Paper No. 3
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2015
Annette Kur
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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Cross-border infringement; Community trade mark and design courts; territoriality principle; jurisdiction and applicable law; Brussels Ibis Regulation; CJEU Case C-360/12 – Coty

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That's a Fine Chablis You're Not Drinking: The Proper Place for Geographical Indications in Trademark Law

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 17, No. 933, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2851531
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 13 Oct 2016
Loyola Law School Los Angeles, Independent, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Fordham Law School
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trademark, intellectual property, geographical indications, international law

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Stellungnahme zum Referentenentwurf eines Gesetzes zur Umsetzung der Richtlinie (EU) 2016/943 zum Schutz von Geschäftsgeheimnissen vor rechtswidrigem Erwerb sowie rechtswidriger Nutzung und Offenlegung vom 17. April 2018 - (Position Paper on the German Transposition Proposal of Directive (EU) 2016/943 on the Protection of Trade Secrets)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Discussion Paper No. 10
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 12 Jun 2018
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
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trade secrets, EU directive 2016/943, transposal