Intellectual Property Law Harmonization within and Beyond Europe: Achievements and Future Challenges

36 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2015

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Marcella Favale

Bournemouth University; University of Glasgow

Maurizio Borghi

Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM)

Date Written: June 2, 2015

Abstract

This essay discusses the process of harmonization of the legislation impacting on intellectual property rights at international level and within the European Union. To this end, after an up-to-date account of the international treaties applicable within the EU and of the European Directives and Regulations on various domains, such as copyright and related rights, patents and utility models, design, trademarks, geographical indications, etc., the paper preliminarily suggests hurdles and perspectives of a global IP harmonization. The essay concludes that whilst world-wide IP rights are not an easy target, they are nonetheless an obligatory choice, especially in some wide-ranging areas of Intellectual Property.

Keywords: European Neighborood Policy, European Union, European Policies, Intellectual Property Policy, European Trade

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Favale, Marcella and Borghi, Maurizio, Intellectual Property Law Harmonization within and Beyond Europe: Achievements and Future Challenges (June 2, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2613515 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2613515

Marcella Favale (Contact Author)

Bournemouth University ( email )

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Poole BH12 5BB, Dorset BH8 8EB
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HOME PAGE: http://https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/cippm/2014/05/13/marcella-favale/

University of Glasgow ( email )

Adam Smith Business School
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8LE
United Kingdom

Maurizio Borghi

Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) ( email )

Bournemouth University
Fern Barrow
Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.cippm.org.uk

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