November 20 and 21, 2009
Intellectual property law has been harmonised by Community law to a considerable extent. At the same time the intellectual property rights have converged. The TRIPS Agreement and the EU Enforcement Directive provide for rules and principles which apply to all intellectual property rights. The academic discussion has not kept pace with this development. European intellectual property law is often seen through the spectacles of national law; pan-European discussions about issues of Community law seem to be the exception rather than the rule. At the same time copyright, trade mark and patent lawyers do easily not find a common language. Thus, intellectual property research lags behind general private law, where the efforts of various study groups have recently resulted in the Draft Common Frame of Reference.
The participants of this conference will investigate if and to what extent European rules and principles applicable to all intellectual property rights already exist or whether they can be found on the basis of the acquis communautaire and comparative law. Prominent experts of intellectual property law from several European countries will discuss the merits and the methodology of this approach before turning to several areas of substantive intellectual property law such as grounds of protection, secondary liability and exceptions, to enforcement and finally to the relationship between intellectual property and neighbouring areas of Community law.
Article in German: Tagungsbericht von Simon Apel (JurPC Web-Dok. 11/2010)
Am 20./21. November 2009 veranstalteten wir eine internationale Konferenz zum Thema "Common Principles of European IP Law":
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Die Tagung wird finanziert aus Mitteln des DFG Graduiertenkollegs Nr. 1148 ‚ÄěGeistiges Eigentum und Gemeinfreiheit‚ÄĚ.