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Geistiges Eigentum und Wettbewerbsrecht

Edited by Peter Heermann, Axel Metzger, Ansgar Ohly, and Olaf Sosnitza

In the information age, the significance of intellectual property laws, in particular patent law, copyright law and trademark laws, has increased considerably. At the same time, those dealing with legal issues are facing numerous new questions. Jurisprudence has scarcely been able to keep up with the current turbulent developments, and legal literature continues to be dominated by works which are practically oriented and in which basic issues of legal scholarship are neglected. Whereas general civil law regards property law as its natural sphere of activity, it has to a large extent lost sight of intangible property rights.
The goal of Geistiges Eigentum und Wettbewerbsrecht is to contribute to an analysis of the law of intellectual property and competition law and in doing so not to lose sight of practical experience. The series accepts habilitations, outstanding dissertations and comparable monographs which deal with patent law, copyright law, trademark law and related fields of the law, in particular the code of standards for advertising practices, antitrust law and personal rights. It focuses on those works which address the basic issues in the law of intellectual property, including their historical, philosophical and economic aspects and thus contribute to a »general part of intellectual property,« which presently does not exist. Since the European approximation of laws in intangible property rights and competition law is proceeding very quickly and in addition there are numerous international agreements which have a large impact on these fields of the law, the series also deals with international contexts.

Dr. Julia Caroline Scherpe-Blessing, LL.M. (Cantab)
Program Director Private Law, Criminal Law, and Procedural Law

ISSN: 1860-7306 / eISSN: 2569-3956 - Suggested citation: GEuWR