The Interface Between Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Policy

The Interface Between Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Policy

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The purpose of this book is to examine the experience of a number of countries in grappling with the problems of reconciling the two fields of competition policy and intellectual property rights. The first part of the book indicates the variation in legislative models as well as the wide variety of judicial and administrative doctrines that have been used. The jurisdictions selected for study are the three major trading blocks with the longest experience of case law (the EU, the USA and Japan) and three less populous countries with open economies (Australia, Ireland and Singapore). In the second part of the book we look at a number of issues closely related to the interface between competition law and intellectual property rights. Separate chapters analyse the issue of parallel trading and exhaustion of IPRs, the issue of technology transfer, and the economics of the interface between intellectual property and competition law.The obligation thus clearly went beyond what the intellectual property right could grant to the owner, and it would have been ... According to the FTC, a#39;prohibiting the sale of second-hand products contributed to an effective implementation of the act of constraining the retail price of new PlayStation software, and can be regarded as a reinforcement thereof. ... FTC did not look at the rights formally allocated to the copyright owner, but to the objective behind the exercise of such rights. 3.


Title:The Interface Between Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Policy
Author:Steven D. Anderman
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2007-05-10
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