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Security Rights in Intellectual Property

  • Eva-Maria Kieninger

Part of the Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law book series (GSCL, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Christian Dorfmayr
    Pages 85-117
  3. Matthias E. Storme, Jasmine Malekzadem
    Pages 119-146
  4. Simone Lahorgue Nunes
    Pages 147-166
  5. Romana Matanovac Vučković, Hano Ernst, Igor Gliha
    Pages 211-230
  6. Venetia Argyropoulou, Andreas Chr. Christoforou, Tatiana Eleni Synodinou
    Pages 231-262
  7. Pavel Koukal, Helena Pullmannova
    Pages 263-279
  8. Teemu Juutilainen
    Pages 353-372
  9. Michel Séjean, Nicolas Binctin
    Pages 373-393
  10. Moritz Brinkmann, David Rüther, Bianca Scraback
    Pages 395-431
  11. Dionysia Kallinikou, Pierrina Koriatopoulou
    Pages 433-438
  12. Megumi Hara, Yuriko Haga
    Pages 469-485
  13. Laura Murguía-Goebel
    Pages 487-524

About this book


This book discusses the main legal and economic challenges to the creation and enforcement of security rights in intellectual property and explores possible avenues of reform, such as more specific rules for security in IP rights and better coordination between intellectual property law and secured transactions law.

In the context of business financing, intellectual property rights are still only reluctantly used as collateral, and on a small scale. If they are used at all, it is mostly done in the form of a floating charge or some other “all-asset” security right. The only sector in which security rights in intellectual property play a major role, at least in some jurisdictions, is the financing of movies. On the other hand, it is virtually undisputed that security rights in intellectual property could be economically valuable, or even crucial, for small and medium-sized enterprises – especially for start-ups, which are often very innovative and creative, but have limited access to corporate financing and must rely on capital markets (securitization, capital market). Therefore, they need to secure bank loans, yet lack their own traditional collateral, such as land.


Secured transactions law Intellectual Property International Academy of Comparative Law Article 9 UCC CLIP project Security rights Business Financing Start ups

Editors and affiliations

  • Eva-Maria Kieninger
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany

About the editors

Eva-Maria Kieninger is a Professor of German and European Private Law and Private International Law in the University of Wuerzburg, Germany. She has published numerous books and articles on secured transactions law and has participated in European and worldwide attempts to harmonisation.  

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Security Rights in Intellectual Property
  • Editors Eva-Maria Kieninger
  • Series Title Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law
  • Series Abbreviated Title Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-44190-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-44193-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-44191-3
  • Series ISSN 2214-6881
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-689X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 717
  • Number of Illustrations 229 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
  • Topics IT Law, Media Law, Intellectual Property
    Legal Aspects of Computing
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