Intellectual Property Rights

National Systems and Harmonisation in Europe

  • Nikolaus Thumm

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Nikolaus Thumm
    Pages 1-4
  3. Nikolaus Thumm
    Pages 61-72
  4. Nikolaus Thumm
    Pages 152-156
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 157-187

About this book


The subject of investigation of this book is the economic effect of intellectual property rights in general, and in particular, the harmonisation of such rights in Europe. The book is built upon two case studies. One is looking at the internal situation of the European Union by analysing the situation of patenting for biotechnological inventions in Europe. The other looks at a European Union related issue, that is the harmonisation and building-up process of intellectual property right systems in Central and Eastern European countries.


Central Europe Eastern Europe European Union European Union (EU) Europäische Union Geistige Schutzrechte Harmonisation Harmonisierung Intellectual Property Rights Mitteleuropa Osteuropa Patent Law Patentrecht Zentraleuropa

Authors and affiliations

  • Nikolaus Thumm
    • 1
  1. 1.European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective, Technological StudiesW.T.C.SevillaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1329-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-12101-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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