Conclusion on Compatibility of Current Regimes of Exclusivity with Regulatory Objectives in the Field of OMD

  • Nikita Malevanny
Part of the Munich Studies on Innovation and Competition book series (MSIC, volume 12)


The analysis in Part II of this study has brought us closer to answering the question in the title of this study: How much exclusivity is needed in the field of OMD? Our analysis suggests that exclusivity in this field is more of a curse than a blessing. The dogma of the superiority of exclusive rights, which is often encountered in copyright scholarship, seems to be based on misconceptions and to leave out important normative dimensions, at least as far as the OMD field is concerned.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikita Malevanny
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  1. 1.MunichGermany

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