Intellectual Property and the Judiciary
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Intellectual Property and the Judiciary

Edited by Christophe Geiger, Craig A. Nard and Xavier Seuba

Intellectual Property and the Judiciary explores the role of the judiciary in the elaboration and interpretation of intellectual property law, exploring how IP doctrine and policy are developed and the manner in which judges construct and apply norms in different court systems. The authors engage in a comparative exploration of various national, European and international judiciaries and appraise the competing and complementary roles of governing bodies. The book offers an examination of both common law and civil law traditions in the context of judicial treatment of intellectual property.
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Chapter 11: The functioning of the Community Plant Variety Office Board of Appeal

Martin Ekvad

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to explain the practical functioning of the Community Plant Variety Office Board of Appeal and to draw some conclusions on whether it has fulfilled the objectives for which it was established. Background information on the system and the criteria for granting a European Union (EU) plant variety right is included to aid accessibility for those not acquainted with the EU plant variety right system.

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