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 12: The position of the Board of Appeal in the legal protection system for Community Plant Variety Rights

Gert Würtenberger

Abstract

The Community Plant Variety Office is a decentralized Community agency, with legal personality and its own financial resources. As it can adopt individual decisions limited to specific areas of the system of Community plant variety rights, Boards of Appeal (BoA) have been established within the Office. This chapter describes how the BoA are constituted, and their scope of competence.

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