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Tritton on Intellectual Property in Europe
Tritton on Intellectual Property in Europe
4th Edition, Mainwork & Supplement
Practice Area:  Intellectual Property
ISBN:  9780414054288
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  21 Nov 2016
Format:  Hardback
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“The most comprehensive guide to intellectual property law in Europe.” Christopher Heath of the European Patent Office European Intellectual Property Review

 The 4th edition Of Tritton:

  • Considers the practical dimensions of each, as well as the substantive law
  • Discusses each subject area in general European terms
  • Provides expert commentary on the practical aspects of intellectual property, such as implementation, licensing, franchising, joint ventures and enforcement
  • Examines intellectual property and competition law, highlighting ways in which the two areas overlap
  • Considers interaction of national law and EU law including “Euro defences” and jurisdiction
  • Cited extensively in papers, books and articles including in Advocate-General’s Opinions and is the main used by a number of university intellectual property courses run in the European Union

The First Supplement to the 4th Edition

This first supplement brings the main work up to date with the latest legislative and case law developments.

Updates include:


  • Anti-Trust Damages Action Directive


  • Broccoli II/Tomatoes II (patentability of product-by-essentially biological process claims, EBA)
  • International Stem Cell (patentability of stem cell lines, ECJ)
  • Examination of clarity objection (lack of clarity of amendments in opposition proceedings, EBA)
  • Spain v EU Parliament and Council (challenge to Unitary Patent, ECJ)
  • Arne Forsgren (application for SPC for protein not subject of authorisation order, ECJ)
  • Actavis v Boehringer (application for SPC for combination of active ingredients, ECJ)
  • Voss v Norway, Hauck, Nestle v Cadbury (registrability of shape marks, ECJ)
  • Roger Maier and Assos (own name defence, honest practices, Court of Appeal, England)
  • Iron & Smith (meaning of reputation in the Community in CTM Regulation, ECJ)
  • Dalsouple (consent to registration of mark, applicable test, High Ct. England)
  • Top Logistics BV (trade mark infringement, goods in tax warehouses, ECJ)
  • Sofa Workshop (genuine use of CTM restricted to UK, High Court)
  • SpecSavers (genuine use of CTM in differing elements)
  • C More Entertainment (broadcasting rights in live sports events, Swedish law, ECJ)
  • Ryanair (contractual terms on website, Database Directive, ECJ)
  • Bestwater (framing content, making available right, Information Society Directive, ECJ)
  • Art and Allposters (chemical transfer of image from poster to canvas, distribution right, ECJ)
  • Johan Deckmyn (parody defence, political campaigning, Information Society Directive), ECJ
  • Christies France (artist resale royalty, liability to pay on buyer, ECJ)
  • Merck v Sigma (parallel imports, acceding States, ECJ)
  • Huawei v ZTE (SEP, FRAND licensing, Art.102 TFEU, ECJ)
  • Coty Germany (Enforcement Directive, provision of information, ECJ)
  • Pez Hejduk (jurisdiction, online copyright infringement, ECJ)
  • Actavis v Eli Lilly (Rome II Regulation, lex fori, declarations for non-infringement)

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