National Developments in the Intersection of IPR and Competition Law

From Maglite to Pirate Bay

Edited by: Hans Henrik Lidgard

This is the third volume in the series Swedish Studies in European Law, produced by the Swedish Network for European Legal Studies, a national network comprised of Swedish universities focusing on recent legal developments within European Union law. In this volume, Swedish researchers with specific interests in European Market law - intellectual property rights, competition, and marketing law - have joined forces to review recent Swedish legislation and case-law of particular European interest in national Swedish Courts or the Court of Justice of the European Union. The volume also includes comments on general EU developments from a Swedish perspective. The articles focus upon a number of significant recent developments, including an essay on a proposed reform to the Swedish Copyright Act, a report of the recent Swedish decision concerning the Mini-Mag, two different analyses of the future for illicit file sharing following the recent Pirate Bay litigation, and essays on refusal to supply and the new Unfair Commercial Practices Directive and its implementation in Sweden. The articles are original analytical contributions to doctrinal debates and questions.


400 pages

Publication Date: 5/9/2011
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781841139449