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Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Spares, Repairs and Intellectual Property Rights

Spares, Repairs and Intellectual Property Rights


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Although supplying spare and replacement parts and providing repair services form the basis of many legitimate businesses, many manufacturing enterprises seek to augment the competitive advantage realized at the market stage of selling their main products by attempting to monopolize the market for spares, repairs and refills. Increasingly, companies are using intellectual property laws to devise up-front business strategies to gain exclusive rights in the components of their products.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789041131362
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 09/04/2009
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Rights Holders’ Control over Repair and Reconditioning; D. Llewellyn, V. Barresi. 2. Repair and Recycle between IP Rights, End User Licence Agreements and Encryption; E. Derclaye . 3. Repair and Recycle as Direct Patent Infringement? M. Mohri. 4. Repair and Refill as Indirect Patent Infringement; C. Heath. 5. Blocking Repair or Fair Use of Software? The US Perspectives on Anti-Circumvention; A. Sun. 6. Trade Marks and Reconditioned Goods in Greater China and at Common Law; M. Pendleton. 7. Repairs, Interconnections and Consumer Welfare in the Field of Design; A. Firth. 8. Antitrust Considerations: Refusal to License Intellectual Property in the US and EC; V. Korah.

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