New products are ever more often fascinating consumers with their design. Product design is thus playing an increasing role in the strategic branding and image building of companies. This poses the question of effective legal protection of new designs as valuable business assets.

Design Protection in Europe  offers a systematic survey, including latest key decisions from Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and OHIM (Volume 4 available now). According to the proven concept, 14 new decisions are reproduced in full text, with annotations by experienced specialists of national and European design law (in German or English).

Volume 4 is supplemented by a headnotes index, including more than 130 additional new decisions from Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom as well as the ECJ and OHIM (mainly unpublished), with essential excerpts printed in German and English.

DESIGN PROTECTION IN EUROPE with a total of 300 decisions (full text or headnotes) is the leading publication in Europe in this field, including a corresponding decision index for research. The collection is edited by Henning Hartwig, Dr. jur., Attorney-at-Law, a qualified and seasoned expert in design law.

Designschutz in Europa/Design Protection in Europe, Band 4 / Volume 4
Henning Hartwig (ed.)
Decisions of European and National Courts
598 pages, EUR 118,-
Carl Heymanns Verlag, 2012
ISBN 978-3-452-27365-9

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