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Of chaos, cosmos and a remarkable carpet: A review article for two new books on private international law
European Intellectual Property Review (2012)
  • Christopher Wadlow, University of East Anglia
Abstract

The private international law of intellectual property has been transformed over the past two decades from a few common law rules of very minor relevance, to an almost fully Europeanised regime which litigators and non-contentious lawyers alike ignore at their peril. This review article compares the second edition of Fawcett and Torremans' Intellectual Property and Private International Law with Richard Fentiman's International Commercial Litigation. Fawcett and Torremans cover the new European regulations with exemplary thoroughness, while Fentiman will appeal to readers who are less enthused by the European project, as well as those who are more concerned with the contractual or non-contentious aspects of intellectual property rights.

Keywords
  • Intellectual property,
  • private international law,
  • European law
Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
Christopher Wadlow. "Of chaos, cosmos and a remarkable carpet: A review article for two new books on private international law" European Intellectual Property Review Vol. 34 Iss. 6 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christopher_wadlow/46/