Antitrust for Small and Middle Size Undertakings and Image Protection from Non-Competitors

  • Pranvera Këllezi
  • Bruce Kilpatrick
  • Pierre Kobel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Antitrust for Small and Middle Size Undertakings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michele Carpagnano
      Pages 3-28
    3. Gerhard Fussenegger
      Pages 29-39
    4. Norman Neyrinck
      Pages 41-63
    5. Boris Andrejaš
      Pages 65-78
    6. Lenka Čížková
      Pages 79-86
    7. Sune Troels Poulsen
      Pages 87-102
    8. Mathilde Boudou, Laurence Charvoz, Jean-Patrice de La Laurencie, Olivier Sautel, Véronique Sélinsky
      Pages 103-127
    9. Meinrad Dreher, Julia Körner
      Pages 129-140
    10. Álmos Papp, Kinga Bölcskei, Gábor Fejes, Zoltán Hegymegi Barakonyi, Márton Horányi, Márton Kocsis et al.
      Pages 141-157
    11. Clare Zammit
      Pages 159-183
    12. Gabriel Bleser
      Pages 185-187
    13. Robert Moldén
      Pages 189-205
    14. Nicolas Birkhäuser
      Pages 207-234
    15. David Bailey
      Pages 235-256
    16. Emilio Varanini
      Pages 257-292
  3. Image Protection from Non-competitors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Martine Karsenty-Ricard
      Pages 295-310
    3. Max W. Mosing, Christian Handig
      Pages 311-327

About this book

Introduction

This publication provides an unparalleled comparative analysis of two "hot topics" in the field of antitrust and unfair competition laws with regard to a number of key countries.

The first part of the book examines whether small and middle-sized businesses could or should be subject to specific competition rules. These businesses account for 99% of the enterprises in Europe and the United States, making this a particularly important topic. The papers consider both the public and private enforcement rules across a range of jurisdictions, and a detailed international report, prepared by Michele Carpagnano, identifies general trends and highlights differences and the most interesting features of national regulations.

The second part of the book gathers contributions from various jurisdictions on the unfair competition question of whether a company could or should be protected against the use of their trademark, distinctive signs and other components of their image and identity on the part of non-competing companies. The papers focus on the fundamental issue of the competitive relationship as a condition of protection under unfair competition acts, and the connection to intellectual property protection. The comprehensive and insightful international report, prepared by Martine Karsenty-Ricard, brings together these reflections by comparing various national positions.   

The book also includes the resolutions passed by the General Assembly of the LIDC following a debate on each of these topics, which include proposed solutions and recommendations. The International League of Competition Law (LIDC) is a long-standing international association that focuses on the interface between competition law and intellectual property law, including unfair competition issues.

Keywords

Antitrust Competition Law Image Protection Intellectual Property Small and Middle Size Undertakings

Editors and affiliations

  • Pranvera Këllezi
    • 1
  • Bruce Kilpatrick
    • 2
  • Pierre Kobel
    • 3
  1. 1.GenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Addleshaw GoddardLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Etude Hirsch KobelGenevaSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-54000-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-53999-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-54000-4
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