Enforcement of intellectual property rights in a general framework and evaluation of enforcement measures in the EU context

Coşkun, Asu
This thesis analyzes the enforcement measures for the protection of intellectual property rights in an international and regional framework. The challenges posed by the digital technology; the difficulties faced by right holders, judiciary, public agencies, international and regional organizations in the implementation stages will be discussed by referring to the legal texts such as the TRIPS Agreement, the EU Enforcement Directive and Regulations. All dimensions of counterfeiting and piracy will constitute an important focus of this thesis. The thesis will seek to clarify uncertainties arising from the jurisdictional conflicts for the determination of the applicable law and competent courts in intellectual property cases involving foreign elements.


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Citation Formats
A. Coşkun, “Enforcement of intellectual property rights in a general framework and evaluation of enforcement measures in the EU context,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2006.