Publication of the book Intellectual Property and the Judiciary, Edited by Christophe Geiger, Craig Nard and Xavier Seuba


CEIPI is very pleased to announce the publication of Intellectual Property and the Judiciary, a book edited by Christophe Geiger, Professor of Law, Director General and Director of the Research Department, Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg, Craig Allen Nard, Galen J. Roush Professor of Law and Director, Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology and the Arts, Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Visiting Professor at the CEIPI, University of Strasbourg, and Xavier Seuba, Associate Professor of Law, Trainings Coordinator and Scientific Responsible, Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg, France. This book is the fourth volume in the European Intellectual Property Institutes Network Series (for previous volumes see

Intellectual Property and the Judiciary examines the role of the judiciary in the elaboration and interpretation of intellectual property law, exploring how intellectual property doctrine and policy are developed and the manner in which judges construct and apply norms in different court systems. The authors engage in a comparative study of various national, European and international judiciaries and appraise the competing and complementary roles of governing bodies.

Each chapter seeks to capture the comparative institutional advantages of government bodies within existing legal frameworks as well as offering a thorough examination of both the common law and civil law traditions in the context of judicial treatment of intellectual property. The result is a series of proposals relating to the architecture of judiciaries and the functional role of judges with the goal of optimally positioning jurists to address complex issues and advance intellectual property doctrine and policy.

Contributors include Christophe Geiger, Elena Izyumenko, Aurora Plomer, Jonathan Griffiths, Alain Strowel, Vincent Cassiers, Stefan Lugienbuehl, Teodora Kandeva, Jens Schovsbo, Clement Salung Petersen, Sam Granata, Xavier Seuba, Cees Mulder, Marcus O. Müller, Martin Ekvad, Gert Würtenberger, Stefan Martin, Alexander von Mühlendahl, Kathleen O’Malley, Barbara Lynn, Toshiko Takenaka, Craig Nard, Susy Frankel, Peter Yu and Daniel Gervais. Critical appraisal by Judge Klaus Grabinski, Prof. Raquel Xalabarder, Louise van Greunen (WIPO), and Prof. Martin Senftleben, is available here.   

This book falls within the broader set of research, training and policy-related activities that CEIPI conducts in the area of enforcement. A presentation of the book made in the framework of the World Intellectual Property Organisation Advisory Committee on Enforcement is available at: 

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You can download the flyer for the book here.