TITLE

Western Europe and Greece

PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Credit Control;2005, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on issues related to patents in Western Europe and Greece. From an economic point of view, patents are like double-edged sword. On the one hand, they create artificial monopolies, albeit only for the lifetime of the patent, by prohibiting companies from emulating a product that a competitor has invented. Europe-wide harmonization of patent applications and enforcement could replace the fragmentation within patent laws with greater legal clarity and certainty.
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17317294

 

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