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Archived updates for Monday, September 27, 2004

EU I/P Directive To Harmonize Discovery and Injunctive Relieif

According to an article by Florian von Baum, "After implementation of the Directive into national laws, US companies seeking to enforce their IP rights in Europe may rely on a system that will be much more consistent with US laws. In particular, the evidence-related provisions and the Right to Information are similar to discovery rules in the United States. Also, the Precautionary Measures, Corrective Measures and Injunctions provisions are consistent with US rules regarding preliminary and permanent injunctions." All Member States of the newly expanded EU must comply the provisions of European Union Directive on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (2004/48/EC) by April 30, 2006.
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