Tritton on Intellectual Property in Europe

Tritton on Intellectual Property in Europe is a comprehensive and detailed guide to intellectual property in Europe. It was first published in 1995, and in November 2014, the 4th edition was published by Thomson Reuters. It is a core IP book of Thomson Reuters (Sweet and Maxwell) and is thus digitised for online use via Westlaw UK. 

The chief author is Guy Tritton with contributions from co-authors Tom St Quintin, Ben Longstaff and Richard Davis of Hogarth Chambers. It is very much now a Hogarth book. 

The 3rd edition has been extensively cited by Advocate-Generals in their Opinions with suggestions in the book being adopted by the CJEU in several important IP cases. 

The foreword to the 4th edition was written by Christopher Vajda, the UK judge in the Court of Justice of European Union who has described it as an “essential facility” for EU IP practitioners. 

The 3rd edition was reviewed in the following way:

“The most comprehensive guide to intellectual property law in Europe”..”clearly structured, well written and thoroughly researched” and discusses IP law in Europe “in great clarity and detail.” Christopher Heath, Member of Boards of Appeal, EPO

“This book should be on the bookshelf of every practitioner dealing with intellectual property rights and should also be useful to the advanced student….this book is essential for all intellectual property practitioners and from the clearness and thoroughness of its exposition deserves to find a wider readership amongst government and industrial circles who are concerned with intellectual property rights.”

David Rogers, Member of Boards of Appeal, European Patent Office.

European Intellectual Property Review

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