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Saisie-contrefaçon, the reference book, French version

A comprehensive study of all the aspects of the saisie-contrefaçon

Saisie-contrefaçon examines all the aspects of the saisie-contrefaçon in detail: the rights that may be relied upon to obtain authorisation for a saisie-contrefaçon, the means by which one is carried out, the related difficulties and the causes of nullity. Written by specialists in intellectual property litigation, it gives an account of the implementation, for nearly five years, of the 29 October 2007 Act transposing into French law the European directive of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights. It includes extensive references to case law abundant in this area where many lawsuits are won or lost because a saisie-contrefaçon was correctly or incorrectly performed.

It also takes account of the promulgation of the new implementation procedure rules.

In over 650 pages, the book collects all case law references with an appendix presenting the applicable texts and the relevant extracts from hundreds of decisions.

International perspective

While the focus of this book is on French law, it includes a chapter explaining the search and seizure procedure (saisie-description) in Belgian law, written by Fernand de Visscher, attorney-at-law (Brussels).

There is in addition a new chapter entitled The saisie-contrefaçon, international perspective studying the different ways of taking evidence in France of the infringement of a foreign industrial property right and, conversely, of taking evidence abroad of the infringement of a right having effect in France.

For whom is this book intended?

"Saisie-contrefaçon" will be useful to judges, attorneys-at-law, patent attorneys, bailiffs and experts, who have key roles to play in the saisie-contrefaçon; it will be also useful to those in charge of the legal and industrial property services of companies that find themselves the initiators or the targets of a saisie-contrefaçon.


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3rd edition available in bookstores

The 3rd edition of Saisie-contrefaçon, by Pierre Véron, Isabelle Romet, Thomas Bouvet and Sabine Agé (Véron & Associés, Paris and Lyon), Nicolas Bouche, (Senior lecturer at Université Jean-Moulin Lyon 3) and Fernand de Visscher (Simont Braun, Bruxelles) published by Dalloz in the Référence collection is available in bookstores or or