The purpose of this web site is therefore to provide information on these (sometimes heavily contested) exclusive rights, granted by way of natural, international and supra-national laws and treaties to artists, innovators, manufacturers of products and providers of services.
In principle, intellectual property rights intend to promote creative and technological progress, to the ultimate benefit of consumers, by striking balances between over- and underprotection of their creator's efforts.
On this web site, you will retrieve some information on the application, enforcement and exploitation of the most well-know types of intellectual property rights, namely patents, trademarks, designs, and copyright. Furthermore, a collection of national, international and supranational laws, regulations and treaties has been included here, as well as some relevant case-law on certain topics.
Electronic copies of my publications, slides of presentations, etc. have been added as well.
I sincerely hope you have an interesting experience by browsing on this site, which will be updated on a regular basis.