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Green Innovations and IPR Management

Table of Contents

Introduction. 

Part I: Green Intellectual Property Rights.

A. Green Patents.
 
1. Legal Aspects of Green Patents; E. L. Lane (IP Lawyer). 

B. Green Trademarks

2. Legal Aspects of Green Trademarks;I. Kirchner-Freis, A. Kirchner (MLS Legal). 
3. Best Practice: Eco-Label with Brand Character: Reliable Product Labelling of Type I According to ISO; S. Heutling, I. Oehme (Umweltbundesamt). 
4. Nordic Ecolabelling: An Introduction; R. Unge (Eco-labelling Sweden). 

C. Green Designs / Eco-Design.
 
5. Legal Aspects of Designs; M. Schötelburg, J. Pinkowski (Europäische Union, Harmonisierungsamt für den Binnenmarkt). 
6. Best Practice: Developing Environmentally Friendly Products: Potentials and Challenges of Eco-Design; S. Zhao, K. Rath, H. Birkhofer (Universität Darmstadt, Institute of Product Development and Machine Elements). 

Part II: Exploiting Green Innovations.

A. Technology Transfer and Licensing.
 
7. Technology Transfer and Licensing; I. Kirchner-Freis, A. Kirchner (MLS Legal)

B. IPR Management

8. IP Charta as a Guideline for a Sustainable IPR Management; K. Uckel (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung). 
9. IPR Management and Technology Transfer; G. Caratti (Europäische Kommission, Joint Research Centre), H. Kebapci (Europäische Kommission). 
10. Alternative Approaches to IPR Management; I. Kirchner-Freis, A. Kirchner (MLS Legal). 

Part III: Green Economy

11. Resource Regimes and Resource-Monitoring as New Instruments of a Sustainable Resource Management; G.Müller-Christ (Universität Bremen). 
12. International Climate Change and Technology Transfer: General Framework and Recent Developments; L. Schiano di Pepe (Universität Genua). 
13. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships and Technology Transfer; X. Hinrichs Oyarce (Internationaler Seegerichtshof). 
14. Green IT; I. Richter (BITKOM). 

Part IV: Initiatives to Support Green Innovations.
15. UNEP-EPO-ICTSD Patents and Clean Energy Technology Project; B. Simmons (United Nations Environment Program, Green Growth Knowledge Platform Secretariat), A. Abdel Latif (International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development), K. Karachalios (Europäisches Patentamt). 
16. WIPO Green: The Sustainable Technology Exchange; A. von der Ropp (World Intellectual Property Organization).