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Emerging Issues in Intellectual Property

Trade, Technology and Market Freedom; Essays in Honour of Herchel Smith. Queen Mary Studies in Intellectual Property Series

Edited by Guido Westkamp
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Nov 2007
Dimensions: w 234mm h 156mm d 32mm
Weight: 779g
ISBN-10: 1845427750
ISBN-13: 9781845427757
Barcode No: 9781845427757
Synopsis
This book covers an extensive range of critical issues in modern Intellectual Property (IP) law under three broad headings: Technology, Market Freedom and the Public Domain; Intellectual Property and International Trade; Traditional Knowledge, Technology and Resources. Uniting contributions at the cutting edge of IP research, the authors, all former or current members and associates of the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, University of London, address a number of diverse topics in relation to existing copyright, trademark and patent law. They examine political and juridical issues in fields such as geographical indications and traditional knowledge, agriculture and information technology, pharmaceuticals and access to medicines, human rights and IP strategy. The book will appeal to academics, researchers, students, and to practitioners concerned with all areas of intellectual property.

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'... the book is a well-presented collection of scholarly articles on diverse, stimulating topics... The levels of explanation and detail vary from chapter-to-chapter and so the reader will probably find the book most helpful to consult for key topics of interest... The breadth of the book means that students, academics and interested practitioners should find areas that will appeal.' -- Frederick Chen, European Intellectual Property Review 'Together the essays cover some of the most topical issues in IP and related fields, and should therefore be of immense interest - and value - to any serious student of the subject.' -- The Commonwealth Lawyer 'It is an extremely thought-provoking book, crammed full of excellent papers which are genuinely original, and push forward the boundaries of their retrospective topics... the book is without doubt worth purchasing for anyone interested in IP theory, pharmaceuticals or traditional knowledge... the papers are of incredibly good quality... a few of those alone make the book worth purchasing. My impromptu rating system will therefore award it 5 out of 5 stars.' -- James Griffin, Communications Law