Unsettled International Intellectual Property Issues

Unsettled International Intellectual Property Issues
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Author: Tshimanga Kongolo
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9789041131119
Release: 2008-01-21
Editor: Kluwer Law International B.V.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The interface between intellectual property and other fields, such as public health and biotechnology, has raised expectations from both developed and developing countries. At the same time, a variety of issues have arisen from these relationships. Debates over public health, protection of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions or expressions of folklore, and the control of biological resources and access to genetic resources pose major challenges to the current global system of intellectual property. This thoughtful book serves not only to contribute to these ongoing debates but also, through in-depth analysis and well-grounded recommendations, to move them closer to resolution in a manner beneficial to all interested parties. Among the matters discussed are the following: intellectual property and public health; intellectual property and traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions or expressions of folklore; intellectual property and plant varieties, biodiversity and access to genetic resources; use of marks and other signs on the Internet; and the international framework in respect to geographical indications. Drawing on prodigious familiarity with relevant conventions and international legal instruments in the field and debates on these issues as carried out under international bodies – including the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the African Model Legislation – the author offers clear, well-thought-out proposals on how to respond to these issues. In the same vein, the author makes a number of proposals on how to strike a balance between the exclusive rights of the patentee and the right to public health or access to medicines, especially in the context of the HIV/AIDS crisis. In addition, holding that the owners or possessors of traditional knowledge or traditional cultural expressions or expressions of folklore are entitled to intellectual property rights protection, he advocates the development of a global and binding international ‘protection instrument’ that takes particular features of these rights into consideration. He proposes the extension of the scope of applicability of the requirement of the disclosure of the country of origin of genetic resources, both at the international and national levels. He also proposes refinements to the system for multilateral notification and registration of geographical indications in respect to wine and spirits and the extension of the higher protection of geographical indications to other products and suggests new ways to approach unsettled issues arising from the use of marks or other signs on the Internet. As a deeply informed analysis of how to integrate intellectual property rights into the international development process, this book takes some giant steps toward the general recognition of the real parameters of the most severe problems plaguing the developing world and offers reachable measures toward significant improvement of those problems. It will be of interest to all professionals, officials, and academics concerned with the equitable administration of intellectual property rights.

Intellectual Property and the Safeguarding of Traditional Cultures Legal Issues and Practical Options for Museums Libraries and Archives

Intellectual Property and the Safeguarding of Traditional Cultures  Legal Issues and Practical Options for Museums  Libraries and Archives
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Author: World Intellectual Property Organization
Pages: 122
ISBN: 9789280520163
Release: 2010
Editor: WIPO

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This publication, prepared under the aegis of the WIPO Creative Heritage Project by two external consultants, Ms. Molly Torsen and Dr. Jane Anderson, offers legal information and compiles practical experiences on the management of intellectual property for cultural institutions whose collections comprise traditional cultural expressions. It seeks to respond directly to the needs of cultural institutions and indigenous and traditional communities dealing with the preservation, safeguarding and protection of cultural heritage.

Competitive Strategies for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Competitive Strategies for the Protection of Intellectual Property
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Author: Owen Lippert,Fraser Institute (Vancouver, B.C.)
Pages: 205
ISBN: 9780889752009
Release: 1999-01-01
Editor: The Fraser Institute

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Intellectual Property on the Internet

Intellectual Property on the Internet
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Author: World Intellectual Property Organization
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9789280511437
Release: 2002
Editor: WIPO

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Report addresses the far-reaching impact that digital technologies-- the Internet in particular-- have had on intellectual property (IP) and the international IP system.

International Monetary and Financial Issues for the 1990s

International Monetary and Financial Issues for the 1990s
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: WISC:89072879265
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown

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Trademark Counterfeiting

Trademark Counterfeiting
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Author: George W. Abbott,Lee S. Sporn
Pages: 734
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063710557
Release: 1999
Editor: Aspen Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An insider's analysis on the law and enforcement of trademarks from developing an effective anticounterfeiting program to using customs enforcement to stop counterfeit goods from entering the marketplace to punishing counterfeiters in the courtroom. You'll find comprehensive coverage of trademark counterfeiting law written by legal and enforcement IACC members, from seasoned attorneys to corporate counsel. You'll also find all the tools you need to enforce your trademark. Coverage includes: expert analysis of the law of trademark protection the use of technology for security how to use investigators public relations issues custom enforcement agencies structure courtroom strategies and more You'll find practical discussions and comprehensive analysis on trademark counterfeiting brought together by a team of experience legal and enforcement experts to help you protect and enforce trademark rights-through federal and state criminal and civil laws, through the U.S. Customs Service, and through internal corporate procedures. This unique guide brings you up-to-date coverage of the laws And The procedures you must follow to prevent trademark counterfeiting. it is a one-stop resource of valuable practice aids at your fingertips. You'll also find analysis of case law and statutes, sample forms and documents, and other tools to save you research and drafting time. Always Current TRADEMARK COUNTERFEITING is completely up-to-date. But to make sure you're always abreast of the latest legal developments, you will automatically receive -- risk-free with no obligation to purchase -- updates and/ or new editions. You will be billed separately at the then-current price. Upon receipt, you will have 30 days to purchase or return. Of course, you may cancel this automatic supplementation program at any time simply by notifying Aspen Publishers in writing.

Intellectual Property Rights in Plant Varieties

Intellectual Property Rights in Plant Varieties
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Author: Laurence R. Helfer,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9251052220
Release: 2004
Editor: Food & Agriculture Org.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The study provides an overview of the international intellectual property system regulating plant varieties. It identifies the essential features of this system, including the policies supporting the grant of intellectual property rights (IPRs) and the societal objectives in tension with IPRs, the institutions that have shaped the international intellectual property system, and the basic components contained in the relevant international treaties. The study aims to set forth regulatory options for national governments to protect plant varieties while achieving other public policy objectives relating to plant genetic resources.

Development News Bulletin

Development News Bulletin
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: WISC:89098218803
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown

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Economics for Intellectual Property Lawyers

Economics for Intellectual Property Lawyers
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Author: Nicola Searle,Martin Brassell
Pages: 280
ISBN: 0198736266
Release: 2016-08-02
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Intellectual property has traditionally been a matter for the legal professions, but with the shift to evidence-based policy, the global economic upheaval, and the advent of the digital age, intellectual property is increasingly informed by economic perspectives. This book offers provide a clear and practical guide to economic approaches to intellectual property, written for a legal audience. It introduces basic concepts in economics and finance that inform the law of intellectual property. Topics discussed offer additional perspectives include the economics of innovation, development, crime, law, industrial organization and welfare. Next, it considers the economics of specific intellectual property rights, including copyright, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, geographical indicator and design rights, as well as a section on competition. Finally, a section on applied approaches to the valuation of IP will help readers to understand the use of these topics in practice. This practical guide offers readers a better understanding of economic debates in intellectual property, as well as tools to enhance their ability to critique evidence-based policy.

ICSID Convention after 50 Years Unsettled Issues

ICSID Convention after 50 Years  Unsettled Issues
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Author: Crina Baltag
Pages: 642
ISBN: 9789041166470
Release: 2017-02-15
Editor: Kluwer Law International B.V.

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The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has played a leading role in establishing the field of foreign investment law. It is primarily due to the ICSID that it is no longer peculiar for individuals and corporations to have legal standing in claims against governments — probably the most notable development of international law of the last half century. Now, in its fiftieth year and ratified by more than 150 states, the ICSID received in 2015 its 500th case. This book celebrates this anniversary with an overview and analysis of ICSID case law to date and, focusing particularly on unsettled issues, assesses possible developments in the institution’s next phase. This volume collects twenty-two essays by prominent practitioners with substantial experience in investment arbitration law. The topics they cover encompass such issues as the following: • the political and economic reasons behind the creation of the ICSID; • admissibility and jurisdiction; • ICSID vis-à-vis bilateral investment treaties; • States’ concerns about the ‘partiality’ of arbitrators in favour of investors; • applicable laws under the ICSID Convention; • fact-finding rules; • conflicting interpretations of ICSID Convention provisions; • interaction of foreign investment and economic development; • value of ICSID awards in the light of EU law; • annulment of ICSID awards; • effects of denunciation (Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela) and non-contracting States (Russia, Brazil, India); • attribution of conduct of State-owned enterprises (SOEs); • counterclaims; • guarantees against political risk; and • allocation of costs. As a detailed response to the question whether ICSID has contributed as promised to an improvement in the investment climate and promoted the flow of private foreign capital — and as an assessment of the present and future feasibility of the ICSID system for the resolution of investment disputes by arbitration and conciliation — this book has no peers. Considering the current crisis of investment law, the book’s immediate value not only to investors and their counsel but also to practitioners and academics in the field of investment law and arbitration and public international law cannot be overstated. Dr Crina Baltag is the author of Kluwer’s 2012 book The Energy Charter Treaty: The Notion of Investor and the Associate Editor of Kluwer Arbitration Blog.

The Making of the Trips Agreement

The Making of the Trips Agreement
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Author: Jayashree Watal,Antony Taubman
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9287042330
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown

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A comprehensive account of the establishment of the World Trade Organization, focusing on those who shaped its creation as well as those who have influenced its evolution. The book examines trade negotiations, the WTO's dispute settlement role, the presence of coalitions and groupings within the WTO, the process of joining the organization and many other topics, including what lies ahead for the organization.

The World Jurist

The World Jurist
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105061765736
Release: 1980
Editor: Unknown

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Current Law Index

Current Law Index
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105064155547
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown

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Journal of World Trade

Journal of World Trade
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105061884610
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown

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Worldwide Forum on the Arbitration of Intellectual Property Disputes

Worldwide Forum on the Arbitration of Intellectual Property Disputes
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Author: World Intellectual Property Organization
Pages: 350
ISBN: UCBK:C088832361
Release: 1994
Editor: World Intellectual Property

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Introduction to Swiss Intellectual Property Law

Introduction to Swiss Intellectual Property Law
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Author: Rolf auf der Maur
Pages: 59
ISBN: STANFORD:36105061748070
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown

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Hastings International and Comparative Law Review

Hastings International and Comparative Law Review
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B5114835
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown

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Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade Development and Culture

Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade  Development  and Culture
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Author: Irene Calboli,Wee Loon Ng-Loy
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781107166332
Release: 2017-06-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Historically, few topics have proven to be so controversial in international intellectual property as the protection of geographical indications (GIs). The adoption of TRIPS in 1994 did not resolve disagreements, and countries worldwide continue to quarrel today as to the nature, the scope, and the enforcement of GI protection nationally and internationally. Thus far, however, there is little literature addressing GI protection from the point of view of the Asia-Pacific region, even though countries in this region have actively discussed the topic and in several instances have promoted GIs as a mechanism to foster local development and safeguard local culture. This book, edited by renowned intellectual property scholars, fills the void in the current literature and offers a variety of contributions focusing on the framework and effects of GI protection in the Asia-Pacific region. The book is available as Open Access.

Indigenous Peoples and International Trade

Indigenous Peoples and International Trade
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Author: John Borrows,Risa Schwartz
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9781108493062
Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An exploration of economic rights afforded Indigenous peoples in international law and their diffusion to international trade and investment instruments.

International Trade Reporter

International Trade Reporter
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCSD:31822025461880
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown

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