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Intellectual Property in the New Millennium : Essays in Honour of William R. Cornish - David Vaver

Intellectual Property in the New Millennium

Essays in Honour of William R. Cornish

By: David Vaver (Editor), Lionel Bently (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 8th November 2004
ISBN: 9780521846431
Number Of Pages: 324

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Intellectual property law is a subject of increasing economic importance and the focus of a great deal of legislative activity at an international and regional level. This collection brings together contributions from some of the most distinguished scholars in this exciting and controversial field, covering the full breadth of intellectual property law, that is, patents, copyright, trade marks and related rights. The contributions examine some of the most pressing practical and theoretical concerns which intellectual property lawyers face. These include: expanding the boundaries of IP in the face of new challenges, such as appropriate legal responses to digitisation and new technologies; relations between developed and developing worlds; the relationship between different legal traditions in a world of increasingly shared international norms; and the relationship between intellectual property rights and other areas of law, such as contract and criminal law.

'... this festschrift is thoughtfully compiled and well written, on topics of considerable variety and importance, thus extending its shelf life beyond its immediate celebratory purpose.' World Intellectual Property Organization Magazine

General Intellectual Property
International intellectual property jurisprudence after trips
Harmony and unity of European intellectual property protection
A few thoughts on the English legal system from the viewpoint of a late lamented and sympathetic German (who also made music with Bill Cornish)
Intellectual property in a peripheral jurisdiction: a matter of policy?
Patents and Plant Protection
Creating the community patent and its court
Patents - what's invention got to do with it?
Common and civil law approaches to patent claim interpretation: 'fence posts' and 'sign posts'
Indirect patent infringement in Israel - judge-made law
Genomics and the food industry: outlook from an intellectual property perspective
From 'outmoded impediment' to global player: the evolution of plant variety rights
Trade Marks and Unfair Competition
Dilution of a trade mark: European and United States law compared
Unfair competition: is it time for European harmonization?
Passing off and slavish imitation under Polish law
Confidentiality, patents and restraint of trade
Copyright, Moral and Neighbouring Rights
The Berne Convention: the continued relevance of an ancient text
The (new) right of 'making available' to the public
Private copying licence and levy schemes: resolving the paradox of civilian and common law approaches
Paternalism and autonomy in copyright contracts
Criminality and copyright
Towards new forms of neighbouring rights within the European Union
List of Prof
Cornish's publications
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ISBN: 9780521846431
ISBN-10: 0521846439
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 8th November 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.65