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Intellectual Property Law and Plant Protection: Challenges and Developments in Asia

Intellectual Property Law and Plant Protection: Challenges and Developments in Asia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Kamalesh Adhikari, David James Jefferson
October 23, 2019

This book provides a detailed and critical account of the emergence, development and implementation of plant variety protection laws in Asian countries. Each chapter undertakes a critical socio-legal analysis of one or more legal frameworks to understand, evaluate, and explore: the concerns of...

Annotated Leading Trademark Cases in Major Asian Jurisdictions

Annotated Leading Trademark Cases in Major Asian Jurisdictions

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Kung-Chung Liu
September 27, 2019

There has been little or no study on trademark laws in Asia on a cross-jurisdictional level. This book aims at filling the existing gap and provides a comprehensive overview of trademark laws of eight major Asian jurisdictions and their most-updated trademark case law. The book analyses six of the...

Cultivating Copyright: How Creators and Creative Industries Can Harness Intellectual Property to Survive the Digital Age

Cultivating Copyright: How Creators and Creative Industries Can Harness Intellectual Property to Survive the Digital Age

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Bhamati Viswanathan
July 16, 2019

Creators and creative industries are struggling to navigate the digital age. Intellectual property rights offer invaluable tools to help creative industries remain viable and sustainable. But they must be considered as part of a greater ecosystem. Cultivating Copyright offers a framework for...

Biotechnology, Patents and Morality: A Deliberative and Participatory Paradigm for Reform

Biotechnology, Patents and Morality: A Deliberative and Participatory Paradigm for Reform

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Maureen O'Sullivan
July 09, 2019

This book critiques the decision-making process in Article 53(a) of the European Patent Convention. To date, such decisions have been taken at high levels of expertise without much public involvement. The book eschews traditional solutions, such as those found within legislative, judicial and...

Internet Intermediaries and Trade Mark Rights

Internet Intermediaries and Trade Mark Rights

1st Edition

Althaf Marsoof
June 19, 2019

Despite the apparent advantages of the internet, there is little debate that it facilitates intellectual property infringements, including infringements of trade mark rights. Infringers not only remain hidden by the anonymity the internet provides but also take advantage of its increasing reach and...

Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines in Africa: A Regional Framework for Access

Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines in Africa: A Regional Framework for Access

1st Edition

Olasupo Owoeye
May 21, 2019

A major target of Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015 is the elimination of ‘the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases’ and combating ‘hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases’. Intellectual...

Intellectual Property Branding in the Developing World: A New Approach to Non-Technological Innovations

Intellectual Property Branding in the Developing World: A New Approach to Non-Technological Innovations

1st Edition

Tshimanga Kongolo
May 15, 2019

Intellectual Property Branding in the Developing World identifies success stories in the areas of intellectual property (IP) and branding for non-technological innovation in the developing world. The author examines the relationship between IP, branding and innovation to demonstrate that innovation...

The Patentability of Software: Software as Mathematics

The Patentability of Software: Software as Mathematics

1st Edition

Anton Hughes
March 11, 2019

This book explores the question of whether software should be patented. It analyses the ways in which the courts of the US, the EU, and Australia have attempted to deal with the problems surrounding the patentability of software and describes why it is that the software patent issue should be dealt...

Contemporary Issues in Pharmaceutical Patent Law: Setting the Framework and Exploring Policy Options

Contemporary Issues in Pharmaceutical Patent Law: Setting the Framework and Exploring Policy Options

1st Edition

Bryan Mercurio, Daria Kim
January 08, 2019

This collection reflects on contemporary and contentious issues in international rulemaking in regards to pharmaceutical patent law. With chapters from both well-established and rising scholars, the collection contributes to the understanding of the regulatory framework governing pharmaceutical...

Copyright Law and Derivative Works: Regulating Creativity

Copyright Law and Derivative Works: Regulating Creativity

1st Edition

Omri Rachum-Twaig
November 06, 2018

Copyright law regulates creativity. It affects the way people create works of authorship ex-ante and affects the status of works of authorship significantly ex-post. But does copyright law really understand creativity? Should legal theories alone inform our regulation of the creative process? This...

Intellectual Property Policy, Law and Administration in Africa: Exploring Continental and Sub-regional Co-operation

Intellectual Property Policy, Law and Administration in Africa: Exploring Continental and Sub-regional Co-operation

1st Edition

Caroline B. Ncube
June 01, 2018

This book examines the harmonisation of Intellectual Property (IP) policy, law and administration in Africa. Two recent developments have brought this topic to the fore. The first is the escalation of long-standing efforts to establish a Pan-African Intellectual Property Organisation (PAIPO), a...

Intellectual Property Rights and Competition in Standard Setting: Objectives and tensions

Intellectual Property Rights and Competition in Standard Setting: Objectives and tensions

1st Edition

Valerio Torti
June 01, 2018

Competition and intellectual property rights (IPRs) are both necessary for a market to work efficiently and to promote consumer welfare. Properly applied, intellectual property rules define a legal framework which allows undertakings to profit from their inventions. This in turn encourages...

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