The authors cover the key international institutions and agreements that regulate and inform intellectual property at an international level such as the TRIPS Agreement, WIPO, WTO, the Paris Convention and the Berne Convention.
This text not only demonstrates the significance of the IP system, but also shows how IP has developed and how it has influenced history. Each object explored is at the core of a story that will be appreciated by anyone interested in how great innovations offer a unique window into our past, present, and future.
Intellectual Property Disputes: Resolutions and Remedies is designed to fill the void linking the advances in intellectual property law with the law of remedies in Canada by providing a comprehensive and integrated resource for understanding the law and remedies.
This collection of essays highlights the sometimes absurd outcomes which an unjustified overprotection of intellectual property (IP) may lead to. From individuals being sued for hundreds of thousands of dollars for sharing a playlist, to sports spectators being arrested for wearing the 'wrong' dresses, passing through granting patents for inventions obtained by misappropriating traditional knowledge, and trademark protection of merely descriptive signs, this book brings together a broad range of examples from across the IP spectrum where protection and enforcement have been used or threatened on unreasonable and/or untenable grounds.
This monograph provides a survey and analysis of the rules concerning intellectual property rights in Canada. It covers every type of intellectual property right in depth- copyright and neighbouring rights, patents, utility models, trademarks, trade names, industrial designs, plant variety protection, chip protection, trade secrets, and confidential information.
Also in print: K1401 .O94 2018 LAW (Reserve).
A comprehensive overview of intellectual property law, this handbook will be a vital read for all invested in the field of IP law. Topics include the foundations of IP law; its emergence and development in various jurisdictions; its rules and principles; and current issues arising from the existence and operation of IP law in a political economy.