Edited by Guido Westkamp, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
2007 432 pp Hardback 978 1 84542 775 7 £95.00 on-line discount £85.50
This book is also available as an ebook 978 1 84720 888 0
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.
Contents: Foreword by Michael Blakeney Part I: Technology, Market Freedom and the Public Domain Part II: Intellectual Property in International Trade Part III: Traditional Knowledge, Technology and Resources Index Contributors: M. Blakeney, J. Cahir, G. Dutfield, G. Evans, A. Firth, J. Gibson, G. Lea, F. Leverve, M. Lightbourne, M.T. Mahop, S. Maniatis, D. Matthews, J. Phillips, M.S. Rajan, N. Shemtov, U. Suthersanen, G. Westkamp, D. Zografos
PART I: TECHNOLOGY, MARKET FREEDOM AND THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
1. The Confusing Case of Mr Smith – Herchel Smith as Litigant
2. Auditing Intellectual Property Rights by Public Research Institutes
3. Some Initial Thoughts on Copyright, Human Rights and Market Freedom
4. Changing Mechanisms in Copyright’s Ontology – Structure, Reasoning and the Fate of the Public Domain
5. The Structure of Control – Communication Systems and Copyright Law
6. Circumventing the Idea/Expression Dichotomy: The Use of Copyright, Technology and Contract to Deny Access to Ideas
7. The Pharmaceutical Industry, the Evolution of Patent Law and the Public Interest: A Brief History
8. Seabirds, Series and Sonar: Claiming Registered Rights
9. Post Sale Effects of a Trade Mark: Conceptual Necessity or a Gift to Trade Mark Proprietors?
PART II: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE
10. Intellectual Property Rights as Strategic Weapon: Domestic and International Trade Considerations
11. Intellectual Property Law and Political Transformation: Post-Socialist Reform in Central and Eastern Europe
Mira Sundara Rajan
12. Lessons from Negotiating an Amendment to the TRIPs Agreement: Compulsory Licensing and Access to Medicines
13. The International Protection of Geographical Indications Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Gail Evans and Michael Blakeney
PART III: TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESOURCES
14. Knowledge and Other Values – Intellectual Property and the Limitations for Traditional Knowledge
15. Checking the Lie of the Land: Current Trends in Bioprospecting Related Laws
16. Avenues to Ensure Full Participation of Rural Communities in Access Authorisation Processes in Cameroon and South Africa
Marcelin Tonye Mahop
17. NERICA, Food Security and Intellectual Property: From the Green to the Gene Revolution
18. The Appropriation of American Indian Names and Images in Trade Marks – The Washington Redskins Case