'A lucid and accessible explanation of international intellectual property law. The authors do not shrink from the complexities and nuances of the field but manage commendably to present them as a part of a coherent system.'
- Graeme B. Dinwoodie, University of Oxford, UK
'Written by two of the foremost scholars in trade and intellectual property, this book offers a clear and comprehensive overview of the institutions, actors, texts, concepts, norms and issues encountered in the intellectual property arena. It is hard to imagine a better introduction to the international regime. Indeed, it is a 'must-have' for anyone entering the field from the academy, practice, government, arbitration or adjudication.'
- Rochelle Dreyfuss, New York University, School of Law, US
'International norms constitute an essential framework at global, regional and domestic level for any development of this increasingly important but also complex area of law which is intellectual property. This advanced introduction to international property authored by Professor Frankel and Professor Gervais, two leading scholars in this field, is therefore particularly timely, as it presents in a condensed but complete and easy accessible way all the relevant institutions and actors, the major instruments, the key concepts, the current norms and the most important challenges to be addressed by the international intellectual property system. A must have in any good IP library!'
- Christophe Geiger, University of Strasbourg, France
'This concise manual offers an ideal overview of international intellectual property. It will serve as a valuable Introduction for readers unfamiliar with intellectual property law, or with certain of its branches. But even readers already versed in some or all IP areas will also find illuminating insights throughout each chapter. Moreover, in addition to the principal traditional intellectual property sectors, the book addresses topics that have more recently commanded the attention of scholars and policy makers, particularly private international law and the relationship of IP and traditional knowledge.'
- Jane C. Ginsburg, Columbia University, School of Law, US
Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world s leading scholars.
This authoritative introduction provides a detailed overview of the complexities of the international intellectual property regime and the ways in which it operates. 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. The book serves as a platform to understand and contextualize policy discussions on topics such as public health, Internet regulation, as well as regional and bilateral trade treaties.
Key features include:
- Accessible and carefully summarized overview of the field
- Comprehensive and up-to-date review of all major international intellectual property institutions and instruments
- Introduces current issues within international IP negotiations
- Provides tools to analyze the history and possible future development of international IP norms.
Students, researchers, policy makers and practitioners of intellectual property will find this book to be an invaluable resource in gaining an understanding of the international rules and context in which both domestic and international IP policy issues should be understood.
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Susy Frankel, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and Daniel J. Gervais, Vanderbilt University Law School, US
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