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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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International Intellectual Property Transactions: A Transnational Analysis of Intellectual Property Contracts

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ISBN13: 9780199688302
To be Published: April 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00

In recent years, the global economy has undergone profound changes: information products and services are increasingly driving productivity and growth, using more diverse methods of distribution. Intellectual property (IP) transactions are a fundamental part of everyday global commerce, and in the absence of a common global understanding there is a growing need to develop common legal rules to guide and support contracting practices.

This book provides a systematic, comparative, and transnational perspective on all major types of IP transactions, covering both contracts which deal exclusively with IP rights and other types of contracts which raise IP issues. Using national and local case law and legal sources as a starting point, it identifies standard legal issues, problems, and solutions which typically arise, and analyses them from the perspective of global and transnational policy. At a time when efforts are being made to bring coherence to diverse national IP laws and regulations, it sets out a comprehensive global "soft law" framework to govern IP transactions in the information age.

This is an ambitious and rigorous exploration of a vital yet neglected area of IP law, and an invaluable resource for academics and policy-makers alike.

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Contract Law, Intellectual Property Law
I. Introduction

II. Standard IP Contracts
2: Sale / assignment of IPR
3: License of IPR
4: Confidentiality agreements
5: Research and development agreements
6: Trademark coexistence agreements
7: Transfer of technology transactions
8: Pledge agreements / security interests over IPR
9: Transactions on Internet domain names

III. Business Transactions with IP Elements
10: Franchising agreements
11: Agency and distribution agreements
12: Joint-ventures agreements
13: Employment agreements
14: Consulting agreements
15: Material transfer agreements
16: Endorsement agreement / sponsoring agreements
17: Government procurement contracts

IV. Standard Issues in International IP Transactions
18: Antitrust law and policy
19: Choice of law clauses
20: Dispute resolution clauses

V. Conclusion

VI. Appendixes