Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778
enquiries@wildy.com

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

Book of the Month

Cover of Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

Price: £99.95

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...


Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online

Read More...


The Development of Intellectual Property Regimes in the Arabian Gulf States: Infidels at the Gates


ISBN13: 9780415475761
Published: April 2009
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00



Low stock.

Also available as
£75.00
+ £15.00 VAT

This book examines the development of national legislative regimes for the protection of intellectual property rights in the Arabian Gulf states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

David Price analyses IP rights in these states in the context of WTO membership, and consequent compliance with the requirements of the WTO's TRIPS Agreement. The challenges of domestic enforcement of the states' IP laws receive critical attention. A particular focus of the book is on foreign forces which have shaped or influenced the character of the states' IP protection regimes.It includes commentary on the contribution of foreign states, the WTO and WIPO in the pre-TRIPS and TRIPS compliance stages, and the US bilateral trade strategy for pursuing IP protection standards that exceed those enshrined in TRIPS, and the impact of these forces upon the states' enforcement performance.

The role of the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the Special 301 provisions as a powerful tool in the US' bilateral strategy receives particular attention. The intellectual property laws of these states have been developed virtually in the span of a single generation, and the process of change is continuing.

As such, this book will interest practitioners both in and outside of the region, and those with an interest in intellectual property law, comparative law, Middle East legal systems and affairs, and international trade.

Subjects:
Islamic Law
Contents:
1.Infidels at the Gates Introduction and Context
2. The Golden Thread that Binds The Shariah and Intellectual Property Protection
3. Pre TRIPS and Intellectual Property Protection in the GCC States
4. TRIPS and the Nature of Compliance by the Gulf States
5. Post TRIPS and the Enforcement Dichotomy
6. TRIPS Plus, and Raising the Bar
7. TRIPS Minus and Protection Still Pending
8. TRIPS Anew, Insha allah