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Diversity in Intellectual Property: Identities, Interests, and Intersections

Edited by: Irene Calboli, Srividhya Ragavan

ISBN13: 9781107065529
Published: May 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UKL
Format: Hardback
Price: £93.00

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This book aims to create an interface between intellectual property and diversity - including cultural, biological, religious, racial, and gender-based diversity. While acknowledging that the historical rationale for intellectual property protection is based on theories of utilitarian incentives and property rights, the authors of this volume assert that the current intellectual property framework is not incompatible with including diversity as part of its objectives.

Through its various themes, this book delves into the debate of whether such inclusion can be made possible and how intellectual property norms could be effectively used to protect and promote diversity. In this volume, leading scholars address ongoing regional, national, and international debates within the contexts of diversity, the existing legal framework, and the broader political and economic climate. The authors tackle such wide-ranging topics as the prohibition against trademarking slurs and concepts of intellectual property in ancient Indian texts.

Intellectual Property Law
Foreword: diversifying intellectual property Rosemary Coombe
Introduction: recognizing diversity in intellectual property Irene Calboli and Srividhya Ragavan

Part I. Recognizing and Supporting Diversity in Intellectual Property Norm Setting:
1. Interpreting international intellectual property agreements and supporting diversity goals Susy Frankel
2. The miracle at Marrakesh: doing justice for the blind and visually impaired while changing the culture of norm setting at WIPO Danielle Conway
3. Deviant globalization and the rise of diverse interests in the multilateral protection of intellectual property Doris Estelle Long
4. Promoting diversity in pharmaceutical innovation and access: India's experience in the post-TRIPS world Yogesh Pai

Part II. The Influence of Morality, Race, and Ethnicity-Related Interests on Intellectual Property:
5. Registering offense: the prohibition of slurs as trademarks Christine Haight Farley
6. Racist trademarks and the persistence of commodity racism in Europe and the United States Malte Hinrichsen
7. Patents and morality in Europe Enrico Bonadio
8. Genetic identity and personalized medicine patenting: an update on Myriad's patents related to Ashkenazim Jewish ancestry Shubha Ghosh

Part III. Framing Intellectual Property through the Lenses of Religions and Philosophies:
9. Shabbat: a diverse perspective on human creativity Roberta Rosenthal Kwall
10. 'Grant me justice against my adversary': what parables can teach us about organic seed growers and Trade Assoc. v. Monsanto Co. Margo Bagley
11. Intellectual property in the ancient Indian texts Prabha Sridevan
12. Intellectual property and Confucianism Peter K. Yu

Part IV. Gender-Related Interests and Challenges: Feminist Theories and Intellectual Property:
13. Feminist aesthetics and copyright law: genius, value, and gendered visions of the creative self Carys Craig
14. The romantic author and the romance writer: resisting gendered concepts of creativity Rebecca Tushnet
15. Slash/ing gender and intellectual property: a view from fan fiction Sonia Katyal
16. Copyright law and the commoditization of sex Ann Bartow

Part V. Diversity, Creative Industries, and Intellectual Property:
17. Nollywood and African cinema: cultural diversity and the global entertainment industry Olufunmilayo B. Arewa
18. Looks familiar: fashion, design, and diverse identities in the digital Johanna Gibson
19. The transformative potential of countercultural recoding in copyright law: a study of superheroes and fair use David Tan
20. The diversity of interests in the trademark protection of luxury brands Haochen Sun

Part VI. The Ongoing Debate on Intellectual Property and (Traditional) Cultural Diversity:
21. Epistemic communities and the 'people without history': the contribution of intellectual property law to the 'safeguarding' of intangible cultural heritage Christoph Antons
22. A diet too far? Intangible cultural heritage, cultural diversity, and culinary practices Tomer Broude
23. Legal protection for Indonesian traditional arts in transitions Peter Jaszi.