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The General Exception Clauses of the TRIPS Agreement: Promoting Sustainable Development


ISBN13: 9781107536166
Published: July 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2012)
Price: £25.99
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The general exception clauses of the TRIPS Agreement of the World Trade Organization permit exceptions to copyrights and to the rights conferred by trademarks, industrial designs and patents.

These clauses are intended to facilitate access to diverse forms of proprietary knowledge and therefore foster the interdependent pillars of sustainable development: economic progress, realization of human rights and the conservation of the environment.

In this book, Edson Beas Rodrigues, Jr argues that the TRIPS Agreement, in its current configuration, does not hinder the establishment of exceptions to intellectual property rights, devised to promote vital socioeconomic interests such as the freedom to carry out creative and inventive activities, freedom of expression, the strengthening of free competition, and increased access to educational materials by underprivileged students and to technical knowledge for humanitarian purposes.

Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law
Contents:
Part I. Determining the Normative Meaning of the General Exception Clauses of the TRIPS Agreement
1. The customary rules of treaty interpretation and the elements in light of which the general exception clauses of TRIPS shall be interpreted
2. Determining the normative meaning of arts.
17, 26(2) and 30 of the TRIPS Agreement
3. Determining the normative meaning of arts.
13 of the TRIPS Agreement and 9(2) of the Berne Convention
Part II. Putting to the Test the Capacity of the General Exception Clauses of the TRIPS Agreement to Promote the Pillars of Sustainable Development
4. Patents and the R&D and the Genetic Diagnostic Test Exceptions
5. Trademarks and the Parody and Criticism Exception
6. Industrial designs and the Repair Exception
7. Copyright and the Educational Exception for Underprivileged Students and Researchers.

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Comparative Defamation and Privacy Law ISBN 9781107123649
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Film Copyright in the European Union 2nd ed ISBN 9781107120747
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Relocating the Law of Geographical Indications ISBN 9781107542655
Published June 2015
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Test Tubes for Global Intellectual Property Issues: Small Market Economies ISBN 9781107013148
Published June 2015
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Law and Creativity in the Age of the Entertainment Franchise ISBN 9781107039896
Published November 2014
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The Evolution and Equilibrium of Copyright in the Digital Age ISBN 9781107062566
Published August 2014
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Emerging Challenges in Privacy Law: Comparative Perspectives ISBN 9781107041677
Published April 2014
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Concepts of Property in Intellectual Property Law ISBN 9781107041820
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The Law of Reputation and Brands in the Asia Pacific ISBN 9781107017726
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£84.99
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Trade Marks and Brands: An Interdisciplinary Critique ISBN 9780521187923
Published January 2011
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£39.99
Copyright Exceptions: The Digital Impact ISBN 9780521123440
Published December 2009
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£59.99
Trade Marks and Brands: An Interdisciplinary Critique ISBN 9780521889650
Published June 2008
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£89.99
The Making of Modern Intellectual Property Law ISBN 9780521057134
Published May 2008
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£29.99
The Legal Protection of Databases ISBN 9780521049450
Published January 2008
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£49.99
Copyright and Multimedia Products ISBN 9780521049481
Published January 2008
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£49.99
Software and Patents in Europe ISBN 9780521868396
Published October 2007
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£84.99
Copyright Exceptions: The Digital Impact ISBN 9780521847261
Published February 2005
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£99.99
The Legal Protection of Databases ISBN 9780521802574
Published June 2003
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£99.99
The Commercial Appropriation of Personality ISBN 9780521800143
Published March 2003
Cambridge University Press
£89.99
Copyright and Multimedia Works ISBN 9780521808194
Published August 2001
Cambridge University Press
£104.99
The Making of Modern Intellectual Property Law ISBN 9780521563635
Published August 1999
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