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International Intellectual Property and the Common Law World

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ISBN13: 9781841131795
ISBN: 1841131792
Published: August 2000
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Format: Hardback
Price: £82.00

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Once regarded as an esoteric and arcane area of legal studies, intellectual property law is now recognized as a key foundation of the information society. Part of the legal system's response to the challenges of human creativity, intellectual property law seeks to balance rewards for innovation against the broader public interest. The contributors to this volume address some of the emerging controversies in this expanding area of law, including: property rights in data; cross-border infringement of copyright; dilution of trademarks; the expansion of the law of patents; and the interface between intellectual property law and the regulation of unfair competition.

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Intellectual Property Law
International intellectual property law and the common law world -introduction, W.M.C. Gummow.
Part 1 Intellectual property and the information society: database protection and the circuitous route around the United States Constitution, Marci A. Hamilton; commodifying and transacting informational products through contractual licences - the challenge for informational constitutionalism, Brian Fitzgerald; shall we shoot a messenger now and then? copyright infringement and the on-line service provider, Louise Longdin; copyright across (and within) domestic borders, Graeme W. Austin.
Part 2 Developments in industrial property: dilution and confusion - the bases of trade mark infringement or the new Australian trade marks anti-dilution law 1999, Sam Ricketson; new challenges for the law of patents, John Robinson Thomas; patentability in Australia and New Zealand under the statute of monopolies, John Smillie; the protection of designs, Nicholas Pumfrey; industrial property in a globalized environment - issues of jurisdiction and choice of law, John N. Adams.
Part 3 Competition and market regulation: unfair competition law - ""over protection stifles the very creative force it is supposed to nurture"", Susy Frankel; intellectual property and competition policy -the case for neutrality, Ian Eagles.