Emerging Challenges in Intellectual Property

Emerging Challenges in Intellectual Property


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This book provides an introduction to twelve current controversial areas of Intellectual Property, placing Australian concerns in an international context. Chapters consider the intersection of Intellectual Property and politics and philosophy, cultural rights, trade practices and marketing, medicine, biotechnology, agriculture, competition, trade and business practice.

Emerging Challenges in Intellectual Property is designed to provide an intellectual foundation to assist readers in developing their general knowledge and a sound overview of important issues, key writings and concepts. This enables readers to develop a more critical understanding of the current political and regulatory environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195575125
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2011
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kathy Bowrey, Professor, Faculty of Law, UNSW, Sydney. Kathy's research is primarily in the areas of history and philosophy of IP, legal theory, copyright and new media, information technology law and the intersection of western legal categories and indigenous cultural and intellectual property rights.

Michael Handler, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of NSW, Sydney. Michael is the co-author of Australian Trade Mark Law (Oxford University Press, 2010). His research focuses on national and international aspects of trade mark law and the law of geographical indications, as well as consumer protection and international trade law.

Dianne Nicol, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania, Hobart. Dianne's research is primarily in the area of patenting of new technologies, particularly biotechnology. She is interested in the legal issues associated with patentability, ownership and use of inventions, including collaborative and compulsory licensing. Her research also covers the social and ethical issues associated with the commercialisation of science.

Table of Contents

Information Economy, Innovation and New Media (Kim Weatherall)
Six Minutes to Midnight - Can Intellectual Property Save the World? (Peter Drahos)
Indigenous Culture, Knowledge and Intellectual Property (Kathy Bowrey)
Copyright and Freedom of Expression (David Lindsay)
Copyright and the Creative Arts (Leanne Wiseman)
Competing Discourses of 'Rights' and 'Harms' in Trade Mark Law (Jason Bosland & Megan Richardson)
GI Blues: The Global Disagreement over Geographical Indications (Michael Handler & Robert Burrell)
Are the Courts Solving the Emerging Challenges of Biotech Patents? (Dianne Nicol)
Intellectual Property and Plants: Constitutive, Contingent and Complex (Jay Sanderson)
IP & Competition (Jane Nielsen)
Intellectual Property and International Trade (Chris Arup)
Intellectual Property and Commercialisation (Adam Liberman)

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