Innovation, Competition And Consumer Welfare In Intellectual Property Law
Gustavo Ghidini, Professor of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, University of Milan and Director, Observatory on Intellectual Property, Competition and Communications Law, LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy
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This authoritative book provides a comprehensive critical overview of the basic IP paradigms, such as patents, trademarks and copyrights. Their intersection with competition law and their impacts on the exercise of social welfare are analysed from an evolutionary perspective.
Contents: Preface by Giuliano Amato 1. Introduction: The Basic Paradigms and Constitutional Framework of Intellectual Property Law 2. Patent Protection of Innovations: A Monopoly with Pro-Competitive Antibodies 3. From Art to Technology: The Expansion of Copyright 4. The Distinguishing Function and Advertising Value of the Trademark: Aspects and Critique of the European Reform 5. Intellectual Property and Regulation(s) of Competition Appendix – On TRIPs and Developing Countries: ‘Don’t Do Unto Others...’ Index