1. Elgar Intellectual Property and Global Development series

    Series editor: Peter K. Yu, Texas A&M University School of Law, US

    This book series brings together scholars and policy experts to undertake a critical inquiry of issues lying at the intersection of intellectual property and global development. The series is unique and expansive in scope and will include interdisciplinary and comparative work.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 9
  1. Governance of Intellectual Property Rights in China and Europe

    Governance of Intellectual Property Rights in China and Europe

    Edited by Nari Lee, Niklas Bruun, Mingde Li
    Intellectual property law performs a number of complex functions in society. To foster innovation and creativity in a society, governments are actively using intellectual property law as a means of governance. Both in China and in Europe, intellectual property law is used to further innovation and cultural policies to increase national competitiveness in a global economy. Due to its impact on global trade, intellectual property laws are increasingly made and influenced by international norms. Against the backdrop of this dynamic global intellectual property norm competition and interaction, this book explores governance of intellectual property rights in China and Europe. This book examines and compares the series of intellectual property law and system reforms in China and Europe. Through the analysis, this book argues that a successful governance of intellectual property rights require not only the adoption of a set of norms but also transformation of the perspectives and the implementing institutions. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  2. Trademark Protection and Territoriality Challenges in a Global Economy

    Trademark Protection and Territoriality Challenges in a Global Economy

    Edited by Irene Calboli, Edward Lee
    As the modern business world becomes increasingly decentralized and globally focused, traditional interpretations and applications of trademark protection law are facing greater and greater challenges. This is particularly true regarding the principle of trademark territoriality, which holds that trademark rights are bound by the laws of individual nations. This timely volume offers expert analyses of the challenges facing crucial aspects of trademark law from some of the most prominent scholars in the field. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  3. Access to Information and Knowledge

    Access to Information and Knowledge

    Edited by Dana Beldiman
    Massive quantities of information are required to fuel the innovation process in a knowledge-based economy; a requirement that is in tension with intellectual property (IP) laws. Against this backdrop, leading thinkers in the IP arena explore the ‘access challenge’ of the 21st century, framed as the tension between the interest in the free flow of information and the fragmentation of knowledge resulting from strong IP laws. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  4. The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS

    The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS

    Edited by Obijiofor Aginam, John Harrington, Peter K. Yu
    The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS explores the implications of high international intellectual property standards for access to essential medicines in developing countries. With a focus on HIV/AIDS governance, the volume provides a timely analysis of the international legal and political landscape, the relationship between human rights and intellectual property, and emerging issues in global health policy. It concludes with concrete strategies on how to improve access to HIV/AIDS medicines. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  5. Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge

    Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge

    Edited by Tania Bubela, E. Richard Gold
    This fascinating study describes efforts to define and protect traditional knowledge and the associated issues of access to genetic resources, from the negotiation of the Convention on Biological Diversity to The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Nagoya Protocol. Drawing on the expertise of local specialists from around the globe, the chapters judiciously mix theory and empirical evidence to provide a deep and convincing understanding of traditional knowledge, innovation, access to genetic resources, and benefit sharing. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 52.00   Web: $ 41.60
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  6. Copyright and the Public Interest in China

    Copyright and the Public Interest in China

    Guan H. Tang
    Guan Hong Tang expertly highlights how the multidimensional concept of public interest has influenced the development and limitations of Chinese copyright. Since 1990 China has awarded copyright – individual rights – but also provides for public, non-criminal enforcement. The author reveals that pressures of development, globalisation and participation in a world economy have hastened the loss of public interest from copyright. However, for a socialist country, placing the common ahead of the individual interest, the public interest also constitutes a phenomenological tool with which to limit copyright. The author also discusses how the rise of the Internet, which has had a major social and economic impact on China, raises problems for Chinese copyright law. Comparing Chinese copyright law with the USA and the UK, topical issues are presented in this unique book including those arising within education, library and archives sectors. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 143.00   Web: $ 128.70
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  7. Shaping China’s Innovation Future

    Shaping China’s Innovation Future

    John L. Orcutt, Hong Shen
    Shaping China’s Innovation Future employs a thorough analysis of a combination of factors including: the role of law and China’s legal system; economic theory and the development of China’s economy; China’s educational, intellectual property, and financial systems; China’s innovation capacity; and Chinese culture. Though the recommendations on how to improve China’s technology commercialization system are unique to China, the scope of the research makes the conclusions found here applicable to other countries facing similar challenges. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  8. Internet Domain Names, Trademarks and Free Speech

    Internet Domain Names, Trademarks and Free Speech

    Jacqueline Lipton
    This comprehensive examination of domain name disputes involving personal names and political and cultural issues sheds light on the need to balance trademark policy, free speech and other pressing interests such as privacy and personality rights. The author stresses that because domain names can only be registered to one person at a time, they create problems of scarcity not raised by other forms of digital assets. Also discussed are the kinds of conflicts over domain names that are not effectively addressed by existing regulations, as well as possible regulatory reforms. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 149.00   Web: $ 134.10
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  9. Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development

    Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development

    Edited by Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Pedro Roffe
    This comprehensive book considers new and emerging IP issues from a development perspective, examining recent trends and developments in this area. Presenting an overview of the IP landscape in general, the contributing authors subsequently narrow their focus, providing wide-ranging case studies from countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America on topical issues in the current IP discourse. These include the impact of IP on the pharmaceutical sector, the protection of life forms and traditional knowledge, geographical indications, access to knowledge and public research institutes, and the role of competition policy. The challenges developing countries face in the TRIPS-Plus world are also explored in detail. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 222.00   Web: $ 199.80
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 73.00   Web: $ 58.40
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