This monograph series provides an important forum for authoritative scholarly works in the field of intellectual property law. It represents a showcase for original research that is theoretically rigorous and analytically precise, but above all meets the highest academic standards – setting the benchmark for scholarship in IP. Whether considering the most pressing issues in the field of intellectual property or offering a fresh take on well-worn ground, books in the series cover the full array of rights and issues, from trade marks, copyright, and patents to trade secrets, TRIPS and design rights, and from traditional knowledge and development issues to geographical indications. Sometimes critical, often challenging, and always global in outlook, the series seeks books that engage with new and previously under-developed themes in the field, draw on other disciplines in order to further thinking in the field, or alternatively attempt to redefine or to offer a definitive statement on areas of uncertainty in the existing law. The primary mission of the series is the development of original thinking in intellectual property law. It fosters the best theoretical and empirical work from both well-established authors and the next generation of scholars.