‘Dutfield and Suthersanen on Global Intellectual Property Law, now in its second edition, has established itself as a reference work for all those who are interested in international and comparative perspectives on intellectual property law and its policy aspects. Written by two leading scholars in intellectual property law, it offers a comprehensive view on all main intellectual property rights at international level and in various jurisdictions, whilst making sure that the technical legal analysis is always embedded in a broader socio-economic perspective. A very useful and inspiring read for all those who want to dig deeper into this fascinating field of growing importance.’
– Christophe Geiger, CEIPI, University of Strasbourg, France
‘This book is a major contribution to the literature on intellectual property. With an original perspective and deep study of the evolution and current status of the law, the authors provide an illuminating analysis of how countries at different levels of development can frame their legal systems to participate in the knowledge economy.’
– Carlos Correa, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
'This second edition considers the globalisation of intellectual property across a comparative range of local jurisdictions. As well as accounting for the various species of intellectual property, the book looks at larger over-arching themes of intellectual property and human rights; copyright law, cultural heritage, and education; plant breeders' rights, farmers privileges, and geographical indications; gene patents and access to medicines; and Indigenous Intellectual property. The work lights the way to implementing intellectual property reforms to promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.'
– Matthew Rimmer, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
‘Professors Dutfield and Suthersanen reinvent the world of intellectual property law in a way that is doctrinally neat, yet breathtaking. Veteran scholars of global intellectual property law will be further tantalized; tyros will desire to seek further expertise. The world, intellectual property, and your political convictions will not be the same after you work through this invaluable contribution to the field'
– Shubha Ghosh, Syracuse University, US
‘This book is a significant achievement. The authors, both highly respected as scholars and as teachers, explore challenging and evolving concepts in a confronting and stimulating manner in a manner which is clear, readable and with excellent use of diagrams. This book will be invaluable to students, teachers and scholars at all levels.’
– Abbe Brown, University of Aberdeen, UK
Acclaim for the first edition:
‘Dutfield and Suthersanen have skillfully captured in one concise volume all the important things you need to know about international intellectual property law. The materials are accessible, timely, methodically presented and at times critical. The book’s detailed, in-depth and comparative analyses provide helpful insights into the increasingly complex international intellectual property system. Global Intellectual Property Law is not only an effective textbook for students interested in the subject, but a desktop companion for policymakers and professionals who need a quick and up-to-date overview of global intellectual property issues.’
– Peter K. Yu, Drake University, US and Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China