Kritika: Essays on Intellectual Property

Volume 2

Kritika: Essays on Intellectual Property

Edited by Gustavo Ghidini, Professor Emeritus, University of Milan and Professor of IP and Competition Law, LUISS University, Rome, Italy, Hanns Ullrich, Professor Emeritus, affiliated research fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Germany and Peter Drahos, Professor of Law and Governance, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

The fields of intellectual property have broadened and deepened in so many ways, and at such pace, that there is a tendency for academic commentators to focus on the next new thing, or to react immediately to judicial developments, rather than to reflect more deeply on the greater themes of the discipline. Kritika: Essays on Intellectual Property is a series of books designed to fulfil this role by creating a forum for essays that take a critical, long-term approach to the field of intellectual property. Volume 2 covers issues such as inter alia the current limits of knowledge and approaches to intellectual property, a functional account of intellectual property rights, China’s approach to innovation and intellectual property, the emergence of multi-layered IP-protection for designed objects, and the trajectory of increased protection for intellectual property.

‘This is a very impressive collection of essays which feels relevant and comprehensive. The book deals with the spectrum of IP rights, drawing useful comparisons between them and keeping the material fresh and varied.’
– Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

2017 224 pp Hardback 978 1 78643 898 0 £76.50 £85.00 $110.70 $123.00

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