Protection of Geographic Names in International Law and Domain Name System

Author: Heather Ann Forrest
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9789041188397
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Présentation de l'éditeur : "Protection of Geographic Names in International Law and Domain Name System Policy provides a comprehensive analysis of the consistency of the ICANN New gTLD Program policy on geographic names with international law. Do governments possess exclusive rights to use geographic names in the Internet domain name system? Since the first edition of this book in 2012 - then and now the only book to report on and critically analyse new generic top-level domain name policy - much has occurred in response to this question, but no clear, predictable policy framework has yet emerged. This thoroughly updated second edition reassesses the need for legal clarity with its comprehensive identification and analysis of potential bases of rights in geographic names under international law, covering a diverse range of options including sovereignty and related State theory principles, intellectual property rights, geographical indications, unfair competition, and human rights."

Global Governance of Intellectual Property in the 21st Century

Author: Mark Perry
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319311778
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book analyses the governance foundations of innovation, brands, inventions, secrets and expression, which are the keys to a century based on knowledge. They are reflected in legal rights that have been fermenting over centuries of national policy deliberations on intellectual property rights, constantly in flux in the face of new advances in science, but overall a trend towards greater protectionism. As countries are challenged by the strictures of international agreements, often extorted through imbalanced power relationships, they seek their own national means for beneficial differentiation from the new global norms, whilst complying with international obligations. This book deals with the outcomes of regional governance of intellectual property, which often creates ripples in the search for harmony in the laws that form the basis for the future of intellectual property. The work has contributions that come from developing and developed nations, showing a common theme of the struggle to find the balance in an area of law that often does not provide clearcut solutions to real world environments. There are many intellectual property struggles illustrated in this work: patent at the boundaries of nature and invention, the need for drug development, which is driven by profit based on the patent monopoly; copyright, the expression of original thought, seeking to maximise exposure facilitated by the internet, but a system that facilitates rampant copying; trade marks, supporting company branding, seeks to exploit global branding through naming domains names; and other areas concomitant to the globalisation of intellectual property governance, such as foreign direct investment. This book holds up a mirror to the issues of world governance of intellectual property rights in this century, asking whether the direction we are currently following is in the best interest of global citizens, and showing the divergence that constraints are stimulating on a national level.

E Commerce and Development Report 2002

Author: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211125733
Format: PDF
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This annual report examines how the internet is transforming the global landscape and the impact it is having on the digital economy of developing countries. It identifies policy and business options available to these countries and makes practical proposals for maximizing the contribution of e-commerce to economic and social development. Factual information and analysis covering important issues, trends and statistics in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry are included.

Modern Intellectual Property Law 3 e

Author: Catherine Colston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135267707
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Modern Intellectual Property Law combines coverage of each intellectual property right granted for creations of the mind into a thoughtful, unified textbook. Deconstructing the fundamental topics into short, clear sections separated by subheadings throughout, Colston and Galloway's text is the ideal student companion to this intriguing area of the law. This third edition has been completely revised to bring it up to date with the latest debate and changes to the law. All significant recent developments are covered including the continuing controversy over patents for computer-implemented inventions and biotechnological inventions, the House of Lords' developments of patent law, the ECJ jurisprudence relating to trade mark dilution and comparative advertising, as well as the database right, and international efforts to reconcile copyright with peer-to-peer file sharing. This text also discusses the ongoing effort to achieve an appropriate balance between intellectual property and competition law in order to protect market competition while retaining key incentives to drive the process of innovation. Written for students, this accessible and comprehensive textbook provides the perfect starting point for anyone studying intellectual property law in the UK.

The Current State of Domain Name Regulation

Author: Konstantinos Komaitis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136956379
Format: PDF
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In this book Konstantinos Komaitis identifies a tripartite problem – intellectual, institutional and ethical – inherent in the domain name regulation culture. Using the theory of property, Komaitis discusses domain names as sui generis ‘e-property’ rights and analyses the experience of the past ten years, through the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA). The institutional deficit he identifies, generates a further discussion on the ethical dimensions in the regulation of domain names and prompts Komaitis to suggest the creation of an environment based on justice. The relationship between trademarks and domain names has always been contentious and the existing institutions of the UDRP and ACPA have not assisted in alleviating the tension between the two identifiers. Over the past ten years, the trademark community has been systematic in encouraging and promoting a culture that indiscriminately considers domain names as secondclass citizens, suggesting that trademark rights should have priority over the registration in the domain name space. Komaitis disputes this assertion and brings to light the injustices and the trademark-oriented nature of the UDRP and ACPA. He queries what the appropriate legal source to protect registrants when not seeking to promote trademark interests is. He also delineates a legal hypothesis on their nature as well as the steps of their institutionalisation process that we need to reverse, seeking to create a just framework for the regulation of domain names. Finally he explores how the current policies contribute to the philosophy of domain names as second-class citizens. With these questions in mind, Komaitis suggests some recommendations concerning the reconfiguration of the regulation of domain names.

Contemporary Issues in International Law

Author: B.C. Nirmal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811062773
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book explores the changing nature of international law and its ability to respond to the contemporary issues related to international environment, trade and information technology. The evolution of international law has reached a stage where we are witnessing diminishing power of the state and its capacity to deal with the economic matters challenging the existing notions of territory and sovereignty. Recent trends in international law and international relations show that states no longer have exclusive control over the decision-making process at the global level. Keeping this in mind, the book brings together the perspectives of various international and national scholars. The book considers diverse issues such as, sustainable development, climate change, global warming, Rio+20, technology transfer, agro-biodiversity and genetic resource, authority for protection of environment, human right to water, globalization, human rights, sui generis options in IP laws, impact of liberalization on higher education, regulation of international trade, intellectual property rights, collective administration of copyright, broadcast reproduction rights, implementation of copyright law, communication rights under copyright law, arbitration for IP disputes, doctrine of exhaustion of rights, trans-border reputation of trademark, information as an asset, cyber obscenity and pornography, e-governance, taxation of e-commerce, computer crime, information technology, domain names, research excellence in legal education, ideological perspective on legal education, challenges for law teachers, and clinical legal education. The topics, though diverse, are closely interrelated, with the common concern throughout being that the global environment, international trade, information technology and legal education need appropriate national normative and institutional responses as well as the global cooperation of members of the international community. Presenting reflections of a number of Asian, African and European scholars on these varied facets, the book is of great value to scholars, practitioners, teachers and students associated with contemporary international law.

EU Intellectual Property Law and Policy

Author: Catherine Seville
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1848447469
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The author has succeeded in her chief aim in writing this book to introduce a compact and accessible account of EU intellectual property law. . . this book is a useful background and excellent starting point for understanding EU intellectual property law. Jamil Ammar, European Intellectual Property Review This book s innovative contribution is to view EU IP law as a subject in its own right, not just an extra to accounts of national law. The very up-to-date coverage strikes an excellent balance between detail and overview, while Dr Seville also discusses thoughtfully the wider international frameworks, policy issues and debates in which development of EU IP law is enmeshed. Dr Seville fully deserves the gratitude of IP lawyers and students for this outstandingly helpful study. Hector Macqueen, Edinburgh Law School, UK The book is as timely as it is well-written and thorough. The contributions of the EU to most aspects of intellectual property law are increasingly dominant. This treatment places them apart from the national laws of member states, thus emphasising the common core that now they provide. Many will want to study this presentation. William R. Cornish, University of Cambridge, UK Intellectual property (IP) is a crucial contributor to economic growth and competitiveness within the EU. This book offers a compact and accessible account of EU intellectual property law and policy, covering copyright, patents, designs, trademarks and the enforcement of rights. The author also addresses aspects of the free movement of goods and services, competition law, customs measures and anti-counterfeiting efforts. Setting EU intellectual property law in its wider international context, this work reveals the framework within which the national IP laws of member states operate. The book seeks to highlight the most important policy issues and arguments of relevance to the EU, both within the Union, and in its relations with the rest of the world. With its detailed references, cross-referencing and suggestions for further readings, EU Intellectual Property Law and Policy is essential reading for postgraduate students and academic lawyers in IP and EU law. Practitioners seeking a broad account of the area will also appreciate this important contribution.