International Intellectual Property: A Handbook of Contemporary Research


Daniel J. Gervais


International Intellectual Property: A Handbook of Contemporary Research aims to provide researchers and practitioners of international intellectual property law with the necessary tools to understand the latest debates in this incredibly dynamic and complex field.

The book combines doctrinal analysis with ground-breaking theoretical research by many of the most recognized experts in the field. At its core, it offers overviews of the structure and content of the two instruments that can undoubtedly be considered historically as the most important intellectual property treaties, namely the Berne Convention on the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works and the Paris Convention on the Protection of Industrial Property. Several chapters also discuss parts of the TRIPS Agreement.

This important book will prove a valuable resource for students and academics of international intellectual property wishing to obtain useful knowledge of current issues such as conflicts between intellectual property (especially patents and trademark) rights, geographical indications, protection of luxury brands, orphan works and innovation.


‘An ever-increasing part of the value of all the goods and services that are trade in the world today is in their intellectual property. Daniel Gervais knows this, and he shows this understanding in the selections he chooses to grace these pages. His combination of practical and professorial expertise puts the editorial stamp of authority on this highly useful selection of topical essays ranging across many contemporary global intellectual property concerns.’ – James Bacchus, former Chairman of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization

Book Details

  • Series: Research Handbooks in Intellectual Property
  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub (March 29, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782544798
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782544791


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