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Research handbook on the World Intellectual Property Organization, edited by Sam Ricketson - (hardback)

"2020 marks the 50th year of the coming into force of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Convention 1967 and the formal establishment of WIPO. This unique and wide-ranging Research Handbook brings together eminent scholars and experts who assess WIPO's role and programmes during its first half-century, as well as discussing the challenges facing the organization as it enters its second. This comprehensive Research Handbook explores the history and development of WIPO from its conception, through the changing of its mission over time, to its current position as a largely self-financing specialized UN agency. Chapters examine WIPO's education and technical assistance programs, its relationship with the WTO, its interaction with emerging economies and WIPO's role in treaty interpretation and substantive and procedural harmonization. The Research Handbook on the World Intellectual Property Organization will be a key resource for scholars of trade and development, and intellectual property. It will also be of value to intellectual property practitioners, government officials and non-governmental organizations concerned with intellectual property, trade, development, and human rights issues and advocacy"--, Provided by publisher
Table of contents
Contents: Introduction: 50 years of the world intellectual property organization / Sam Ricketson -- 1. The foundation of the world intellectual property organization: What came before / Gillian Davies and Sam Ricketson -- 2. The role of wipo as an international organization / Alison Duxbury -- 3. Wipo: A brief institutional history and overview / Gillian Davies and Sam Ricketson -- 4. Wipo: A view from inside and outside the tent / Dr. Mihály Ficsor -- 5. Copyright and related rights: Wipo's role in formulating international norms in this area / Sam Ricketson and Tanya Aplin -- 6. Wipo's role in procedural and substantive patent law harmonization / Rochelle Dreyfuss and Jerome Reichman -- 7. Non-conventional marks and the obstacle of functionality - wipo's role in fleshing out the telle quelle rule graeme / Dinwoodie and Annette Kur -- 8. Making a place for place-based ip: Wipo and geographical indications / Dev Gangjee -- 9. Protection of industrial designs: A twenty first century challenge for wipo / Antoon Quaedvlieg -- 10. Wipo, development cooperation and the development agenda / Michael Blakeney -- 11. Education and training, technical assistance programs / Raquel Xalabarder -- 12. The relationship between wipo and the WTO / Daniel Gervais -- 13. Genetic resources, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions / Silke von Lewinski -- 14. Wipo and ip dispute resolution / Andrew F. Christie -- 15. Wipo's role in collating and publishing data and statistics, and in economic analysis / David Lindsay -- 16. Muddling through successfully: Financing and governing wipo / Ian Heath -- 17. Wipo and treaty interpretation / Susy Frankel -- 18. Caught in the middle: Wipo and emerging economies / Peter K Yu -- 19. 'Nothing for us, without us': Growth and diversity in observers' participation in wipo / Antony Taubman -- 20. Modernizing copyright and saving the planet? Speculations on wipo's future role / Rebecca Giblin, Kimberlee Weatherall, Jane C Ginsburg and Jukka Liedes -- 21. Wipo - appraising the first 50 years / Sam Ricketson -- Index
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non fiction
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1 online resource (496 pages).
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