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A Half-Century Of Scholarship On The Chinese Intellectual Property System, Peter K. Yu Nov 2018

A Half-Century Of Scholarship On The Chinese Intellectual Property System, Peter K. Yu

Peter K. Yu

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Five Decades Of Intellectual Property And Global Development, Peter K. Yu Jul 2018

Five Decades Of Intellectual Property And Global Development, Peter K. Yu

Peter K. Yu

The 2016-2017 biennium marks the historical milestones of several major pro-development initiatives relating to intellectual property law and policy. These important milestones include the Intellectual Property Conference of Stockholm in 1967, the adoption of the Declaration on the Right to Development (UNDRD) in 1986 and the establishment of the WIPO Development Agenda in 2007.

On January 1, 2016, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also came into force. Adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development featured 17 SDGs and 169 targets. Prominently mentioned in Target 3.b of SDG 3 are the WTO …


Drugs, Drugs Everywhere But Just Not For The Poor, Srividhya Ragavan Jan 2017

Drugs, Drugs Everywhere But Just Not For The Poor, Srividhya Ragavan

Srividhya Ragavan

The objective for this article is to understand the legitimacy and limitations of US involvement in another country’s sovereign actions taken expressly in the public interest, or to protect public health, such as the compulsory licensing of pharmaceuticals.


Lo Que Siempre Quiso Saber Sobre... Nombres De Dominio Pero Nunca Se Atrevió A Preguntar, Rodolfo C. Rivas Rea Esq., Marco A. Vargas Iñiguez Esq. Oct 2013

Lo Que Siempre Quiso Saber Sobre... Nombres De Dominio Pero Nunca Se Atrevió A Preguntar, Rodolfo C. Rivas Rea Esq., Marco A. Vargas Iñiguez Esq.

Rodolfo C. Rivas

The authors provide a brief overview of the domain name system and its dispute resolution regulation. The authors then delve into the new gTLDs and tackle some of the questions brought forward by its imminent introduction. /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Los autores ofrecen un panorama general del sistema de nombres de dominio y la regulación de sus procedimientos de solución de controversias. Posteriormente, los autores profundizan en los nuevos gTLDs y tratan de responder a algunas de las preguntas presentadas por su inminente introducción.


Recent Developments In Intellectual Property Law In Nigeria, Ufuoma Barbara Akpotaire Mar 2011

Recent Developments In Intellectual Property Law In Nigeria, Ufuoma Barbara Akpotaire

Ufuoma Barbara Akpotaire

Key Point – This article provides an overview of the developments in the field of Intellectual Property (IP) in Nigeria and highlights key issues in 10 recent judgments on IP Law in Nigeria. The cases are organized thematically according to the type of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) protected under the Nigerian legal system such as trademarks, copyrights, patents, and designs. The decision to pen this Article is borne out of a conversation with a colleague in New York, who seemed surprised to learn that I had worked as an IP lawyer in Nigeria. My colleague was aware of the existence …


Rethinking Intangible Cultural Heritage And Expressions Of Folklore: A Lesson From The Fcc’S Localism Standards, Jon M. Garon Feb 2011

Rethinking Intangible Cultural Heritage And Expressions Of Folklore: A Lesson From The Fcc’S Localism Standards, Jon M. Garon

Jon M. Garon

This article reviews the underlying societal imperatives reflected in a policy of intangible cultural heritage and the intellectual property-like regimes being developed to protect these interests. It contrasts UNESCO efforts with more narrowly tailored efforts of WIPO and juxtaposes those approaches with the localism model developed under the FCC. While aspects of the WIPO protection efforts focusing on trademark-like and trade secret-like protections benefit the people and cultures these policies hope to serve, additional copyright-like protections will likely do more harm than good. Instead, global public policy will be far better served through emphasis on the FCC's localism attributes of …


Localism As A Production Imperative: An Alternative Framework To Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage And Expressions Of Folklore, Jon M. Garon Oct 2010

Localism As A Production Imperative: An Alternative Framework To Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage And Expressions Of Folklore, Jon M. Garon

Jon M. Garon

In the United States, the policy of localism – the legislative goal of fostering local community expression and competence to deliver local content – finds its home in the Telecommunications Act rather than either the Copyright Act or Trademark Act. Other nations have introduced values of localism into trade policy, content distribution rules, and international efforts to protect intangible cultural heritage and expressions of folklore.Jurisdictions in every continent are struggling to address the pressures of globalism through efforts to protect indigenous peoples’ and minority communities’ languages and culture. These efforts take many forms. Nations have introduced efforts to protect these …


A Reverse Notice And Takedown Regime To Enable Fair Uses Of Technically Protected Copyrighted Works (With J. Reichman & P. Samuelson), Graeme B. Dinwoodie May 2007

A Reverse Notice And Takedown Regime To Enable Fair Uses Of Technically Protected Copyrighted Works (With J. Reichman & P. Samuelson), Graeme B. Dinwoodie

Graeme B. Dinwoodie

The WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) recognized the need to maintain a balance between the rights of authors and the larger public interest in updating copyright law in light of advances in information and communications technologies. But the translation of this balance into the domestic laws of the United States and European Union has not been fully successful. In the DMCA, Congress achieved a reasonable balance of competing interests in its creation of safe harbors for internet service providers. However, contrary to its apparent intention, Congress failed to achieve a similar balance of interests when establishing new rules forbidding circumvention of …


Dmca Anti-Circumvention Provisions In A Different Light: Perspectives From Transnational Observation Of Five Jurisdictions, Richard Li-Dar Wang Dec 2005

Dmca Anti-Circumvention Provisions In A Different Light: Perspectives From Transnational Observation Of Five Jurisdictions, Richard Li-Dar Wang

Richard Li-dar Wang

In order to cope with the challenge posed by high-quality digital copying of copyrightable works, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and a number of its members have determined to incorporate anticircumvention provisions in 1996 WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and their domestic copyright laws. Even though these countries adopted this brand new regulation close in time, they approached the same problem in quite different manners, especially divergent with regard to public domain and fair use privileges. Since the two limitations on copyright play a key role in preserving free dissemination of information and preventing authors from over-asserting their exclusive rights, …