The past 20 years have seen a revolution in the way that we live, socialise and do business around the globe. Borders and barriers have fallen, giving consumers of digital information unlimited sources of data. The Internet has created a universe of convenience for the consumer. Just as society evolves, so too must the law. The sharing of online content creates challenges for IP law, well beyond the scope of the pre-digital era. Content containing intellectual property can be shipped instantaneously around the world with the click of a mouse. We face a modern problem that our technological world accelerates at a rate that can leave our IP framework in the dust. We have seen these examples played out in the music and film industries, as well as in the electronic book publishing industry. We have also come to see that the enforcement of IP rights in cyberspace gives rise to unique cross-border enforcement issues.Edited by Neville Cordell, IP partner at international law firm Allen & Overy, this guide contains analysis and guidance on how IP laws are applied to the Internet in 19 major jurisdictions worldwide, including chapters from leading experts at Herbert Smith Freehills, Norton Rose Fulbright, Clifford Chance, Quinn Emanuel and Kim & Chang.
Chapters explore, on a comparative basis, the means of protection for a range of online content offered by copyright and database rights, trademarks and patents, considering issues such as infringement, liability, possible exemptions and remedies including disclosure orders against internet service providers. This exciting new title is essential reading for lawyers, in-house counsel, media and business professionals who must deal with the challenges of managing digital intellectual property and wish to understand how best to protect such works from infringement internationally.
Table of contents Preface 5 Neville Cordell Allen & Overy LLP Australia 7 Michael Williams Gilbert + Tobin Brazil 29 Carlos Eduardo Eliziario de Lima Daniel Avila Failla Gustavo de Freitas Morais Dannemann Siemsen Advogados/Dannemann Siemsen Bigler & Ipanema Moreira Canada 51 Martin PJ Kratz Bennett Jones LLP China 77 Mimiao Hu Yali Hu Xiang Wang Jibo Wu Carol Yan Shelley Zhang Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP France 127 Alexandra Neri Herbert Smith Freehills Paris LLP Germany 145 David B Adler Nadine Herrmann Joachim Lehnhardt Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP Hong Kong 175 Justin Davidson Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong India 193 Apar Gupta Advani & Co Italy 213 Giulio Enrico Sironi Adriano Vanzetti Vanzetti e Associati Japan 237 Louise C Stoupe Chie Yakura Morrison & Foerster LLP/ Ito & Mitomi Netherlands 255 Wolter Wefers Bettink Thomas de Weerd Houthoff Buruma Russia 275 Ekaterina Tilling Baker Botts LLP Singapore 297 Kelvin Tan Drew & Napier LLC South Korea 315 DuckSoon Chang Chang-Hwan Shin Kim & Chang Spain 331 Juan Cuerva de Canas Montserrat Lopez-Bellosta Josep Montefusco Monferrer Sonia Sebe Marin Clifford Chance SL Sweden 371 Monique Wadsted MAQS Law Firm Switzerland 395 Martin Steiger Steiger Legal United Kingdom 415 Persephone Bridgman Baker Neville Cordell Allen & Overy LLP United States 443 David B Adler Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP James P Barabas Budd Larner Laura R Hall Paul Keller Allen & Overy Reggie Schafer Cohen & Gresser About the authors 473