Intellectual Property Enforcement: A Commentary on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta) (Elgar Commentaries Series)

Intellectual Property Enforcement: A Commentary on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta) (Elgar Commentaries Series)

By: Prof. Michael Blakeney (with)Hardback

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Description

This important book is the first detailed analytical treatment of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and its impact on intellectual property enforcement. The ACTA had been formulated to deal with the burgeoning growth in the trade in counterfeit and pirate products which was estimated to have increased ten-fold since the promulgation of the TRIPS Agreement in 1994. The book clarifies how the ACTA supplements the enforcement provisions of the TRIPS Agreement, namely by: expanding the reach of border protection to infringing goods in transit; providing greater detail of the implementation of civil enforcement and; providing for the confiscation of the proceeds of intellectual property crimes. As the book illustrates, a significant additional innovation is the introduction of provisions dealing with enforcement of intellectual property rights in the digital environment. This book will strongly appeal to intellectual property rights policymakers, legal practitioners, academics and students.

About Author

Michael Blakeney, Winthrop Professor, The University of Western Australia and Letizia Gianformaggio Chair in Law, University of Ferrara, Italy

Contents

Contents: Preface 1. Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy 2. Negotiating ACTA 3. Preamble 4. Initial Provisions and Definitions 5. Legal Framework 6. Civil Enforcement 7. Border Measures 8. Criminal Enforcement 9. Confiscation 10. Enforcement in the Digital Environment 11. Enforcement Practices 12. International Cooperation 13. Institutional Arrangements 14. Final Provisions Appendix: Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781849800037
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9781849800037
  • ISBN10: 1849800030

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