Intellectual Property Enforcement: A Commentary on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Elgar Commentaries Series)
By: Prof. Michael Blakeney (author)Hardback
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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 at the World Trade Organization and World Intellectual Property Organization, legal practitioners, academics and students.
Contents: 1. Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy 2. Negotiating History of Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) 3. Preamble 4. Chapter 1 Initial Provisions and Definitions 5. Chapter 2 Legal Framework for Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights 6. Article 2.1 Civil Enforcement 7. Border Measures 8. Criminal Enforcement 9. Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime 10. Enforcement in the Digital Environment 11. Enforcement Practices 12. International Co-operation 13. Institutional Arrangements 14. Final Provisions Annex: Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Index
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