This is the 16th Annual volume in the series collecting the presentations and discussion from the Annual Fordham IP Conference. The contributions, by leading world experts, analyse the most pressing issues in copyright, trademark and patent law as seen from the perspectives of the USA, the EU, Asia and WIPO. This volume, in common with its predecessors makes a valuable and lasting contribution to the discourse in IP law. The contents, while always informative, are also critical and questioning of new developments and policy concerns. Praise for the series: "This must be one of the most enjoyable and thought-provoking conferences in the IP field. The high quality of the speakers is matched by the intense, audience-led debates and challenges which follow." The Honourable Mr Justice Laddie, Royal Courts of Justice, London "Faculty for this conference are always well-known 'names' _ well respected leaders in their fields, speaking with a combination of candor and timeliness that is unrivaled by any other forum of its kind." Honorable Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyrights, United States Copyright Office.
Hugh C Hansen is Professor of Law and Director, Fordham University School of Law, Intellectual Property Law and Policy Institute.
Foreword Acknowledgements List of Sponsors Welcoming Remarks In Memoriam: Sir Nicholas Pumfrey Hugh C. Hansen Robert van Perseum Christopher Floyd Robin Jacob David Neuberger I. Corporations & IP in a Challenging World Part A: General Counsels' Roundtable: A View from the Top II. Developments in European Union IP Law Part A: Legislative Developments in European Union IP Law Part B: European Court of Justice and IP Law III. Developments in the U.S. Supreme Court Part A: The U.S. Supreme Court & IP Law IV. Copyright Law Part A: World Developments Part B: Copyright and Music Part C: Copyright in a Web 2.0 World Part D: Copyright Exceptions and Limitations V. Patent Law Part A: The Scope of Patentable Subject Matter: What is Afoot? Part B: Nonobviousness/Inventive Step Part C: U.S. Patent & Trademark Offi ce - USPTO Rule Changes: Should the PTO Part D: Patent Infringement Part E: Patent Law World Developments VI. Trademark Law Part A: Trademark and Design Law Developments in the European Union Part B: The Right of Publicity Developments in the United States and Europe Part C: Protection for Famous and Well-known Marks Part D: Event-Driven Marks and "Ambush" Marketing VII. International Trade & Intellectual Property Part A: Multilateral and Bilateral Relations Part B: The Development Agenda - Current Issues with Regard to the Development Part C: China & Intellectual Property - IP Developments in China Part D: Parallel Imports VIII. Competition Law Interplay with IP Law Part A: Microsoft, the CFI, and the Aftermath in the European Union and United States Part B: Antitrust/Competition Laws and Agencies: Global Cooperation? Convergence or Divergence? Part C: Member States' Competition Enforcement in the European Union Part D: Standards Setting - The Interplay with IP and Competition Law