Test Tubes for Global Intellectual Property Issues: Small Market Economies (Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law 29)

Test Tubes for Global Intellectual Property Issues: Small Market Economies (Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law 29)

By: Susy Frankel (author)Hardback

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Small market economies provide a valuable insight into how a country might balance competing interests in global intellectual property. As developed countries that are also net-importers of intellectual property, small market economies have similar concerns to some developing countries. This duality of developed and developing country interests has resulted in some innovative ways of calibrating laws so that they both support national economic and social needs and honour international commitments. In this book, Susy Frankel uses examples from the small market economies of Singapore, New Zealand and Israel to address global intellectual property issues. Those issues include approaching treaty interpretation to both assist in implementation of obligations and utilisation of flexibilities, and effective dispute resolution; the links between trade and innovation; when and how patent and copyright law can be flexible; the importance of trade marks to small businesses; parallel importing; and the protection of traditional knowledge.

About Author

Susy Frankel is Professor of Law and Director of the New Zealand Centre of International Economic Law at Victoria University of Wellington. She is Chair of the Copyright Tribunal (New Zealand) and President-Elect of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP). Susy is a life member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge and has held several visiting positions, including as a Senior Hauser Global Research Fellow at NYU Law School.


Foreword Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss; Preface; 1. The unique position of small market economies; 2. Trading in intellectual property: the TRIPS Agreement and Free Trade Agreements; 3. Interpretation of international intellectual property agreements; 4. Intellectual property and the nexus with innovation and cultural policies; 5. Flexing patent law; 6. Approaches to copyright; 7. Trade mark law; 8. Why small market economies do and don't parallel import; 9. An insight into protecting traditional knowledge and innovation; 10. Overview: what the international community can learn from the small market economy experience.

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  • ISBN13: 9781107013148
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 250
  • ID: 9781107013148
  • weight: 500
  • ISBN10: 1107013143

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