A much-anticipated new edition of this acclaimed work on intellectual property (IP) law in its global context. With intelligent and insightful coverage of IP law from international and comparative perspectives this second edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded. This unique textbook presents the main IP rights (IPRs), identifying their basic features and tracing their evolution up to the present day by reference to statutes, cases and international treaties.
Examining the evolving activities in the international arena, especially debates and new IP rules concerning or impinging on creativity and innovation, consumer choice, trade, economics, social welfare and culture, this innovative textbook considers how these activities interact with developments at regional and domestic levels.
Key features include:
- Presentation of IP law in a global context, uniquely organised by theme as opposed to by type of IPR for accessibility and ease of learning
- A comprehensive commentary guiding students through international, regional and comparative IP law
- Examination of the impact of IP on the international stage
- An interdisciplinary approach considering the global influence of IP in respect of trade, development, law, economics, technology, human rights and biological and cultural diversity, providing readers with extensive knowledge of IP law's reach.
A key resource for IP courses with a global outlook, Dutfield and Suthersanen on Global Intellectual Property Law will also be of great interest to a number of global institutions.
'Dutfield and Suthersanen on Global Intellectual Property Law, now in its second edition, has established itself as a reference work for all those who are interested in international and comparative perspectives on intellectual property law and its policy aspects. Written by two leading scholars in intellectual property law, it offers a comprehensive view on all main intellectual property rights at international level and in various jurisdictions, whilst making sure that the technical legal analysis is always embedded in a broader socio-economic perspective. A very useful and inspiring read for all those who want to dig deeper into this fascinating field of growing importance.'
– Christophe Geiger, CEIPI, University of Strasbourg, France
'This book is a major contribution to the literature on intellectual property. With an original perspective and deep study of the evolution and current status of the law, the authors provide an illuminating analysis of how countries at different levels of development can frame their legal systems to participate in the knowledge economy.'
– Carlos Correa, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
'This second edition considers the globalisation of intellectual property across a comparative range of local jurisdictions. As well as accounting for the various species of intellectual property, the book looks at larger over-arching themes of intellectual property and human rights; copyright law, cultural heritage, and education; plant breeders' rights, farmers privileges, and geographical indications; gene patents and access to medicines; and Indigenous Intellectual property. The work lights the way to implementing intellectual property reforms to promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.'
– Matthew Rimmer, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
'Professors Dutfield and Suthersanen reinvent the world of intellectual property law in a way that is doctrinally neat, yet breathtaking. Veteran scholars of global intellectual property law will be further tantalized; tyros will desire to seek further expertise. The world, intellectual property, and your political convictions will not be the same after you work through this invaluable contribution to the field'
– Shubha Ghosh, Syracuse University, US
'This book is a significant achievement. The authors, both highly respected as scholars and as teachers, explore challenging and evolving concepts in a confronting and stimulating manner, in a way which is clear, readable and with excellent use of diagrams. This book will be invaluable to students, teachers and scholars at all levels.'
Abbe Brown, University of Aberdeen, UK
'Dutfield and Suthersanen have skillfully captured in one concise volume all the important things you need to know about international intellectual property law. The materials are accessible, timely, methodically presented and at times critical. The book's detailed, in-depth and comparative analyses provide helpful insights into the increasingly complex international intellectual property system. Global Intellectual Property Law is not only an effective textbook for students interested in the subject, but a desktop companion for policymakers and professionals who need a quick and up-to-date overview of global intellectual property issues.'
– Peter K. Yu, Drake University, US and Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China
, Professor of International Governance, School of Law, University of Leeds, UK and Uma Suthersanen
, Professor in International Intellectual Property Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, UK.