Intellectual Property Enforcement

Intellectual Property Enforcement

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'Professor Blakeney has written a detailed work on the current state of international enforcement of intellectual property rights. Using the background to, and the negotiation of, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, as well as the provisions of the ACTA itself, the book is a mine of information and analysis. Professor Blakeney's long experience of work on the laws and practice of IPR enforcement as a right-holder, an administrator, and as an academic and researcher, are second to none and it shows in this all-encompassing work.' a€“ John Anderson, Global Anti-Counterfeiting Network 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.the TPMs are effective (TPMs themselves are not a form of copyright or neighbouring rights); a€c the TPMs are used by authors ... or a service, as a means of circumventing an effective technological measure; and (b) the manufacture, importation, anbsp;...

Title:Intellectual Property Enforcement
Author:Michael Blakeney
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2012-01-01


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