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Friday, August 4, 2017

Dinwoodie on Diversifying Perspectives of the International Intellectual Property System @OxfordLawFac

Graeme B. Dinwoodie, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, has published Diversifying Perspectives of the International Intellectual Property System at The Intellectual Property System in a Time of Change? European and Intellectual Perspectives 222 (Christopher Geiger ed., 2016). Here is the abstract.

The Essay is a contribution to the volume celebrating the 50th Anniversary of CEIPI. It considers the future to development of the international intellectual property system by looking at how intellectual property is framed in international debates. The Essay contemplates the role of economics, trade, development, culture and human rights, and highlights the different approaches to the relationship between intellectual property and these different fields of knowledge. It argues that we must be pluralistic about the ways in which these five frames or bodies of knowledge interact with intellectual property law. That is because these different frames possess varying characteristics, and will operate effectively in different institutional settings. Indeed, we might not expect or want each frame to have equal weight in every setting.

Download the essay from SSRN at the link.

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