Intellectual Property in Asia

Law, Economics, History and Politics

  • Paul  Goldstein
  • Joseph Straus

Part of the MPI Studies on Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law book series (MSIP, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-16
  2. Peter Ganea
    Pages 1-15
  3. Peter Ganea, JIN Haijun
    Pages 1-38
  4. Tanuja Garde
    Pages 1-32
  5. Christoph Antons
    Pages 1-42
  6. Peter Ganea, Sadao Nagaoka
    Pages 1-25
  7. Peter Ganea
    Pages 1-11
  8. Christoph Antons
    Pages 1-31
  9. Ferdinand M. Negre, Jonathan Q. Perez
    Pages 1-33
  10. Ng-Loy Wee Loon
    Pages 1-25
  11. Ji-Hyun Park
    Pages 1-22
  12. Paul C.B. Liu
    Pages 1-22
  13. Julia Sorg
    Pages 1-27
  14. Viet D. Phan
    Pages 1-27

About this book


Introduction Intellectual property rights foster innovation. But if, as it surely does, “intellectual property” means not just intellectual property rules—the law of patents, copyrights, trademarks, designs, trade secrets, and unfair competition—but also intellectual property institutions—the courts, police, regulatory agencies, and collecting soc- ties that administer these rules—what are the respective roles of intellectual property rules and institutions in fostering creativity? And, to what extent do forces outside intellectual property rules and institutions—economics, culture, politics, history—also contribute to innovation? Is it possible that these other factors so overwhelm the impact of intellectual property regimes that it is futile to expect adjustments in intellectual property rules and institutions to alter patterns of inno- tion and, ultimately, economic development? It was to address these questions in the most dynamic region of the world today, Asia, that we invited leading country experts to contribute studies that not only summarize the current condition of intellectual property regimes in countries ranging in economic size from Cambodia to Japan, and in population from Laos to China, but that also describe the historical sources of these laws and institutions; the realities of intellectual property enforcement in the marketplace; and the political, economic, educational, and scientific infrastructures that sustain and direct inve- ment in innovative activity. A.


China Marke intellectual property regimes law and practice in East Asian Countries politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul  Goldstein
    • 1
  • Joseph Straus
    • 2
  1. 1.Stanford Law SchoolStanfordU.S.A.
  2. 2.Wettbewerbs- und SteuerrechtMPI für Geistiges EigentumMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-89701-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-89702-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-1153
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-1161
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