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Intellectual Property Law:Text, Cases, and Materials

Intellectual Property Law:: Text, Cases, and Materials (3rd edn)

Tanya Aplin and Jennifer Davis
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date: 26 March 2023

p. 11. An Introduction to Intellectual Propertylocked

p. 11. An Introduction to Intellectual Propertylocked

  • Tanya AplinTanya AplinLecturer in Law, School of Law, King’s College, London
  •  and Jennifer DavisJennifer DavisFellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge


All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing able students with a stand-alone resource. This chapter examines the philosophical and justificatory context in which intellectual property rights (IPRs) have developed, and the international and regional frameworks that have emerged for their protection. It also considers some of the important contemporary debates surrounding IPRs and briefly introduces how to enforce IPRs.

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