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(p. 3) 1. Themes in intellectual property 

(p. 3) 1. Themes in intellectual property
(p. 3) 1. Themes in intellectual property

Paul Torremans

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date: 18 June 2021

This chapter begins with a historical overview of intellectual property rights. It traces the origin and evolution of the patent system, trade marks, and the copyright system, and then turns to the definition and justification of intellectual property, followed by a discussion of the current economic importance of intellectual property.

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