Law Publications

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Edward Elgar

Place of Publication

Cheltenham, United Kingdom

First Page

275

Last Page

311

Abstract

This book brings together contributions from reputed experts on Canadian intellectual property law which highlight its special features. Situated at the crossroads between legal traditions in Europe and the United States, Canada’s intellectual property laws blend various elements from these regions and can offer innovative approaches. The chapters focus primarily on patents, trademarks, and copyrights, covering both historical and contemporary developments. They are designed to bring perspective and reflection upon what has become in recent years a very rich intellectual property environment.

In this book, reputed experts highlight the special features of Canadian intellectual property law. Situated at the crossroads between legal traditions in Europe and the United States, Canada’s intellectual property laws blend various elements from these regions and offer innovative approaches. The chapters focus primarily on patents, trademarks, and copyright, covering both historical and contemporary developments. They are designed to bring perspective to and reflect upon what has become in recent years a very rich intellectual property environment.

Dealing with the characteristic features of Canadian intellectual property law, this book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers, and undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students of comparative and international intellectual property law, as well as those concerned with industrial property law and copyright law.

Notes

Published as a chapter in: Ysolde Gendreau (Ed.) Emerging Intellectual Property Paradigm - Perspectives from Canada [Queen Mary Studies in Intellectual Property Series].


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