Intellectual Property as an End in Itself?
Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Law; Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders
February 9, 2010
European Intellectual Property Review (E.I.P.R.), Vol. 33, pp. 67-71, 2011
Most of the discussions about intellectual property rights take for granted that exclusive rights in intellectual creations pursue – and ideally achieve – certain aims. The point this article strives to make is that this widely accepted view is not necessarily correct. In particular, European intellectual property law has increasingly developed towards an understanding of intellectual property as an end in itself.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: intellectual property, trade mark, patent, copyright, ICJ, European intellectual property, IU
JEL Classification: O34Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 13, 2010 ; Last revised: January 26, 2011
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