The Google Book Settlement and the TRIPS Agreement
Daniel J. Gervais
Vanderbilt University - Law School
May 20, 2010
Stanford Technology Law Review, Vol. 1, 2011
Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 10-25
The proposed amended settlement in the Google Book case has been the focus of numerous comments and critiques. This “perspective” reviews the compatibility of the proposed settlement with the TRIPS Agreement and relevant provisions of the Berne Convention that were incorporated into TRIPS, in particular the no-formality rule, the most-favored nation (MFN) clause, national treatment obligations, and the so-called three-step test.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: Google Book Settlement, TRIPS Agreement, Formalities, most-favored nation, national treatment, Berne Convention, three-step testAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 21, 2010 ; Last revised: October 27, 2012
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