The Role of International Treaties in the Interpretation of Canadian Intellectual Property Statutes
THE GLOBALIZED RULE OF LAW: RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC LAW, O. Fitzgerald, ed., pp. 549-572, Irwin Law, 2006
13 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2009
Date Written: May 9, 2006
The relationship between domestic intellectual property statutes and international law in growing in scope and depth. This paper is a chapter in a book that emphasizes that international law is not only used to interpret domestic law but in fact may itself become a guide for international tribunals, such as the World Trade Organization Dispute-Settlement Body. The Paper considers mostly the role that international norms have played in recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court.
Keywords: Intellectual property, statutes, interpretation, TRIPS, Berne, WCT, Canada
JEL Classification: K33
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