Intellectual Property as an End in Itself?

European Intellectual Property Review (E.I.P.R.), Vol. 33, pp. 67-71, 2011

13 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2010 Last revised: 26 Jan 2011

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Alexander Peukert

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Law; Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders

Date Written: February 9, 2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords: intellectual property, trade mark, patent, copyright, ICJ, European intellectual property, IU

JEL Classification: O34

Suggested Citation

Peukert, Alexander, Intellectual Property as an End in Itself? (February 9, 2010). European Intellectual Property Review (E.I.P.R.), Vol. 33, pp. 67-71, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1550001

Alexander Peukert (Contact Author)

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Law ( email )

Frankfurt
Germany

Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders

Frankfurt
Germany

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