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
Date Written: February 9, 2010
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
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