Does Intellectual Property Have Personality?

RIGHTS OF PERSONALITY IN SCOTS LAW: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE, p. 403, Reinhardt Zimmerman & Niall Whitty, eds., University Dundee Press, 2009

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David Vaver

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

How far do intellectual property laws protect personality interests? This paper, first published in 2009 based on one presented in 2006 at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, examines copyright, trade mark and passing-off laws as they affect the protection of features such as the name, voice, image or other personal characteristics of individuals, and also touches on privacy rights. The focus is on English law, with the occasional comparative foray.

Keywords: intellectual property and personality, personality interests, copyright protection of name, voice, image, copyright and voice, copyright and individual characteristics, intellectual property and protection of personality, intellectual property and privacy, English copyright law, trademark personal

JEL Classification: O34

Suggested Citation

Vaver, David, Does Intellectual Property Have Personality? (2009). RIGHTS OF PERSONALITY IN SCOTS LAW: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE, p. 403, Reinhardt Zimmerman & Niall Whitty, eds., University Dundee Press, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1879251

David Vaver (Contact Author)

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

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Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
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