Intellectual Property and International Law

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 56/2018

Forthcoming in 'Handbook on Intellectual Property Research’ (edited by Irene Caboli and Maria Lilla Montagnani), Oxford University Press, 2019

Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 18-21

16 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2018 Last revised: 10 Oct 2018

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Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan

University of Cambridge Fellow, King's College Cambridge; University of Cambridge; Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Date Written: September 10, 2018

Abstract

Written for a Handbook on Intellectual Property Research, edited by Irene Caboli and Maria Lilla Montagnani, this paper offers some thoughts on legal research that concerns or applies ‘international law’ concepts, perspectives and methodologies to intellectual property (IP). The idea is to discuss how research questions related to IP can be framed from the standpoint of international law. This begs an initial question: what do we mean by ‘international law’ and how does this relate to IP? The first section tackles these questions by offering a range of possible views on the notion of international (IP) law. Section two then considers how a multi-dimensional conception of international law frames research questions on IP. It also gives some more concrete examples of an international law approach to IP.

Keywords: Intellectual Property, International Law, Conflict of Laws, Transnational Law, Right to Regulate, Platforms

Suggested Citation

Grosse Ruse-Khan, Henning, Intellectual Property and International Law (September 10, 2018). University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 56/2018, Forthcoming in 'Handbook on Intellectual Property Research’ (edited by Irene Caboli and Maria Lilla Montagnani), Oxford University Press, 2019, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 18-21, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3246900 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3246900

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