'New' Intellectual Property Rights
Mathias M. Siems
Durham University - Durham Law School; University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research
Information technology often requires new legal standards. This concerns, inter alia, intellectual property law, where new intellectual property rights have been granted to particular new products. The concept of these rights of its own nature ("sui generis rights") is however controversial. This paper discusses this controversy with respect to semiconductor topography makers' rights and database makers' rights.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: intellectual property, semiconductor topography, databases
JEL Classification: K00, O37
Date posted: October 17, 2006 ; Last revised: February 26, 2008