'New' Intellectual Property Rights

15 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2006 Last revised: 26 Feb 2008

Mathias M. Siems

Durham University - Durham Law School; University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research

Date Written: December 2000


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.

Keywords: intellectual property, semiconductor topography, databases

JEL Classification: K00, O37

Suggested Citation

Siems, Mathias M., 'New' Intellectual Property Rights (December 2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=937998 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.937998

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