Le droit de la propriété intellectuelle est un patchwork se trouvant au croisement d'accords multilatéraux et bilatéraux et de l'harmonisation des droits nationaux qui en résultent. C'est un domaine de plus en plus important qui donne lieu à de nombreux litiges, particulièrement dans le domaine des brevets, des droits d'auteur, et des marques. En plus, au cours des dernières décennies, des demandes plus pressantes se sont fait entendre pour la protection des noms de domaine, des bases de données, des logiciels et des connaissances traditionnelles. Beaucoup de ces questions brûlantes de propriété intellectuelles sont abordées au niveau international au sein de l'Organisation mondiale de la propriété intellectuelle (OMPI). En faisant apparaître de nouvelles formes de protection, le mouvement de mondialisation des échanges commerciaux a eu un effet direct sur l'harmonisation des lois nationales en matière de propriété intellectuelle au sein de l'organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC). Le traitement international des droits de propriété intellectuelle implique à un degré significatif à la fois les préoccupations traditionnelles de droit international public (i.e. le droit des gens) et des préoccupations de "conflits de lois" ou de "droit international privé", avec le problème de la détermination de la juridiction qui connaîtra du litige de droit privé et de celle du droit applicable. Les problèmes de propriété intellectuelle, en ce sens, impliquent à la fois le droit étranger et le droit international.
Le présent guide de recherche se veut un point de départ pour mener des recherches en propriété intellectuelle. Il fournit les textes juridiques de base disponibles à la Bibliothèque du Palais de la Paix, qu'il s'agisse de documents imprimés ou de documents sous format électronique. La section intitulée "Bibliographie sélective" présente une sélection de manuels, d'articles importants, de bibliographies, de publications périodiques, de publications en série et de documents pertinents. Des liens permettent de rejoindre le catalogue PPL. Le mot-matière de la bibliothèque (mot-clef) Propriété intellectuelle est un instrument de recherche dans le catalogue. Une attention particulière est prêtée à nos inscriptions aux bases de données, revues électroniques, livres électroniques et autres ressources électroniques. Enfin, le présent guide de recherche contient des liens vers des sites Internet pertinents et d'autres ressources en ligne présentant un intérêt particulier.
- American Law Institute, Intellectual Property: Principles governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes, Philadelphia, American Law Institute, 2007.
- Busche, J., P. Stoll and A. Wiebe (hrsg), TRIPs : internationales und europäisches Recht des geistigen Eigentums : Kommentar, Köln, Heymann, 2013.
- Correa, C., Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights: A Commentary on the TRIPS Agreement, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2007.
- European Max Planck Group on Conflict of Laws in Intellectual Property (CLIP), Conflict of Laws in Intellectual Property : the CLIP principles and commentary, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013.
- Kono, T., Intellectual Property and Private International Law : Comparative Perspectives, Oxford, Hart, 2012.
- Fawcett, J.J. and P. Torremans (eds.), Intellectual Property and Private International Law, Oxford, Oxford Universtiy Press, 2011.
- Goldstein, P. and Hugenholtz, P.B., International Copyright: Principles, Law, and Practice, New York, Oxford University Press, 2013.
- Ilardi, A. and M. Blakeney, International Encyclopedia of Intellectual Property Treaties, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004.
- Masterson, J., International Trademarks and Copyrights: Enforcement and Management, Chicago, American Bar Association, 2004.
- Nelson, J., International Patent Treaties: with Commentary, Dobbs Ferry, Oceana, 2007.
- WIPO, WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook, WIPO, 2008.
Books & Articles
- Atkinson, Benedict, A Short History of Copyright : the Genie of Information, Corrected printing 2014, Springer, 2014.
- Bannerman, S., International Copyright and Access to Knowledge, Cambridge University Press, 2016.
- Beer, J. de and B. Mira, "Transatlantic Copyright Comparisons : Making Available Via Hyperlinks in the European Union and Canada", European Intellectual Property Review, 36 (2014), No. 2, pp. 95-111.
- Bettinger, T. and A. Waddell (ed.), Domain name law and practice : an international handbook, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford University Press,
- Carvalho, N.P. de, The TRIPS Regime of Patents and Test Data, Alphen aan den Rijn, Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, 2014.
- Drahos, P., Kritika : Essays on Intellectual Property, Vol. I, Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA, USA, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015.
- Dagne, T.W., Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge in the Global Economy : Translating Geographical Indications for Development, London, New York, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2015.Geiger, C., Research Handbook on Human Rights and Intellectual Property, Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA, USA, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015.
- Frankel, S., Advanced Introduction to International Intellectual Property, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016.
- Frankel, S., The Internet and the Emerging Importance of New Forms of Intellectual Property, Wolters Kluwer, 2016.
- Gervais, D.J. (ed.), International Intellectual Property : a Handbook of Contemporary Research, Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2015.
- Haedicke, M., and H. Timmann (eds.), Patent Law: A Handbook on European and German Patent Law, München, Beck, 2014.
- Halbert, D., The State of Copyright: the Complex Relationships of Cultural Creation in a Globalized World, London, Routledge, 2014.
- Heath, C. (ed.), Patent enforcement worldwide : writings in honour of Dieter Stauder, Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2015.
- Kennedy, M., WTO Dispute Settlement and the TRIPS Agreement : Applying Intellectual Property Standards in a Trade Law Framework, Cambridge University Press, 2016.
- Ola, K., "Fundamentals of Open Access", European Intellectual Property Review, 36 (2014), No.2, pp. 112-123.
- Okediji, R.L., Bagley, M.A., Patent Law in Global Perspective, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 2014.
- Paulus, M., Markenfunktionen und referierende Benutzung, Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2014.
- Ramalho, A., The Competence of the European Union in Copyright Lawmaking : a Normative Perspective of EU Powers for Copyright Harmonization, Switzerland, Springer, 2016.
- Scheufen, M., Copyright Versus Open Access : on the Organisation and International Political Economy of Access to Scientific Knowledge, Cham, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London, Springer, 2015.
- Torremans, P., Intellectual property and Private International Law, Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA, USA, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015.
- Ullrich, H., TRIPS plus 20 : from Trade Rules to Market Principles, Springer, 2016.
- Watal, J. and A. Taubman (eds.), The Making of the TRIPS Agreement : Personal Insights from the Uruguay Round Negotiations, Geneva, World Trade Organization, 2015.
- Basedow, J., T. Koko and A. Metzger (eds.), Intellectual Property in the Global Arena: Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, and the Recognition of Judgments in Europe, Japan and the US, Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2010.
- Goldstein, P., International Legal Materials on Intellectual Property, New York, NY, Foundation Press, 2006.
- WIPO Bibliography Intellectual Property
Periodicals, serial publications
- Akron Intellectual Property Journal
- Boston College Intellectual Property and Technology Forum
- Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal
- Copyright laws and treaties of the world
- European Intellectual Property Review
- Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice
- Journal of Intellectual Property Rights
- Journal of World Intellectual Property
- ZUM: Zeitschrift für Urheber- und Medienrecht/Film und Recht
- Dutfield, G., Literature Survey on Intellectual Property Rights and Sustainable Human Development, Geneva, UNCTAD, 2002.
Systematic classification → Intellectual property
The Peace Palace Library has a collection of over a million publications. Each week, about six hundred new titles are added to our collection: books, articles, documents, online publications, etc. On this page, access is provided to this week’s new titles on the topic Intellectual Property. It covers a wide variety of topics relating to international Intellectual Property law. General publications concerning the historical development and international institutions concerned with intellectual property; World Intellectual Property Organisation and the conventions, World Trade Organisation, dispute settlement, TRIPs and the European Union.
We also have publications on specific topics concerning Intellectual Property. Copyright and related rights under existing and prospective treaties and conventions (Berne, WIPO Treaties and TRIPs), the challenges of the internet. Intellectual property over technology: scope of patent systems, biotechnology, access to medicines. International arrangements concerning trade marks and unfair competition, geographical and other denominations of origin, including types of collective marks, traditional and indigenous knowledge and the enforcement of Intellectual Property rights.
1. Unified patent protection in Europe: a commentary
Keywords: Convention on the Grant of European Patents (Munich, 5 October 1973), Patents, Intellectual property, Community law, Commentaries,
2. Productivity and Diversity in Research and Agriculture: Improving the IPR Landscape for Food Security
Keywords: European Union, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Food, Food security, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Intellectual property,
3. Three Ways of Looking at a Blackbird: Political, Legal, and Institutional Perspectives on Pharmaceutical Patents and Access to Medicines
Keywords: Patents, TRIPS Agreement (Marrakesh, 15 April 1994), Market access, Scientific research, Intellectual property,
4. Europese Commissie
Keywords: European Union, European Commission, Internet providers, Accountability, E-commerce, Copyright infringement, Copyright law, Intellectual property,
5. Intellectual property and clean energy
Keywords: Climate change, Innovation, Renewable energy resources, Technology, Intellectual property, Environmental protection, International environmental law,
Choix de bibliothécaire
Ruse-Khan, H.G., The Protection of Intellectual Property in International Law, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford University Press, 2016.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
This book examines intellectual property (IP) protection in the broader context of international law. Against the background of the debate about norm relations within and between different rule systems in international law, it construes a holistic view of international IP law as an integral part of the international legal system. The first part sets out the theoretical foundation for such a holistic view by offering several methodological frameworks for the analysis of norm relations in international law. These frameworks allow for different ways to conceptualise the linkages amongst international IP rules and those to other areas of international law. Part two then considers norm relations within the international IP system. It analyses the relationship of the two main IP conventions to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of International Property Rights (TRIPS), as well as the relationship between TRIPS and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). The third part discusses alternative rule systems for the protection of IP in international law: the intellectual creations element of IP is captured by the concept of creator's rights in international human rights law; while the property aspect of IP is protected by international investment agreements as well as European human rights treaties. Part four focuses on three core intersections between the international IP system and other areas of international law related to environmental, social and economic concerns. The areas examined concern international law on trade, biological diversity and climate change. As in part three, the perspective taken is that of the 'other' area and how it perceives its relations with international IP norms. In part five finally, the focus shifts back to the international IP system and the mechanisms it provides for taking into account the interests protected in other areas of international law.
Lai, J.C., Intellectual Property and Access to Im/material Goods, Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA, USA, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
Traditionally, in order to be protected intellectual property goods have almost always needed to be embodied or materialised (and – to a certain extent – to be used and enjoyed), regardless of whether they were copyrighted works, patented inventions or trademarks. This book examines the relationship between intellectual property and its physical embodiments and materialisations, with a focus on the issue of access and the challenges of new technologies. Expert contributors explore how these problems can re-shape our theoretical notion of the intangible and the tangible and how this can have serious consequences for access to intellectual property goods.
Stamatoudi, I.A., New Developments in EU and International Copyright Law, Alphen aan den Rijn, Wolters Kluwer, 2016.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
New Developments in EU and International Copyright Law draws a comprehensive picture of current, pending, and proposed copyright developments – legislation, ‘communications’, white papers and court decisions – at both European Union and the World Intellectual Property Organization levels. More than a source of income and a means of protection for creators, rightholders and the creative and entertainment industries, copyright is also a vehicle for technological advances and economic development. Throughout the European Union, industries with intensive emphasis on intellectual property rights (mainly copyright) generate more than a quarter of employment and more than a third of economic activity. Yet copyright continues to be plagued by problematic attempts to balance the interests of rightholders, the public, consumers, intermediaries, collecting societies, different national legal traditions and other forces, European and global. Although it has met certain challenges – some of those involving new technologies – copyright ‘stretching’ may have reached its limit. This book thus offers a multi-faceted approach to comprehend the ongoing developments in copyright, taking into account politics, policies, the law and what is attainable in the given circumstances.
Perry, M., Global Governance of Intellectual Property in the 21st century : reflecting Policy through Change, Cham, Springer, 2016.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
This book analyses the governance foundations of innovation, brands, inventions, secrets and expression, which are the keys to a century based on knowledge. They are reflected in legal rights that have been fermenting over centuries of national policy deliberations on intellectual property rights, constantly in flux in the face of new advances in science, but overall a trend towards greater protectionism. As countries are challenged by the strictures of international agreements, often extorted through imbalanced power relationships, they seek their own national means for beneficial differentiation from the new global norms, whilst complying with international obligations. This book deals with the outcomes of regional governance of intellectual property, which often creates ripples in the search for harmony in the laws that form the basis for the future of intellectual property. The work has contributions that come from developing and developed nations, showing a common theme of the struggle to find the balance in an area of law that often does not provide clearcut solutions to real world environments.
Frankel, S., The Internet and the Emerging Importance of New Forms of Intellectual Property, Alphen aan den Rijn, Wolters Kluwer, 2016.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
The Internet and the Emerging Importance of New Forms of Intellectual Property scrutinizes the existence of commonalities in the realm of intellectual property (IP) rights. The term ‘intellectual property’ has come to include numerous intangible rights beyond the traditional ‘Big Three’ (patent, trademark and copyright) – rights that force us to reconsider and maybe also change the object and purpose of IP. Not only do these rights generally have less solid normative footing and few, if any, well-understood inherent limits, but the borders of their misappropriation are hard to draw as well. This book poses the question of what risks and advantages accrue to such IP or ‘IP-like’ rights.
Kennedy, M., WTO Dispute Settlement and the TRIPS Agreement: Applying Intellectual Property Standards in a Trade Law Framework, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2016.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
The TRIPS Agreement was implemented in the WTO to gain access to a functioning dispute settlement mechanism that could authorize trade sanctions. Yet TRIPS and the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding are based on systems that developed independently in WIPO and GATT. In this book, Matthew Kennedy exposes the challenges created by the integration and independence of TRIPS within the WTO by examining how this trade organization comes to grips with intellectual property disputes. He contrasts the way intellectual property disputes between governments have been handled before and after the establishment of the WTO. Based on practical experience, this book provides a comprehensive review of the issues that arise under the DSU, TRIPS, GATT 1994 and other WTO agreements in intellectual property matters. These range from procedural pitfalls to substantive treaty interpretation and conflicts as well as remedies, including cross-retaliation.
Frankel, S., and D.J. Gervais, Advanced Introduction to International Intellectual Property, Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA, USA, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016.View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
This authoritative introduction provides a detailed overview of the complexities of the international intellectual property regime and the ways in which it operates. The authors cover the key international institutions and agreements that regulate and inform intellectual property at an international level such as the TRIPS Agreement, WIPO, WTO, the Paris Convention and the Berne Convention. The book serves as a platform to understand and contextualize policy discussions on topics such as public health, Internet regulation, as well as regional and bilateral trade treaties. Key features include: accessible and carefully summarized overview of the field, comprehensive and up-to-date review of all major international intellectual property institutions and instruments, introduces current issues within international IP negotiations and provides tools to analyze the history and possible future development of international IP norms.
Ullrich, H., and R.M. Hilty (eds.), TRIPS plus 20 : from Trade Rules to Market Principles, Berlin, Springer, 2016 (e-book).View this title in our link resolver Plinklet
This book examines the impact and shortcomings of the TRIPS Agreement, which was signed in Marrakesh on 15 April 1994. Over the last 20 years, the framework conditions have changed fundamentally. New technologies have emerged, markets have expanded beyond national borders, some developing states have become global players, the terms of international competition have changed, and the intellectual property system faces increasing friction with public policies. The contributions to this book inquire into whether the TRIPS Agreement should still be seen only as part of an international trade regulation, or whether it needs to be understood – or even reconceptualized – as a framework regulation for the international protection of intellectual property. The purpose, therefore, is not to define the terms of an outright revision of the TRIPS Agreement but rather to discuss the framework conditions for an interpretative evolution that could make the Agreement better suited to the expectations and needs of today’s global economy.
- Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Intellectual Property, International Protection, by F.M. Abbott.
- Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Industrial Property, International Protection, by F.M. Abbott.
- Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (1994),
by D. Gervais.
- Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, World Intellectual Property Organization, by T. Cottier.
The online edition of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, edited by Rüdiger Wolfrum, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. This comprehensive resource contains peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law.
Westlaw International is the premier online resource tool for the international legal community. It provides a.o. legislation, case law, administrative materials, legal periodicals, analysis and news from the European Union and the United Kingdom. In the Westlaw directory, select Topical Practice Areas and then Intellectual Property. For further guidance please use the Intellectual Property Law Research Guide from the Westlaw website.
The World Intellectual Property Organization provides a valuable collection of national laws and treaties national laws and treaties on intellectual property of WIPO, WTO and UN Members. It also features related information which elaborates, analyzes and interprets these laws and treaties, also available in English translation. Choose a jurisdiction and then choose a the subject area.
WIPO Gold is a free public resource to global collections of searchable intellectual property data. It aims to facilitate universal access to intellectual property information.
provides resources, explanations, and links regarding the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property from the World Trade Organization.
UNESCO provides access to national copyright and related rights legislation of UNESCO Member States. To access the laws, you need first to click on the geographical zone you are interested in, then click on the country name.
collects links to individual national government websites regarding copyrights and other intellectual property rights.
provides citations and links to national laws from the Organization of American States (OAS).
Polishing the Golden Rule of International Copyright Protection
This week’s fascinating guest blog concerns the national treatment principle that deals with the issue of non-discrimination in international intellectual property law. The blog provides a brief overview of the development of this eminent principle in international conventions protecting copyright. Dr. Danny Friedmann combines intellectual rigor with clever anecdotes in this blog. Find out why Charles Dickens complained about the unfairness of the massive piracy of his books in the United States and how a former copyright pirate like Belgium could transform itself to a copyright advocate.Read more
China’s Ascendency as Vanguard of Traditional Knowledge in International Law Fora
The People’s Republic of China has made great strides towards a commercial rule of law in regard to intellectual property law. International law has helped raise the bar for the protection and enforcement standards of intellectual property law in China. Now, that China has realized the potential of intellectual property law for innovation, culture and commerce it has become a vocal advocate in international law fora to reform intellectual property law in line with their ideas about Traditional Knowledge.Read more
Google Books and Fair Use
On the 16th of October 2015, the United States Court of Appels for the Second Circuit made clear that Google Books is legal. The Court ruled for Google against the Authors Guild, a professional group ofRead more
published writers which had alleged that Google Library Project and Google Books project infringed their copyrights. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the appeals Court considered four factors of the US copyright law.
European Court of Justice Clarification of the Research and Private Study Exception to Copyright Infringement for Libraries
On Thursday 11 September 2014, the European Court of Justice ruled on the meaning of the research and private study exception to copyright infringement for libraries, educational establishments, museums and archives. The Court decided that libraries are allowed to digitise books and make them available to the public at e-reading points within its vicinity, without the author’s permission. The judgment was issued in Case C-117/13, Technische Universität Darmstadt v Eugen Ulmer KG.Read more
ECJ Judgment: Private Copying Levy Cannot Include Copies Made from Unlawful Sources!
The European Court of Justice has been pretty busy the past weeks. On Tuesday, April 8th 2014, the Court has declared the Data Retention Directive invalid from the date on which the directive entered into force. On Thursday, April 10th 2014, the Court has given its verdict on a complicated Dutch case involving the home-copying exception of European copyright legislation, and the associated use of copyright levies on blank media.Read more
You’ve been Framed: Hyperlinking and European Copyright Law
One of the central features of the internet is the ability for each webpage to offer connections to other webpages in a click of a button. However in the copyright world there has been much discussion about website operators infringing copyright in a work by providing a link to another website containing that work. Can hyperlinking be a copyright infringement? What kind of linking is a communication to the public and the making of an authorized copy? In this blog I will discuss this issue in a European perspective with references to some recent cases of the European Court of Justice but first let me explain to you in short the relevant forms of hyperlinking.Read more
Trouble in Middle-Earth: Tolkien Estate sues Film Producers over Copyright Infringement and Breach of Contract
After the big success of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, it is now time for the first of the three upcoming films based on the other classic Tolkien book ‘The Hobbit’. Bilbo Baggins, the head character of the movie, is going to start with an unexpected journey through Middle-Earth. But, one week before the premiere in Wellington and two weeks before the first film of this trilogy hits theaters worldwide, the Tolkien estate has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Central District Court of California.Read more
Ambush Marketing: ‘Drinking Coca-Cola, wearing Adidas’
Why is such attention being paid by the organizers of the London 2012 Games to the brand of footwear being worn by participants and to the drinks they will take? The answer lies in the fear of ambush marketing. This means that at the moment in London, the action on the roads, in the rings and on the courts is not the only competition. For every Olympics, and other major sporting events, ambush marketing, unfortunately, provides a sideshow.Read more
Picture this! The margins of media coverage of celebrities private lives, a balance between privacy and public interest
If you are a public figure and a celebrity, how much privacy can you expect? How far can a journalist probe into a celebrity’s private life to get news in order to fulfill ‘the right to know’ factor for the public interest?Read more
In recent years the balance between the media’s right to expression and an individual’s right to privacy has always been tricky and has therefore given rise to much debate. This blog will discuss two judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Februari 7th 2012,….
International and European criminal measures on intellectual property rights
On October 2, 2010, the 11th and final round of the negotiations for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was concluded successfully in Tokyo, Japan. The Government of Japan hosted the negotiations. Participants in the negotiations included Australia, Canada, the European Union (EU) – represented by the European Commission and the EU Presidency (Belgium) and the […]Read more
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