Research report 2009 - Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law

Strategies for a new Approach Towards International Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

Kur, Annette

Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) (Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Joseph Straus)
MPI für Geistiges Eigentum, Wettbewerbs- und Steuerrecht, München

The expansion of protection for intellectual property rights on the international level is increasingly met with criticism. As a reaction, it is considered to impose mandatory limits to the scope and contents of protection. As the international Conventions until now are based on the principle of minimum rights, such an approach is venturing into largely unchartered territory, raising a number of unsettled issues.

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