Intellectual Property Enforcement: A Commentary on the Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2012 - Law - 394 pages
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'Professor Blakeney has written a detailed work on the current state of international enforcement of intellectual property rights. Using the background to, and the negotiation of, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, as well as the provisions of t
 

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Contents

1 Impacts of counterfeiting and piracy
xiii
2 Negotiating ACTA
27
3 Preamble
80
4 Initial provisions and definitions
93
5 Legal framework
131
6 Civil enforcement
138
7 Border measures
165
8 Criminal enforcement
195
10 Enforcement in the digital environment
263
11 Enforcement practices
309
12 International cooperation
321
13 Institutional arrangements
349
14 Final provisions
359
AntiCounterfeiting Trade Agreement
363
Index
387
Copyright

9 Confiscation
223

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Michael Blakeney is Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary, University of London and Director of the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute. He has held academic positions at a number of Universities in Australia and the UK and formerly worked in the Asia Pacific Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization. His consultancy work has been in the fields off access to generic resources and biotechnological patenting. He has had advised the FAO, and the international agricultural research centres of the Consulting Group for International Agricultural Research, including the International Rice Research Institute, International Centre for Living Resource Management, the Centre for International Forestry Research, the International Livestock Research Institute and the International Service for National Agricultural Research on intellectual property management. Professor Blakeney is General Editor, Perspectives on Intellectual Property (London: Sweet & Maxwell) and a member of the Editorial Boards of International Trade Law and Regulation and Digital Technology Law Journal, and Cyberspazioe Diritto - Cyberspace and Law. E-mail "m.blakeney@qmul.ac.uk

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