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The Making of Modern Intellectual Property Law

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Part of Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law

  • Date Published: March 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521057134

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About the Authors
  • This book is the first detailed historical account of intellectual property law. In part, it examines why intellectual property law with its subcategories of patents, copyright, designs and trade marks took the shape that it did over the course of the nineteenth century. In addition the authors deal with ways in which the law grants property status to intangibles and describe how the law came to create techniques that enabled it to recognize protectable intangibles, and the inescapable problems that have arisen from their use.

    • First detailed historical account of 'IP' (the post-1911 book should be written in time)
    • Two young scholars' widely respected in their joint presentation of these ideas /now written up
    • Offers a number of important lessons for current debates in the area
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This book is full of new ideas and methods. As such, it will serve as a model and stimulus for further scholarly inquiry. With penetrating working hypotheses, Sherman and Bently uncover new evidence that puts much conventional wisdom into question." Paul Edward Geller, Copyright Society of the U.S.A. Journal

    "Sherman and Bently have made bold and provocative contributions to a topic of central importance and are to be congratulated on the excellence of their work." Business History Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521057134
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Towards a Property in Intangibles:
    1. Property in mental labour
    2. The mentality of intangible property
    Part II. The Emergence of a Modern Intellectual Property Law:
    3. Designing the law
    4. Managing the legal boundaries
    Part III. Towards an Intellectual Property Law:
    5. Crystallization of the categories
    6. Completing the framework
    7. Explanations for the shape of intellectual property law
    Part IV. Transformations in the Intellectual Property Law:
    8. Changes in the framework
    9. From creation to object
    10. Closure and its consequences
    11. Remembering and forgetting

  • Authors

    Brad Sherman, Griffith University, Queensland

    Lionel Bently, King's College London

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