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Kritika: Essays on Intellectual Property


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1. Cognitive dissonance in the economics of patent protection, trade and development
Keith E. Maskus

2. Taobao, WeChat and Xiaomi: how innovation flourishes in China’s ‘fertile land of intellectual property piracy’
Ken Shao

3. Intellectual property rights and their functions: determining their legitimate ‘enclosure’
Michel Vivant

4. Intellectual property, standards, and antitrust: a new life for the essential facilities doctrine? Some insights from the Chinese regulation
Giuseppe Colangelo and Roberto Pardolesi

5. Design law: caught between chairs?
Jens Schovsbo and Thomas Riis

6. The development of trade marks into common names of products: a strong push towards a purely objective view of language evolution
Vincenzo Di Cataldo

7. Geographies of taste, fashion, tradition and place
Johanna Gibson

8. It’s raining carrots: the trajectory of increased intellectual property protection
Susy Frankel


About the Author

Edited by Gustavo Ghidini, Professor Emeritus, University of Milan and Senior Professor of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, LUISS University, Rome, Italy, Hanns Ullrich, Professor Emeritus, Affiliated Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Germany and Peter Drahos, Professor Emeritus, European University Institute, Florence, Italy and Professor Emeritus, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia


‘This is a very impressive collection of essays which feels relevant and comprehensive. The book deals with the spectrum of IP rights, drawing useful comparisons between them and keeping the material fresh and varied.’
*Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice*

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