ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

donderdag 19 mei 2022

BOOK: Sean MORRIS (ed.), Intellectual Property and the Law of Nations, 1860-1920 (Brill, Studies in the History of International Law, 2022)


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What was the state of the law and how states managed to fulfil their international legal obligations under the law of nations with respect to intellectual property protection? 13 contributors show how the transition of intellectual property from private rights holders and their non-state patrons evolves into state lawmaking. The book presents these transitions through international legal perspectives and the history of intellectual property rights in late modern societies in Europe, the United States, Asia and Colonial States in Africa.

Table of Contents:
Pages: 1–12

Part 1 Industrial Innovation in History and Conflicts

Pages: 15–54

From the Norm Development Process of the Paris Convention to Global Patent Justice
Pages: 55–98

International Exhibitions and the Rise of Innovation in the Law of Nations
Pages: 99–149

Industrial Property and the Breakdown of the International Order during World War I
Pages: 150–179

Part 2 Film and Regal Approaches to Copyright

The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and Its Imperial Approach to the Berne Convention
Pages: 183–206

Developing Film’s Double Exposure of Intellectual Property
Pages: 207–241

Exploring the 1910 Copyright Code of the Great Qing Dynasty
Authors: Jyh-An Lee and Yangzi Li
Pages: 242–265

Part 3 Trademarks, Terroir and the Colonies

A Case Study on Diffusion of Trademark Norms in Early-20th Century China
Author: Ainee Adam
Pages: 269–290

Pages: 291–331

Author: Zvi S. Rosen
Pages: 332–374

Unde Venis Geographical Indications?
Pages: 375–420

More information can be found on the publisher's website (Brill).