Intellectual property objectives in international investment agreements

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This timely book reconciles the competing objectives of intellectual property and international investment agreements. Throughout, the author examines the issues arising from recent intellectual property disputes in investment arbitration from the perspectives of national and international legal orders, providing a normative analysis to resolve the tension brought by intellectual property and investor-state dispute settlement interactions.

The analysis that the book offers is not confined to the intellectual property regime; it takes a pragmatic approach in terms of substantial analysis by also exploring the international trade regime, investment law and arbitration to address the key challenges to intellectual property and investor-state dispute settlement interaction. The author also considers the emerging and potential transformation of international intellectual property law, putting more emphasis on the need to shelter its intrinsic value.

This thought-provoking book will be a key point of reference for law scholars, practitioners, and students in both developing and developed countries who are interested in intellectual property, investment law, and arbitration. It is also an essential read for policy makers, government officers, and lawyers involved with trade and Investment agreement negotiations.

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction to Intellectual Property Objectives in International Investment Agreements
2. The Social Objectives of International Intellectual Property
3. Property Protection of Investment Assets
4. Intellectual Property as an Investment
5. The Role of National and International Intellectual Property in Reconceptualising the Definition of Investment
6. Domestication of the Investment Regime: A Perspective from Intellectual Property and Beyond
7. Intellectual Property Shelters in International Investment Agreements
8. Conclusion

Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages292
ISBN (Electronic)9781802204216
ISBN (Print)9781802204209
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameElgar Intellectual Property and Global Development series


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