WIPO Journal

The peer-reviewed WIPO Journal was produced from 2009 to 2016 by Sweet and Maxwell in association with Thomson Reuters. The WIPO Journal ceased publication from December 2016.

The Journal sought to draw on contributions from experts around the world to provide diverse interdisciplinary perspectives on issues of interest to the global intellectual property (IP) community. Submissions were reviewed and selected independently of WIPO. Views expressed in the Journal are those of the authors, and should not be considered or interpreted as those of WIPO.

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The WIPO Journal - 2016 Volume 8 Issue 1
Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues

Author(s): Sweet and Maxwell; Publication year: 2016

Contents: Five Decades of Intellectual Property and Global Development; Development and International Copyright: A History; Prioritising Human Development in African Intellectual Property Law; Decolonising Intellectual Property Law in Pursuit of Africa’s Development; Drugs, Drugs Everywhere but Just Not for the Poor; The Never-ending Story of Access to Medicines; Intellectual Property, Climate Change and Development; Fundamental Rights, Development and Cultural Inclusion: The Marrakesh Treaty in Brazil; Patent as a Development Target? Dilemma of China’s Patent-Indicated Innovation Incentive Strategy; Intellectual Property and Development: Patents, Mass Innovation and the Xiaokang Society; Fine-tuning the Intellectual Property Approaches to Fostering Open Science: Some Insights from India; The Need for a Pluralist Approach to the Link between Intellectual Property and Development: A Pacific Island Case Study; The Reform of Educational Exceptions in the UAE Copyright Law to Suit Development Goals

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The WIPO Journal - 2015 Volume 7 Issue 1
Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues

Author(s): Sweet and Maxwell; Publication year: 2015

Contents: Intellectual Property, Asian Philosophy and the Yin-Yang School; The Metaphysics of Intellectual Property; Lockean Foundations of Intellectual Property; Three Arguments on Locke, Authorship, Communication and Solitude; The Participation Right as a Human Right in Intellectual Property; Patent Fairness and International Justice; Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Remedies in Complex Situations

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The WIPO Journal - 2015 Volume 6 Issue 2
Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues

Author(s): Sweet and Maxwell ; Publication year: 2015

Contents: Have Trademarks Become Deceptive? | Scholarly Publication in Nigeria: Implications of Open Access | The Economics of Intellectual Property Enforcement | The Transformative Authorial Self in Jewish Thought | India’s Tryst with Pharma Patent Settlements: Whether a Turbulent Decade of Litigations Would Give Way to Meaningful Compromises?

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The WIPO Journal - 2014 Volume 6 Issue 1
Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues

Author(s): Sweet and Maxwell ; Publication year: 2014

Special Issue on Intellectual Property and Geography. Contents: Intellectual Property Geographies | Notes on a Geography of Global Intellectual Property | Mapping the New Geographies of Intellectual Property Rights in the 21st Century | Patents, Innovation and Economic Geography | Geographical Indications: What Do They Indicate? | In Territorio Veritas: Bringing Geographical Coherence in the Definition of Geographical Indications of Origin under TRIPs | The Protection of Geographical Indications in the Inter-American Convention | Intellectual Property Law and Geospatial Information: Some Challenges | The Territoriality Referendum | Law and the Geography of Cyberspace

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The WIPO Journal - 2014 Volume 5 Issue 2
Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues

Author(s): Sweet and Maxwell ; Publication year: 2014

Contents: The Identity of Geographical Indications and Their Relation to Traditional Knowledge in Intellectual Property Law | The Role of Copyright in the Protection of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change: Is the Current Copyright System Adequate? | Historical Evolution of Copyright Legislation in Africa | The Digital Intellectual Property Challenge Revisited: File-sharing and Copyright Development in Hungary | Progress on the Implementation of the WIPO Development Agenda: Coordination, Core Development Programs and Budget Allocations

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The WIPO Journal - 2013 Volume 5 Issue 1
Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues

Author(s): Sweet and Maxwell ; Publication year: 2013

Contents: Building the Ladder: Three Decades of Development of the Chinese Patent System | A Page of History: Patents, Prizes and Technological Innovation | Collective Invention and Patent Law Individualism: Origins and Functions of the Inventor’s Right of Attribution | The History of Copyright History (Revisited)| Copyright History as History of Technology | The Ecological Origins of Copyright Scepticism | Criticism in the Courtroom: Nichols v Universal (1930) and the Determination of Infringement | What History Teaches Us about US Copyright Law and Statutory Damages | Making Intellectual Property Law in the Shadow of Law: International News Service v Associated Press | The Principles of International Intellectual Property Protection: From Paris to Marrakesh | Historical Developments of Industrial Property Laws in Africa Copyright Pioneers | The Story of Singapore’s Intellectual Property Journey: 1965–2013

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The WIPO Journal - 2012 Volume 4 Issue 1
Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues

Author(s): Sweet and Maxwell ; Publication year: 2013

Special Issue on Intellectual Property and Culture. Contents: The Confucian Challenge to Intellectual Property Reforms | Intellectual Property and Conceptions of Culture | From Free Culture to Fair Culture | Cultivating Intellectual Property | Collective Rights Management, Competition Policy and Cultural Diversity | The Demise of Geniality | Between Semiotic Democracy and Disobedience | Going GaGa | Options for the Future Protection of GRTKTCEs | Geographies of Knowledge | Geographical Indications and Cultural Heritage | Chinese Culture and Intellectual Property | At the Frontiers of Law-Making | The Compatibility of Modern Intellectual Property Protection Norms with Islamic Principles | Is the Jewish Tradition Intellectual Property?

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The WIPO Journal - 2012 Volume 3 Issue 2
Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues

Author(s): Sweet and Maxwell ; Publication year: 2013

Contents: Global Governance in Intellectual Property Protection: Does the Decision-making Forum Matter? | Weakening Multilateralism in Intellectual Property Lawmaking: A European Perspective on ACTA | Climate Change and the Debate around Green Technology Transfer and Patent Rules: History, Prospect and Unresolved Issues | Patents for Humanity | Reform Proposals on the Geographical Indications of the European Union for the Protection of Traditional Knowledge | International Intellectual Property Law and Policy: Can the Caribbean Region Capitalize on Current Global Developmental Trends in Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation Policies? | Trends of Patent and Utility Model Activities in Asia and Africa: a Comparison of Regional Innovation, FDI and Economic Activity

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The WIPO Journal- 2012 Volume 4 Issue 2
Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues

Author(s): Sweet and Maxwell ; Publication year: 2012

Contents: Exclusive Ownership Versus Open Commons | Compulsory Licensing | The International Legal Framework for the Protection of Utility Models | The Protection of Geographical Indications for Handicrafts | WIPO’s New Treaty and “New” Copyright for Audio-visual Performers? | Finding the Law | ATRIP Passes 30: An Introduction | ATRIP: Its Formation and Its Lively Adolescence | ATRIP and the Changing Environment—A Retrospective | The Geneva Meetings | From Exhaustion to Enhancement | ATRIP: A Sweet Remembrance | Musing over ATRIP | 2005–2007: Focusing on the IP-Competition Law Intersection(s) | ATRIP and Publications | Taking ATRIP Down Memory Lane

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The WIPO Journal - 2011 Volume 3 Issue 1
Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues

Author(s): Sweet and Maxwell ; Publication year: 2011

Contents: ACTA and Its Complex Politics | Everything Old is New Again: The Development Agenda Then and Now | From Punta Del Este to Doha and Beyond: Lessons from the TRIPs Negotiating Processes | Change and Continuity in the International Intellectual Property System: A Turbulent Decade in Perspective | From World Intellectual Property Organization to World Innovation Promotion Organization? Whither WIPO? | Intellectual Property Policy Making in the 21st Century | The Politics of IP Maximalism | Having Faith in IP: Empirical Evidence of IP Conversions | The Rise and Fall of “Prior Consent” in Brazil | When Framing Meets Law: Using Human Rights as a Practical Instrument to Facilitate Access to Medicines in Developing Countries | The Politicisation of Intellectual Property: IP Conflicts and Social Change

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The WIPO Journal - 2011 Volume 2 Issue 2
Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues

Author(s): Sweet and Maxwell ; Publication year: 2011

Contents: The Juridification of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Botswana | The Economic Effects of Geographical Indications on Developing Country Producers: A Comparison of Darjeeling and Oolong Teas | Filing date requirements under the Patent Cooperation Treaty: Alignment with the Patent Law Treaty? | IP in Global Governance: A Venture in Critical Reflection | Competition Law and IP Abuse Prevention in Australia: A Comparative Study

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The WIPO Journal - 2010 Volume 2 Issue 1
Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues

Author(s): Sweet and Maxwell ; Publication year: 2010

Contents: Enforcement, Economics and Estimates | A Half Century of Research on Patent Economics | The Patent System in a Time of Turmoil | On Patenting Costs | Intellectual Property Enforcement in Smaller UK Firms: Findings from a Survey in 2009–2010 | Mitigating “Anticommons” Harms to Research in Science and Technology: New Moves in “Legal Jujitsu” against Unintended Adverse Consequences of the Exploitation of Intellectual Property Rights on Results of Publicly and Privately Funded Research | Compulsory Licensing as an Antitrust Remedy | Open Source Software: Economics, Innovation, Law and Policy | Has the Shift to Stronger Intellectual Property Rights Promoted Technology Transfer, FDI, and Industrial Development? | The Strengthening of IPR Protection: Policy Complements | The Curious Economics of Parallel Imports | The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Addressing Climate Change: The Case of Agriculture

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The WIPO Journal - 2010 Volume 1 Issue 2
Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues

Author(s): Sweet and Maxwell ; Publication year: 2010

Contents: Towards a Flexible International Framework for the Protection of Geographical Indications | The Strategic Exploitation of Geographical Indications and Community Trademarks for the Marketing of Agricultural Products in the European Union | Regulation for Cultural Heritage Orphans: Time Does Matter | Infopaq and the Europeanisation of Copyright Law | Foresight into the Future of WIPO’s Development Agenda

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The WIPO Journal - 2009 Volume 1 Issue 1
Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues

Author(s): Sweet and Maxwell ; Publication year: 2009

Contents: The Global Intellectual Property Order and its Undetermined Future | The Pre-History and Establishment of the WIPO | International Norm-Making in the Field of Intellectual Property: A Shift Towards Maximum Rules? | Some Consequences of Misinterpreting the TRIPS Agreement | Seizure of Generic Pharmaceuticals in Transit Based on Allegations of Patent Infringement: A Threat to International Trade, Development and Public Welfare | Threshold Requirements for Copyright Protection under the International Conventions | Rethinking Copyright Institution for the Digital Age | Internet Piracy as a Wake-up Call for Copyright Law Makers – Is the “Graduated Response” a Good Reply? | The Lisbon Agreement’s Misunderstood Potential | What Is “Traditional Cultural Expression”?—International Definitions and Their Application in Developing Asia | One Hundred Years of Progress: The Development of the Intellectual Property System in China | The China-US Relationship on Climate Change, Intellectual Property and CCS: Requiem for a Species? | Intellectual Property and the Transfer of Green Technologies: An Essay on Economic Perspectives | “I Wouldn’t Want to Be Starting from Here”, or Why Isn’t Intellectual Property Research Better Than It Is?