Publication of Intellectual Property and Development, Understanding the Interfaces. Liber amicorum Pedro Roffe


Xavier Seuba, Associate Professor, Academic Coordinator and Scientific Responsible at CEIPI, and Professor Carlos Correa from the University of Buenos Aires, have coedited and just released Intellectual Property and Development, Understanding the Interfaces. Liber amicorum Pedro Roffe, a book that examines the interaction between intellectual property, international trade and foreign investment. The chapters of the book dig deep into the subjects that have become central in intellectual property law: flexibility, public interest and policy-space for development; the interface between intellectual property law and other legal regimes; and the international codification of intellectual property vis-à-vis its impact on national legal orders.

Featuring high-level authors from international institutions and academia, contributors to Intellectual Property and Development, Understanding the Interfaces include Frederick M. Abbott, Johanna von Braun, Leticia Caminero, Carlos Correa, Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, Graham Dutfield, Miguel Ángel Elizalde Carranza, Carsten Fink, Mariano Genovesi, Keith E. Maskus, Hartmut Meyer, Catalina Olivos, Ruth L. Okediji, Julio Raffo, Jerome H. Reichmann, Daniel F. Robinson, Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan, Padmashree Gehl Sampath, Maximiliano Santa Cruz, Christoph Spennemann, David Vivas Eugui, Xavier Seuba, Jayashree Watal, Peter K. Yu and Abdulqawi A. Yusuf. Their chapters pay tribute to Pedro Roffe, a central figure in the debates leading to the development of the present global intellectual property system.

This book will be of interest to policy-makers, scholars and practitioners working in cutting-edge areas of intellectual property law, both at the national and international level. It will be of particular value to those who are engaged in the development and implementation of an international regime of intellectual property rights that promotes social and economic welfare while guaranteeing the mutual advantage of producers and users of technological knowledge.

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