Thursday, October 8, 2020

Ricketson: Research Handbook on the World Intellectual Property Organization

Sam Ricketson (Univ. of Melbourne - Law) has published Research Handbook on the World Intellectual Property Organization: The First 50 Years and Beyond (Edward Elgar Publishing 2020). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract:

2020 marks the 50th year of the coming into force of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Convention 1967 and the formal establishment of WIPO. This unique and wide-ranging Research Handbook brings together eminent scholars and experts who assess WIPO's role and programmes during its first half-century, as well as discussing the challenges facing the organization as it enters its second.

This comprehensive Research Handbook explores the history and development of WIPO from its conception, through the changing of its mission over time, to its current position as a largely self-financing specialized UN agency. Chapters examine WIPO’s education and technical assistance programmes, its relationship with the WTO, its interaction with emerging economies and WIPO’s role in treaty interpretation and substantive and procedural harmonization.