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Question: Critically evaluate the legislative developments that have taken place in the field of patents on pharmaceutical products and processes since the agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

Answer: A large proportion of patents annually granted in the world relates to pharmaceutical products and processes. Litigation relating to those patents is...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Intellectual Property Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 3747
  • Date submitted: February 07, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2000
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 685

Question: 'The conception of authorship in UK copyright law in no way presupposes that the author of a protected copyright work is a genius, but it does presuppose that the author is an individual, whether this individual is a human being or a legal person such as a company.'

Discuss, paying particular attention to the following questions: Is this an accurate description of the author in UK copyright law? How, if at all, is collective creativity encouraged by UK copyright law? Could or should the law enforce the notion - advanced by commentators such as Jaszi and Woodmansee - that creativity is inevitably collaborative in nature?

Answer: In copyright law to date, the author acts as the centralising point around which the rules and concepts of the law are...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Intellectual Property Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 2040
  • Date submitted: February 07, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 682

Question: Critically discuss the concept of originality. To what extent does it need re-appraisal, particularly in the light of recent European developments?

Answer: Section (1) (1) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 states that copyright subsists in ‘original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Intellectual Property Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 768
  • Date submitted: January 29, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 460

Question: Assess the impact of digital information, particularly that of computer programs, on Intellectual Property Law. What can be and has been done to meet the demands of this dynamic new area of law.

Answer: This essay shall focus on the impact of Digital Information, and particularly that of computer programs, on Intellectual Property law, and what...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Intellectual Property Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 2558
  • Date submitted: February 07, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 679

Question: The Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988

Answer: The Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 was implemented to protect the creator of an original work. Copyright prevents plagiarism and unfair...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Intellectual Property Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 2605
  • Date submitted: February 07, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 678

Question: How do moral rights differ from other rights in copyright? Critically discuss particularly in the context of multi media work.

Answer: Copyright can be thought of as a bundle of economic and moral rights. The basic framework of these rights is statutory, although...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Intellectual Property Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 2016
  • Date submitted: February 07, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 677

Question: What is intellectual property? How is it justified?

Answer: Traditionally the term ‘property’ was concerned with the regulation and control of tangible goods such as land or a house. However, the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Intellectual Property Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 61%
  • Words: 1891
  • Date submitted: February 07, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 681

Question: David Lange, writing in 1981, suggested that ‘the growth of intellectual property in recent years has been uncontrolled to the point of recklessness.’ As a consequence he suggested that the, ‘recognition of new intellectual property interests should be offset by equally deliberate recognition of individual rights in the public domain.’ With reference to copyright law in particular, critically assess the meaning and significance of the, ‘the public domain.’

Answer: Intellectual Property Law has grown grown considerably, due in part to the parellel growth in international trade. The intellectual property law, which...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Intellectual Property Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 4678
  • Date submitted: February 07, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 686

Question: To what extent are there feasible solutions for developing countries to access medicines under pharmaceutical patent protection?

Answer: The accessibility of patented medicines in developing countries has become a widely discussed subject in intellectual property law over the past 10...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Intellectual Property Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1790
  • Date submitted: December 20, 2015
  • Date written: January, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7008

Question: Evaluate the legal protection given to databases under the Maltese Copyright Act 2000.

Answer: A computer database is a collection of information stored on computer media. The range of things, which may be included in a...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Intellectual Property Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1433
  • Date submitted: February 07, 2009
  • Date written: October, 2001
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 683

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