20 December 2021

BOOK: Louise J. DUNCAN, The Role of Theoretical Debate in the Evolution of National and International Patent Protection. From the French Revolution to the Paris Convention of 1883 [Legal History Library, 52; Studies in the History of International Law, 20, ed. Randall LESAFFER] (Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff/Brill, 2021), ISBN 9789004470125, € 118


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This volume offers new insight into key developments in the history of protection for patent rights during the period 1791-1883. The author presents a detailed examination of the underlying theoretical bases advanced for the protection of patents in various key European countries, and including new material focusing on the political rhetoric of protagonists and opponents of the patent system during the course of the patent abolitionist debates of the 1860s and 1870s. Finally, the book examines in detail the factors which prompted the movement towards international protection of patents, culminating in the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property of 1883.

 On the author:

Louise J. Duncan, B.A., LL.B. (Hons), LL.M, (Melbourne), Ph.D. (1998), Monash University, is a barrister at law in Melbourne, specialising in disputes concerning intellectual property law.

Note that Brill offers a 50% rebate on all eBooks published up to 2020. This only concerns individual customers (not institutions), ending 31 Dec 2021

(source: Brill; DOI /10.1163/9789004470125

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