The Encyclopedia of Intellectual Property Law is quite simply the definitive reference work in the field. Bringing together over 350 authors from across the world, the Encyclopedia sheds light on the current global state of Intellectual Property Law, providing unique insights into the discipline and how it is affected by globalization and increased regional integration. New entries will be added every month and PDF downloads will be available once the Encyclopedia is complete.

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