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.

The African Intellectual Property Organization

Daniel Opoku Acquah

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization

Daniel Opoku Acquah

The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement)

Daniel Gervais

Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (BTAP)

Mihály Ficsor


Jozefien Vanherpe

Community Plant Variety Office

Francesco Mattina and Ángela H. Martínez López

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)

Marcella Favale

EU Resale Right Directive

Andreas Rahmatian

Exceptions for Libraries and Archives

Pilar Cámara Águila

Exclusive Right

Lydia Lundstedt

Exhaustion (International Exhaustion)

Lydia Lundstedt


Marketa Trimble


Pavel Koukal

Identical Goods (Services)

Ilhana Fhima

Identical Marks

Ilhana Fhima


Pavel Koukal


Mark Bosshard

Likelihood of Association

Ilanah Fhima

Likelihood of Confusion

Ilanah Fhima

The Marakesh Treaty

N.S. Gopalakrishnan and Srividhya Ragavan

New Zealand

Graeme Austin and Rob Batty

Orphan Works

Susan Corbett

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Cornelis Mulder

Patent Law Treaty

Cornelis Mulder

Patentable Subject Matter (Eligibility)

Toshiko Takenaka

Phonograms Convention

Mihály Ficsor

Post-Sale Confusion

Ilanah Fhima

Pseudonymous Work

Richard Arnold

Public Interest Defence

Giuseppe Mazziotti

Re-use of Public Sector Information

Cristiana Sappa

Right Holder

Gretchen Jansen

Sound Recording

Sebastián López Maza

South Africa

Caroline Ncube and Lee-Ann Tong

Statute of Anne (1710)

H. Tomás Gómez-Arostegui

Telle Quelle Rule

Gretchen Jansen

Traditional Cultural Expressions

Niharika Salar

United States Mexico Canada Agreement (Intellectual Property)

Jeremy De Beer

WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT)

Mihály Ficsor

WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT)

Mihály Ficsor

Washington Treaty on Intellectual Property in Respect of Integrated Circuits

Luciano Bosotti