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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Right to Intellectual Property

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From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 April 2021

Right to intellectual property

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1. The right to intellectual property is the protection offered by national, regional and international legal orders to intellectual property as a human right. Even though all types of intellectual property are contemplated, copyright, patents, trademarks, designs, geographical indications and traditional knowledge are species of intellectual property that have received significant attention and jurisprudence in terms of the right to intellectual property. 2. The absence of significant national protection of the right to intellectual property continues to cast...
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