The Luxury Economy and Intellectual Property: Critical Reflections by Haochen Sun

The Luxury Economy and Intellectual Property: Critical Reflections

EditorHaochen Sun, Barton Beebe, Madhavi Sunder

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Intellectual property law plays a pivotal role in ensuring that luxury goods companies can recoup their investments in the creation and dissemination of their copyrighted works, trademarked logos, and patented designs. In 2011, global sales for luxury goods reached about $250 billion, andconsumers in East and Southeast Asia accounted for more than 50 percent of that figure. The rapid expansion of the market has prompted some retailers to wield intellectual property against the influx of imitators and counterfeiters. The Luxury Economy and Intellectual Property comprehensively explores the rise of the luxury goods economy and the growing role of intellectual property in creating, sustaining, and regulating this economy. Leading scholars across various disciplines critically consider the industry, itsfoundational intellectual property laws, and the public interest and social concerns arising from the intersection of economics and law. Topics covered include defining the concept of luxury, the social life of luxury goods, concerns about distributive justice in a world flooded by luxury goods andknockoffs, the globalization of luxury goods, and the economic, social, and political ramifications of the meteoric rise of the Asian luxury goods market.

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Haochen Sun is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. He teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property and property law. He has been a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis, School of Law. Professor Sun has organized a few leading international conferences on inte...
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Title:The Luxury Economy and Intellectual Property: Critical ReflectionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.42 × 0.98 inPublished:October 7, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsI. Introduction1. The Luxury Economy and Intellectual Property: An OverviewII. The Concept of Luxury2. Susan B. Kaiser, Davis Joseph H. Hancock II, and Sara T. Bernstein: Luxury and Its Opposites: A Critical Fashion Studies Perspective3. Rebecca Tushnet: Stolen Valor and Stolen Luxury: Free Speech and Exclusivity4. Irene Calboli: The Story of Luxury Products And The (Broken) Promise of Superior Quality In A World of Prestige For The MassesIII. The Social Life of Luxury Brands5. Stacey L. Dogan and Mark A. Lemley: Parody as Brand6. Mario Biagioli, Anupam Chander, and Madhavi Sunder: Brands R Us7. Susan Scafidi: The Scholarship of Envy: How the Framing of Fashion Leaves a Legal Lacuna8. Ann Bartow: The Gender of Trademarks and Luxury BrandingIV. Law for the 1%? Concerns from Distributive Justice9. Diane Leenheer Zimmerman: Upstairs/Downstairs, Fashionwise: A View of Design Protection from Lower Down the Food Chain10. Yi Qian: The Economics of Demand for Counterfeiting11. Barton Beebe: Shanzhai, Sumptuary Law, and Intellectual Property Law in Contemporary China12. Haochen Sun: The Ethical Responsibilities of Luxury Companies and ConsumersV. The Globalization of Luxury Brands13. Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman: How Can Brands Flourish in the Knockoff Kingdom? What China Tells Us About the Bad - And Good - Effects of Luxury Goods Counterfeiting14. David Llewelyn: The Asian Perspective on Intellectual Property and Luxury Goods15. Sonia Katyal: Cosmopolitanism and the Transnational Trademark