The Making of Modern Intellectual Property Law by Brad ShermanThe Making of Modern Intellectual Property Law by Brad Sherman

The Making of Modern Intellectual Property Law

byBrad Sherman, Lionel Bently

Paperback | March 1, 2008

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This book is the first detailed historical account of intellectual property law. In part, it examines why intellectual property law with its subcategories of patents, copyright, designs and trade marks took the shape that it did over the course of the nineteenth century. In addition the authors deal with ways in which the law grants property status to intangibles and describe how the law came to create techniques that enabled it to recognize protectable intangibles, and the inescapable problems that have arisen from their use.
Title:The Making of Modern Intellectual Property LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:March 1, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521057132

ISBN - 13:9780521057134

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Table of Contents

Part I. Towards a Property in Intangibles: 1. Property in mental labour; 2. The mentality of intangible property; Part II. The Emergence of a Modern Intellectual Property Law: 3. Designing the law; 4. Managing the legal boundaries; Part III. Towards an Intellectual Property Law: 5. Crystallization of the categories; 6. Completing the framework; 7. Explanations for the shape of intellectual property law; Part IV. Transformations in the Intellectual Property Law: 8. Changes in the framework; 9. From creation to object; 10. Closure and its consequences; 11. Remembering and forgetting; Bibliography.

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"Sherman and Bently have made bold and provocative contributions to a topic of central importance and are to be congratulated on the excellence of their work." Business History Review