The IPKat has just received, under the cover of a plain brown wrapper, a mysterious parcel that turned out to be a large, handsome book. This impressive volume, entitled International Encyclopaedia of Intellectual Property Treaties, has been edited by Alfredo Ilardi (Head of WIPO's Collection of Laws Section) and Professor Michael Blakeney of the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute. This tome was published earlier this year by Oxford University Press.
Intrigued by this book's arrival, the IPKat decided to rifle through its pages in search of adventure. He discovered that it is not merely a collation of dry, dull treaties and conventions -- although, as you would expect, they're all there too -- but it opens with a very helpful Commentary of some 180 pages which covers the subject-matter from historical and contextual perspectives. It appears to be an invaluable research resource for academics and practitioners alike: well worth buying, particularly if you happen to be, or have, a law library.
For further details of the International Encyclopaedia click here
WIPO's Collection of Laws for Electronic Access (CLEA) website here
INTERNATIONAL IP TREATIES: A COMPENDIUM Reviewed by Jeremy on Sunday, November 28, 2004 Rating: