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Volume XIV: Copyright and Industrial Property | Preface

The development of industrial property and copyright law in the last decades was not favourable for encyclopedic enterprises. Rapid movements and even fundamental changes have taken place in all parts of these branches of law, which have not yet come to an end.

The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) of 1994 has integrated intellectual property in the new regulation of world trade, thus building up a new basis for international protection of industrial property and copyright.1 The first …

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“Preface”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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