For this assignment, you must select from a range of suggested topics, or an approved topic of your own choice, and provide a critical response.
The following elements should be included in the essay:
- Background to the issue
- Identify relevant international institutions and any effects domestic precedents may have on the international contexts
- Analysis of application of intellectual property law
- Discussion outlining merits (positive and negative) of the issues
Draw conclusions that identify a way forward for the issue selected.
You are employed in the Intellectual Property section of a global corporation developing, marketing and selling plant based pharmaceuticals. You have been tasked with the following: “Prepare a brief for the board of directors to justify why the corporation should engage intellectual property and what kinds of intellectual property are likely to be relevant?”
Your firm partner has asked you for your perspectives about how the intellectual property institutions shape intellectual property laws? She’s particularly interested in how the WTO might influence WIPO.
There are any number of justifications for intellectual property. How do the intellectual property schemes satisfy those accounts? Discuss.
Compare and contrast the “hard” and “soft” intellectual property regimes. Which is better and why?
How do intellectual property thresholds establish the bright lines for the different forms of intellectual property? Does the threshold define the property? Why or why not?
Comparing copyright, patents and trademarks, how is the creator or inventor the focus of the property?