A Brief Essay on the Importance of Time in International Conventions on Intellectual Property Rights


The paper is a philosophical essay on the manner in which time is conceived and manipulated in four international treaties, namely the Paris Convention, the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the Madrid Agreement/Protocol, and the Berne Convention. In particular, the paper discusses the competing concepts of time as linear or circular, and how the treaties sometimes displace a linear concept of time in order to achieve specific goals.


Intellectual Property Law

Date of this Version

June 2005