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
Vincenzo Vinciguerra, "A Brief Essay on the Importance of Time in International Conventions on Intellectual Property Rights" (June 22, 2005). bepress Legal Series. bepress Legal Series.Working Paper 653.