Even more books for review!

Earlier this week JIPLP announced that it had five more books for review; now here are a further four.  As usual, we invite readers of this weblog to let us know if they would like to write a book review, indicating clearly (i) which book they would like to review and (ii), if their interests and qualifications are not already known to us, why they feel that they should write the review.  If you'd like to write a review, please email Sarah Harris at sarah.harris@oup.com and let her know by close of play on Monday 10 March.

We are anxious to receive interesting, perceptive reviews and are will no longer be prepared to accept reviews that consist of little more than a recital of the book's contents together with any of the usual clichés ("essential reading", "everyone should have this book", "the author is to be congratulated", "looking forward to the next edition" etc) that haunt lazily-written book reviews.

The following books are on offer:

Inside Intellectual Property: Best Practice in Intellectual Property Law, Management, and Strategy
Author: Michael Jewess
Publisher: Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
"This management text, written by Michael Jewess and published by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, seeks to help intellectual property law practitioners relate law and legal practice to their clients’ business objectives. It is written for insiders by an insider who believes that the devil is often in the detail of which an outsider is unaware. Effecting a grand strategy may often depend on the details of a law, on the details of claim and agreement drafting, and even on what boxes (“fields”) are available on computer screens. A consequence of this perspective is, it is hoped, that the book will be of immediate practical value to practitioners, building on what they already know rather than imposing some external philosophy with unnecessary novel concepts."
Further information is available from the book's web page here


Trademark Valuation: A Tool for Brand Management, 2nd Edition
Authors: Gordon V. Smith and Susan M. Richey
Publisher: Wiley
"The Second Edition of Trademark Valuation is a fresh presentation of basic valuation principles, together with important recent changes in worldwide financial reporting regulations and an update on the current worldwide legal conditions and litigation situation as they relate to trademarks.

A new section discussing issues surrounding valuation of counterfeits and the economic effects of trademark counterfeiting is included in this informative Second Edition."
Further information is available from the book's web page here


TRIPS Compliance, National Patent Regimes and Innovation,
Authors: Sunil Mani and Richard R. Nelson
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
"With respect to intellectual property regimes, a significant change in international governance rules is mandated by the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

This topical volume deals with the processes through which TRIPS compliance was achieved in four developing country jurisdictions: Brazil, China, India and Thailand. More importantly, it analyses the macro and micro implications of TRIPS compliance for innovative activity in industry in general, but focuses specifically on the agrochemical, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors".
Further information is available from the book's web page here


Intellectual Property and the Common Law,
Editor: Shyamkrishna Balganesh
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
"In this volume, leading scholars of intellectual property and information policy examine what the common law - a method of reasoning, an approach to rule making, and a body of substantive law - can contribute to discussions about the scope, structure and function of intellectual property. The book presents an array of methodologies, substantive areas and normative positions, tying these concepts together by looking to the common law for guidance. Drawing on interdisciplinary ideas and principles that are embedded within the working of common law, it shows that the answers to many of modern intellectual property law's most puzzling questions may be found in the wisdom, versatility and adaptability of the common law. The book argues that despite the degree of interdisciplinary specialization in the field, intellectual property is fundamentally a creation of the law; therefore, the basic building blocks of the law can shed important light on what intellectual property can and should (and was perhaps meant to) be."
Further information is available from the book's web page here

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