As noted in the Competition Policy Review Issues Paper, a primary underlying rationale for the grant of intellectual property (IP) rights is the fact that “creations and ideas, once known, may otherwise be copied at little cost, leading to under-investment in intellectual goods and services.” Patents, in particular, are intended to provide an incentive, in the form of an exclusive right of commercial exploitation for up to 20 years, for investment in research, development and commercialisation of new inventions in all fields of technology.
- Tougher rules for foreign purchases of agricultural land on
- Drafting financial agreements – a checklist on
- Ex daughter-in-law awarded nearly 1/4 of family farm and businesses by Fred Smith and Lisa Fairley of McInnes Wilson Lawyers on
- Financial agreements and the law of contract: grounds for setting aside Part 4 on
- Contract Law on
- Anne Wardell is Editorial Content Manager at Wolters Kluwer, CCH and co-administrator of the Law Chat site.
Follow Anne Wardell on Twitter