Los académicos de la propiedad intelectual (y los interesados, en general) estáis de suerte. Últimamente la red ofrece muchas publicaciones que os llamarán la atención.
Para empezar, la UK IPO ha publicado dos informes en la materia. El primero se llama «Hidden value: a study of the UK IP Valuation Market», The report seeks to better understand why companies tend not consider the financial value of their IP assets; it does so against the backdrop of how the UK market for IP valuation is working and how can it be of assistance to such companies. The report and appendix can be reviewed here.
El segundo es «Independent Review of the Creative Industries» y ofrece recomendaciones regarding “how Creative Industries can underpin the UK’s future economic growth”, such as the digitalization of the IP Finance Toolkit and increasing the awareness of IP valuation.
Para los interesados en la patente unitaria, la EPO acaba de publicar una «Unitary Patent Guide«. La Guía “aims to provide companies, inventors and their representatives with an outline of the procedure involved in obtaining a Unitary Patent from the European Patent Office (EPO) once it has granted a European patent on the basis of the provisions laid down in the European Patent Convention (EPC).
Y qué me dicen los iusinternacionalprivatistas sobre este breve paper de OMPI sobre The work of the Hague Conference on private international law in relation to the enforcement of IPRs (Gracias, Eli Salis, from Disain IP).
Siguiendo con la dimensión internacional, os recomiendo Global Perspectives and Challenges for the Intellectual Property System produced jointly with the University of Strasbourg Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI). The new issue, edited by Pedro Roffe and Xavier Seuba, “explores the impact of plurilateralism on intellectual property law.” Según nos cuentan en IP Watch: “The chapters making up the volume review systemic, substantive and enforcement-related issues that have been the focus of attention of trade agreements negotiated after the establishment of the WTO in 1994. Since then, the number of free trade agreements has burgeoned. The new volume analyses the past, the current context, and the most recently negotiated trade agreements, namely those of a plurilateral nature. Importantly, it considers the impact and possible scenarios brought about by the present impasse surrounding the future of these agreements and, more generally, the consequences of plurilateralism and the implications of these trends for the international system”.
Por último, uno de los múltiples trabajos relativos a la propuesta de Directiva de derechos de autor en el mercado único digital: Strengthening the Position of Press Publishers and Authors and Performers in the Copyright Directive. This study was commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI Committee. It reviews Art 11 and Arts 14-16 of the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. It outlines criticisms that have been made of the proposals, includes reports of research into the operation and effects of precursors of Article 11 in Germany and Spain, a summary of the cultural economics literature on legal regulation of authors’ contracts and analysis of the laws of 7 Member States to see in what way Arts 14-16 would “add value”.