Law and Economics of IPRs


Georgios I. Zekos, PhD
TEI of Central Macedonia, Serres, Greece; Aristotle University, Democritus University, University of Hull, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Series: Intellectual Property in the 21st Century
BISAC: LAW050000

Intellectual property is at the centre of the “new economy.” New economy products are characterized by declining average costs over a range of output, high rates of innovation, and network effects. The return deriving from IPRs is directly correlated to the duration as well as the scope of those rights. The center of IP rights has moved further and further upstream over the past century, to the point of now protecting living organisms, basic research tools, and procedural methods as well as mathematical algorithms and databases. Globalization and the exploitation of ICT open up opportunities for promoting democracy and wealth in poorer countries.

Efficiency-seeking FDI increases competitiveness and the trademark of the competition law is the protection of those principles and practices which facilitate the efficient functioning of markets. Capital flows, in particular FDI, are one of the crucial components of globalization and international integration. FDIs capitulate more benefits than other types of financial flows in addition to increasing domestic capital stock. This book describes in detail the law and economics of IPRs.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Cyberspace Sovereignty & IPRs

Chapter 2. IPRs, Competition & FDI

Chapter 3. The Law of IPRs

Chapter 4. IPRs’ Arbitration

Chapter 5. ZEKIPR Intellectual Property Rights Indexes

Chapter 6. Econometric Analysis & Results



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