PRAVNI ZAPISI • Year IV • No. 2 • pp. 253-273
GLOBALIZATION: ‘GOLDEN AGE’ OR ‘TWILIGHT’ OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS?
Prof. dr Damnjanović Katarina
Redovna profesorka, Pravni fakultet Univerziteta Union u Beogradu
Pravni zapisi, No. 2/2013, pp. 253-273
Original Scientific Article
globalization; multinational companies; intellectual property rights; copyright; patent; computer programs; free software
The object of the present article is the analysis of the impact of the phenomenon of globalization on existing system of legal protection of intellectual property rights. The relationship between intellectual property protection and international trade has been one of the most controversial issues in global negotiations in recent years, but in spite of the efforts of international organizations in the field of harmonization and unification of intellectual property law those rights remain in the national competence. The author analyses new appearing forms of the violation of different intellectual property rights, particularly patents and copyrights, with the attempt to emphasize new possible solutions which can represent a starting point of a future reform of the system of legal protection of those rights and a property right as a legal concept.