Books for review

JIPLP has received four new books that are eagerly awaiting to be reviewed. If you would like to volunteer to review one of them, finding out what makes it interesting, compelling or superfluous, please contact our managing editor, Sarah Harris, at, by Sunday 6 March. If you are not already known to us, please attach a CV or tell us why you believe that you are qualified to review the book that you have asked to review.

Please consider your commitments and availability before volunteering, as you will be asked to complete your review within a short but reasonable time (normally, 60 days). Reviewing a book can be a time consuming activity, but you are rewarded by the gratitude of authors and publishers, who benefit from constructive feedback and widespread awareness of their work, and of our readers, who rely on your objective advice to discover new and exciting books. Of course, reviewers get to keep the books (just in case you are after a more material reward...).

Deadline: Sunday 6 March.

The books available for review are the following:

Title: Governance of IP Rights in China and Europe

Editors: Nari Lee, Niklas Bruun and Mingde Li

Publisher: Edward Elgar

Intellectual property law performs a number of complex functions in society. To foster innovation and creativity in a society, governments are actively using intellectual property law as a means of governance. Both in China and in Europe, intellectual property law is used to further innovation and cultural policies to increase national competitiveness in a global economy. Due to its impact on global trade, intellectual property laws are increasingly made and influenced by international norms. Against the backdrop of this dynamic global intellectual property norm competition and interaction, this book explores governance of intellectual property rights in China and Europe. This book examines and compares the series of intellectual property law and system reforms in China and Europe. Through the analysis, this book argues that a successful governance of intellectual property rights require not only the adoption of a set of norms but also transformation of the perspectives and the implementing institutions.

Further information is available from the book's web page here.


Title: Patent Enforcement Worldwide: Writings in Honour of Dieter Stauder (third edition)

Editor: Christopher Heath

Publisher: Hart

This book features 15 country reports on the patent enforcement practice of the world’s most litigated countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Litigation strategies for both right owners and alleged infringers are explained against the background of case law on: types of action, standing to sue, jurisdiction, obtaining evidence, provisional and final measures, trial practice, types of infringement, remedies and counterclaims, costs and issues of retrial, threats and wrongful enforcement. Special chapters cover the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Agreement provisions on enforcement, enforcement issues in the European Community, international cross-border litigation and border measures.

Further information is available from the book's web page here.

Title: Indigenous IP: A Handbook of Contemporary Research

Editor: Matthew Rimmer

Publisher: Edward Elgar

This Handbook considers the international struggle to provide for proper and just protection of Indigenous intellectual property. Leading scholars consider legal and policy controversies over Indigenous knowledge in the fields of international law, copyright law, trademark law, patent law, trade secrets law, and cultural heritage. This collection examines national developments in Indigenous intellectual property from around the world. As well as examining the historical origins of conflicts over Indigenous knowledge, the volume examines new challenges to Indigenous intellectual property from emerging developments in information technology, biotechnology, and climate change.

Further information is available from the book's web page here.


Title: Trade Secret Protection: A Global Guide

Editor: Trevor Cook

Publisher: Globe Law and Business

The wide variety of approaches to the protection of trade secrets internationally betrays the murky legal origins of such protection. Are they protected by civil actions, in the criminal courts or both? And from the point of view of the civil courts, is their protection effected under unfair competition law, as seen in many civil law countries, or is it based instead on some implied contract, fiduciary or other equitable obligation theory, as seen in common law countries?

Edited by leading IP practitioner Trevor Cook, this important title demystifies the law of trade secrets in over 30 jurisdictions, covering substantive and procedural aspects of both criminal and civil law and exploring the final remedies available. Designed to provide clear, comprehensive and practical guidance, this is a powerful tool for anyone requiring a broader and fuller understanding of trade secret protection globally.

Further information is available from the book's web page here.

March issue now available

The March issue of JIPLP is now available online here. If you are not a subscriber (for more information, see our subscription page), you can still read any content of your choice by purchasing short term access, directly on JIPLP's website (just select the content you are interested in and you will be presented with various options to gain access). As always, additional content is continuously made available online through Advance Access, so you can keep up with the latest IP scholarship even before inclusion in future JIPLP issues.

This is our Table of Contents for the new issue (the Editorial will be posted in full soon):


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