By Tshimanga Kongolo
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This booklet addresses numerous features of the legislation and economics of highbrow estate rights (IPRs) which were underanalyzed within the latest literature. It starts with a short assessment of patents, exchange secrets and techniques, copyrights, and logos, and the enforcement and licensing of IPRs, concentrating on the treatments on hand for infringement (injunctions, quite a few sorts of damages, and damages calculation issues); the normal of care (strict legal responsibility as opposed to an reason- or negligence-based standard); and the foundations for picking out status to sue and joinder of defendant for IPR violations.
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