Intellectual Property and the Common Law in Scotland c1700-c1850

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Discusses the development of patents and copyright in Scotland from the 1707 Union with England to the abolition of the countries' separate patent systems in the 1850s, and explores how Scottish jurists integrated the subject within their analyses of property law and personality rights.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Common Law of Intellectual Property
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Honour of Professor David Vaver
EditorsCatherine W. Ng, Lionel Bently, Giuseppina D'Agostino
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherHart Publishing
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9781841139708
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010


  • legal history
  • Intellectual Property
  • Scots Law


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