Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights

Understanding the Role of Management, Governments, Consumers and Pirates

  • Peggy Chaudhry
  • Alan Zimmerman

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Peggy Chaudhry, Alan Zimmerman
    Pages 1-6
  3. Peggy Chaudhry, Alan Zimmerman
    Pages 7-31
  4. Peggy Chaudhry, Alan Zimmerman
    Pages 33-51
  5. Peggy Chaudhry, Alan Zimmerman
    Pages 53-70
  6. Peggy Chaudhry, Alan Zimmerman
    Pages 71-83
  7. Peggy Chaudhry, Alan Zimmerman
    Pages 85-104
  8. Peggy Chaudhry, Alan Zimmerman
    Pages 125-140
  9. Peggy Chaudhry, Alan Zimmerman
    Pages 141-158
  10. Peggy Chaudhry, Alan Zimmerman
    Pages 159-177
  11. Peggy Chaudhry, Alan Zimmerman
    Pages 197-207
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 209-227

About this book


Counterfeit products represent a growing problem for a wide range of industries. There are many estimates of the size of this problem most of which coalesce around $500-billion annually on a global basis. Overall, a wide range of industries agree that there is a severe problem with the global protection of intellectual property rights (IPR), yet, there have been virtually no attempts to describe all aspects of the problem. This book aims at giving the most complete description of various characteristics of the intellectual property rights (IPR) environment in a global context. The authors believe a holistic understanding of the problem must include consumer complicity to purchase counterfeit, actions of the counterfeiters (pirates) as well as actions (or inaction) by home and host governments, and the role of international organizations and industry alliances. Only after establishing how all the actors in the IPR environment relate to one another can we describe global protection of the intellectual property rights environment and the managerial response of IPR owners and/or industry associations to combat this ongoing problem. The book will conclude with pragmatic recommendations for protecting intellectual property given the recent trends discussed in the previous chapters, making it of interest to practitioners and policy-makers alike.

"Authoritative, timely, and thought-provoking, Chaudhry and Zimmerman did it again. If you are interested in the latest developments in IPR around the world, you need to arm yourself with the insights contained in this immensely useful book." - Mike W. Peng, Jindal Chair of Global Strategy, University of Texas at Dallas and author of <italic>Global Business<italic>, <italic>Global Strategy<italic>, and <italic>GLOBAL<italic>


"Chaudhry and Zimmerman's work is comprehensive and research-based, but very accessible to the reader. This book will be of interest to lawyers, as well as corporate managers, seeking to understand the dynamics of the illicit trade in consumer goods." - Tom Snelling, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP


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Authors and affiliations

  • Peggy Chaudhry
    • 1
  • Alan Zimmerman
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. ManagementVillanova UniversityVillanovaUSA
  2. 2.College of Staten IslandCity University of New YorkStaten IslandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5567-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5568-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8096
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-810X
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