IP Books

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For the convenience of readers looking to purchase books on various facets of Intellectual Property law and policy, we’ve put together a crowd-sourced list of commonly recommended or commonly referenced books – from Indian authors as well as foreign authors. We hope that this list will act as a tool of convenience for those who are looking to peruse and purchase IP books, given the lack of any existing indices for the same. We’ve included common IP text books, reference books, and even a few IP fiction books! The books are listed out in no particular order, and the list will continue to be updated periodically.

Readers may also be interested to know that we have also listed several Open Access IP textbooks here. Some of the books in the list below may also be available in an Open Access format – we request those interested to please cross-check that for yourselves rather than assuming it is available only in the manner we have linked to here.

As both these lists are being provided to help readers know about the various IP books out there, the presence of a book on either of these lists does not mean SpicyIP endorses the contents or quality of it. As such, we encourage readers to rely on their own judgment before making purchases, and to also let us know if we’ve made any mistakes with the details provided. We also encourage readers to let us know if there are any notable books which they think can be added to this list.

 

Author/Editor Title Publisher Date Subject Matter Indian PoV Foreign PoV
H.K. Saharay Iyengar’s Commentary on the Copyright Act (Amazon link) Universal Law Publishing 1 Jul 2016 Copyright Yes No
Feroz Ali The Access Regime: Patent Law Reforms for Affordable Medicines Hardcover (Amazon link) OUP 21 Dec 2015 Patents Yes No
Neil Wilkof, Shamnad Basheer (eds.) Overlapping Intellectual Property Rights (Amazon link) OUP 12 Jul 2013 Patents, Copyright, Trademarks, GI/TK, Others Yes Yes
Prashant T. Reddy, Sumathi Chandrashekaran Create, Copy, Disrupt: India’s Intellectual Property Dilemmas (Amazon link) OUP India 23 Dec 2016 Patents, Copyright, Trademarks, GI/TK, Others Yes No
Kung-Chung Liu and Uday Racherla (eds.) Innovation, Economic Development, and Intellectual Property in India and China: Comparing Six Economic Sectors (Amazon link) Springer 6 Sep 2019 Patents, Copyright, Trademarks, GI/TK, Others Yes Yes
P. Narayanan Patent Law (Amazon link) Eastern Law House 1 Jan 2017 Patents Yes No
P. Narayanan Intellectual Property Law (Amazon link) Eastern Law House 1 Jan 2018 Patent, Trademark, Copyright Yes No
Dr. BL Wadhera Law Relating to Intellectual Property (Amazon link) Universal Law Publishing 1 Jan 2016 Patent, Trademark, Copyright Yes No
Ramakrishna B and Anil Kumar HS Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Rights (Amazon link) Notion Press 1 Jan 2017 Patent, Copyright, Trademark, GI/TK Yes No
Dr. MK Bhandari Law Relating to Intellectual Property Rights (Amazon link) Central Law Publications 1 Jan 2017 Patent, Trademark, Copyright Yes No
Ashwin Madhavan and Rodney Ryder Intellectual Property – Law and Management (Amazon link) Bloomsbury India 15 Oct 2018 Patent, Copyright, Trademark, GI/TK, Others Yes No
KD Raju The Intellectual Property Rights & Competition Law: A Comparative Analysis (Amazon link) Eastern Law House 1 Jan 2015 Others Yes No
VK Ahuja Law Of Copyright And Neighbouring Rights – National And International Perspectives (Amazon link) Lexis Nexis 1 Feb 2015 Copyright Yes No
P. Narayanan Law of Copyright and Industrial Designs (Amazon link) Eastern Law House 1 Jan 2017 Copyright Yes No
Arul George Scaria Piracy in the Indian Film Industry: Copyright and Cultural Consonance (Amazon link) Cambridge University Press 15 May 2014 Copyright Yes No
P. Narayanan Law of Trade Marks and Passing Off (Amazon link) Eastern Law House Pvt. Ltd. 1 Jan 2017 Trademark Yes No
Venkateswaran & K.C. Kailasam Trade Marks And Passing-Off (Amazon link) Lexis Nexis 28 Sep 2015 Trademark Yes No
K.C. Kailasam & Ramu Vedaraman Law Of Trademarks Including International Registration Under Madrid Protocol & Geographical Indications (Amazon link)  Lexis Nexis 1 Jul 2013 Trademark, GI/TK, Others Yes No
Iyengar Trade Marks Act: Including Schedules, Rules, Notifications, Treaties, Conventions and Much More (Amazon link)  Universal Law Publishing 1 Jan 2011 Trademark Yes No
Feroz Ali The Law Of Patents-With A Special Focus On Pharmaceuticals In India (Amazon link) Lexis Nexis 1 Jan 2011 Patent Yes No
Feroz Ali The Touchstone Effect (The Impact Of Pre-Grant Opposition On Patents) (Amazon link) Lexis Nexis 1 Jan 2008 Patent Yes No
Dr. KC Kankanala, Arun K Narasani, Vinita Radhakrishnan Indian Patent Law and Practice (Amazon link) OUP 13 Aug 2012 Patent Yes No
Intellectual’s Society for Entrepreneurship and Research Development Patent Agent Examination (Amazon link)  Orange Books Publication 1 Jan 2020 Patent Yes No
Dr. Sheetal Chopra A Book on Indian Patenting System and Patent Agent (Amazon link) Notion Press 1 Jan 2018 Patent Yes No
N.R. Subbaram Patent Law Practices & Procedures (Amazon link) Lexis Nexis 1 Jan 2007 Patent Yes No
Manish Arora Universal’s Guide to Patents Law (Amazon link) Universal Law Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd. 1 Jan 2007 Patent Yes No
Jayashree Watal Intellectual Property Rights: The Way Forward for Developing Countries (Amazon link) Oxford University Press 23 Jul 2003 Others Yes Yes
Jayashree Watal Intellectual Property Rights in the WTO and Developing Countries (Amazon link) Kluwer Law International 23 Feb 2001 Others Yes Yes
Retd J. Prabha Sridevan Of Vineyard Equality (Amazon link) LEXLAB 1 Jan 2016 Others Yes
VK Unni Trade Mark and the Emerging Concepts of Cyber Property Rights (Amazon link) Eastern Law House 1 Jan 2005 Trademark, Others Yes No
Ashish Bharadwaj, Vishwas Devaiah, Indranath Gupta Multi-dimensional Approaches Towards New Technology: Insights on Innovation, Patents and Competition (Amazon link) Springer 23 Jul 2018 Patents, Others Yes Yes
Ashish Bharadwaj, Vishwas Devaiah, Indranath Gupta Complications and Quandaries in the ICT Sector: Standard Essential Patents and Competition Issues (Amazon link) Springer 27 Oct 2017 Patents, Others Yes Yes
Rajshree Chandra The Cunning of Rights: Law, Life, Bio cultures (Amazon link) Oxford University Press 21 Jan 2016 GI/TK, Others Yes Yes
Arul George Scaria Ambush Marketing: Game Within a Game (Amazon link) Oxford University Press 1 Jan 2008 Trademark, Others Yes Yes
Anirban Mazumder Database Law: Perspectives from India (Amazon link) Springer 26 Aug 2016 Copyright Yes Yes
Ananth Padmanabhan Intellectual Property Rights-Infringement And Remedies (Amazon link) Lexis Nexis 1 Jan 2012 Patent, Copyright, Trademark, GI/TK, Others Yes Yes
Harbir Singh (Editor), Ananth Padmanabhan (Editor), Ezekiel J. Emanuel India as a Pioneer of Innovation Hardcover (Amazon link) OUP India 1 Jan 2016 Others Yes Yes
Elizabeth Verkey Law of Patents (Amazon link) Eastern Book Company 17 Jan 2005 Patent Yes Yes
Prabhuda Ganguli Intellectual Property Rights: Unleashing the Knowledge Economy (Amazon link) McGraw Hill Education 1 Jul 2017 Others Yes Yes
Prabhuda Ganguli, Siddharth Jabade Nanotechnology Intellectual Property Rights: Research, Design, and Commercialization (Perspectives in Nanotechnology) (Amazon link) CRC Press 5 Jul 2012 Patents, Others Yes Yes
Prabhuda Ganguli, Ben Pickril & Rita Khanna Technology Transfer in Biotechnology: A Global Perspective Hardcover (Amazon link) Wiley VCH 22 Apr 2009 Patents, Others Yes Yes
Lawrence Lessig Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity (Amazon link) Penguin USA 22 Feb 2005 Copyright No Yes
Estelle Derclaye (ed.) The Copyright/Design Interface: Past, Present and Future (Amazon link) Cambridge University Press 8 Mar 2018 Copyright, Others No Yes
Christoph Anton & Reto Hilty (eds.) Intellectual Property and Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region (Amazon link) Springer Nature 17 Dec 2014 Others No Yes
Wei Zhuang Intellectual Property Rights and Climate Change: Interpreting the TRIPS Agreement for Environmentally Sound Technologies (Amazon link) Cambridge University Press 8 Aug 2019 Others No Yes
Neil Weinstock Netanel Copyright’s Paradox (Amazon link) Oxford University Press 7 May 2008 Copyright No Yes
Paul Goldstein & P. Bernt Hugenholtz International Copyright: Principles, Law, and Practice (Amazon link) OUP USA 14 Oct 2019 Copyright No Yes
Graham Greenleaf & David Lindsay Public Rights: Copyright’s Public Domains (Amazon link) Cambridge University Press 29 Aug 2019 Copyright No Yes
Peter Baldwin The Copyright Wars – Three Centuries of Trans–Atlantic Battle (Amazon link) Princeton University Press 3 Oct 2014 Copyright No Yes
Lionel Bently, Brad Sherman, Dev Gangjee & Phillip Johnson Intellectual Property Law (Amazon link) OUP, Oxford 4 Sep 2018 Patent, Copyright, Trademark, GI/TK, Others No Yes
UNCTAD-ICTSD Resource Book on TRIPS and Development (Amazon link) Cambridge University Press 7 Apr 2005 Others No Yes
Paul Torremans Holyoak and Torremans Intellectual Property Law (Amazon link) OUP Oxford 2 Jul 2019 Patent, Copyright, Trademark, Others No Yes
David Keeling, David Llewelyn & James Mellor Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names (Amazon link) Sweet & Maxwell 31 Oct 2017 Trademark No Yes
Graeme Dinwoodie & Mark D. Janis Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Law and Policy (Amazon link) Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 14 Sep 2018 Trademark No Yes
Jane Ginsburg, Jessica Litman & Mary Kevlin Trademark and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Materials (Amazon link) Carolina Academic Pr 3 Jun 2013 Trademark, Others No Yes
Annette Kur & Martin Senftleben European Trade Mark Law (Amazon link) OUP, Oxford 2 Mar 2017 Trademark No Yes
Justine Pila & Paul Torremans European Intellectual Property Law (Amazon link) OUP, Oxford 7 Jan 2016 Patent, Copyright, Trademark, Others No Yes
David Barnett Brand Protection in the Online World: A Comprehensive Guide (Amazon link) Kogan Page3 Dec 2016 3 Dec 2016 Copyright, Trademark, Others No Yes
Nuno Pires de Carvalho The TRIPS Regime of Trademarks and Designs (Amazon link) Kluwer Law International 7 Dec 2018 Trademark, Others No Yes
Justine Pila The Subject Matter of Intellectual Property (Amazon link) OUP, Oxford 14th Sep 2017 Patent, Copyright, Trademark, Others No Yes
Irene Calboli & Edward Lee (eds.) Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Exhaustion and Parallel Imports (Amazon link) Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd 24 Jun 2016 Others No Yes
Ruth Okediji & Marco Bagley (eds.) Patent Law in Global Perspective (Amazon link) Oxford University Press 9 May 2014 Patent No Yes
Rami Olwan Intellectual Property and Development: Theory and Practice (Amazon link) Springer 27 Mar 2013 Others No Yes
Rochelle Dreyfuss & Justine Pila (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law (Amazon link) OUP Oxford 19 Apr 2018 Patent, Copyright, Trademark, Others No Yes
Paul Goldstein Copyright’s Highway: From the Printing Press to the Cloud (Amazon link) Stanford University Press 1 Jan 2016 Copyright No Yes
Antony Taubman, Hannu Wager & Jayashree Watal A Handbook on the WTO TRIPS Agreement (Amazon link) Cambridge University Press 26 Apr 2012 Patent, Copyright, Trademark, GI/TK, Others No Yes
Srividhya Ragavan Patent and Trade Disparities in Developing Countries (Amazon link) Oxford University Press 12 Oct 2012 Patent and Others No Yes
Mariana Mazzucato The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths (Amazon link) Penguin 22 Mar 2018 Others No Yes
Irene Calboli & Srividhya Ragavan (eds.) Diversity in Intellectual Property: Identities, Interests, and Intersections (Amazon link) Cambridge University Press 28 May 2015 Patent, Copyright, Trademark, GI/TK, Others Yes Yes
Andrew Waugh, Tom Mitcheson & Colin Birss Terrell on the Law of Patents Mainwork & 3rd Supplement (Amazon link) Sweet & Maxwell 21 Mar 2017 Patent No Yes
Paul Goldstein Errors and Omissions (Amazon link) Anchor 10 July 2007 Others No No
Paul Goldstein Secret Justice: A Novel (Amazon link) Ankerwycke 7 Mar 2016 Others No No
James Daily & Ryan Davidson The Law of Superheroes (Amazon link) Penguin USA 1 Oct 2013 Others No No
Christopher Heath, Anselm Kamperman Sanders & Anke Moerland Intellectual Property Law and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Amazon link) Kluwer Law International 22 May 2020 Others No Yes
Graham Dutfield, Uma Suthersanen Global Intellectual Property Law (Amazon link) Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd 25 September 2008 Patent, Copyright, Trademark, GI/TK, Other No Yes
Mevile Nimmer David Nimmer Nimmer on Copyright (Amazon link) Nagpur Lexis Nexis Butterworths Wadhwa/ Matthew Bender Allied Products 2010 Copyright No Yes
Latha Nair and Rajendra Kumar Geographical Indications: a search for identity (Amazon link) Lexis Nexis Butterworths Wadhwa 2005 GI Yes Yes
Shyamkrishna Balganesh Intellectual property and the common law (Amazon link) Cambridge University Press 2 September 2013 Others No Yes
William M. Landes, Richard A. Posner The Economic Structure of Intellectual Property Law (Amazon link) Harvard University Press 2003 Others No Yes
Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss, Jane C. Ginsburg (eds.) Intellectual Property at the Edge The Contested Contours (Amazon link) Cambridge University Press 2014 Patent, Copyright, Trademark, GI/TK, Other No Yes
Laurence R. Helfer, Graeme W. Austin Human Rights and Intellectual Property Mapping the Global Interface (Amazon link) Cambridge University Press 7 March 2011 Others No Yes
Daniel Gervais (auth.), Josef Drexl, Henning Grosse Ruse – Khan, Souheir Nadde-Phlix (eds.) EU Bilateral Trade Agreements and Intellectual Property For Better or Worse by Daniel Gervais (auth.), Josef Drexl, Henning Grosse Ruse – Khan, Souheir Nadde-Phlix (eds.) (Amazon link) Springer 19 November 2013 Others No Yes
Graeme B. Dinwoodie, Rochelle C. Dreyfuss A Neofederalist Vision of TRIPS: The Resilience of the International Intellectual Property Regime (Amazon link) OUP 2012 Others No Yes
Daniel J. Gervais International Intellectual Property A Handbook of Contemporary Research (Amazon link) Edward Elgar Publishing 2015 Patent, Copyright, Trademark, GI/TK, Other No Yes
Frederick M. Abbott Thomas Cottier Francis Gurry International Intellectual Property in an Integrated World Economy (Aspen Casebook Series) (Amazon link) Wolter Kluwers 2019 Patent, Copyright, Trademark, No Yes
Susan Sell Private Power, Public Law: The Globalization of Intellectual Property Rights (Amazon link) Cambridge University Press 2003 TRIPS, Others No Yes
Suzanne Scotchmer Innovation and Incentives (Amazon link) MIT Press 2006 Others No Yes
Eashan Ghosh Imperfect Recollections : The Indian Supreme Court on Trade Mark Law (Amazon link) Thomson Reuters 2020 Trademark Yes No

[Last updated on 29th June 2020]

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