Intellectual Property Rights in Outer Space

Intellectual Property Rights in Outer Space


EU Documents on copyright
Other documents
Workshops and conferences
Books
Articles
Useful links
 

 
EU Documents on copyright

Directive 2004/48/EC (Corrigendum) of the European Parliament and of the Council on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (2004)
OJ L 157, 30.4.2004

Report from the European Commission on the application of Council Directive 93/83/EEC on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission (2002)
COM/2002/0430 Final

Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on the legal protection of databases (1996)
EU Directive 96/9/EC

European Convention Relating to Questions on Copyright Law and Neighboring Rights in the Framework of Transfrontier Broadcasting by Satellite (1994)

EU Council Directive on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission (1993)
EU Directive 93/83/EEC

EU Directives on Copyright and Related Rights
 
 

 
Other documents

Belgian Government Information Document on ESA Intellectual Property Rights Regulation (La propriété intellectuelle à l’Agence Spatiale Européenne: mode d’emploi. Le nouveau Règlement du Conseil relatif aux informations, aux données et à la propriété intellectuelle) (2002)

ESA Council Regulation on Information, Data and Intellectual Property (2001, as modified in 2003)
ESA/C(2001)128

Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) ,Annex 1C of the Marrakesh Convention Establishing the World Trade Organization (1994)

U.S. Law on Inventions in Outer Space (1990)
U.S. Public Law 101-580

ESA Convention (1979)

Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (1967, as amended in 1979)
 
 

 
Workshops and conferences

ESA/LUISS Conference: “Il diritto industriale e le attività spaziali in Europa = Intellectual property and space activities in Europe” Libera Università Internazionale degli studi sociali (LUISS).
Roma, Italia, 11 November 1996.

ESA/ECSL Workshop: “Intellectual Property Rights and Outer Space Activities: A World Wide Perspective”
Paris, France, 5-6 December 1994.

ECSL/Spanish centre for space law workshop: “Intellectual property rights in outer space”
Madrid, Spain, 26 May 1993.

Proceedings
 
 

 
Books

“Proceedings of the ESA/ECSL Workshop: Intellectual Property Rights and Outer Space Activities: A World Wide Perspective, ESA Headquarters, France, December 1994”
ESA Publications Division, ESTEC, 1994 (ESA SP-378).

“Proceedings of the ECSL/Spanish Centre for Space Law Workshop: Intellectual Property Rights in Outer Space, Madrid, 26 May 1993”
ESA/ECSL Publications, 1993.

A. FARAND, A. M. BALSANO
“Il diritto industriale e le attività spaziali in Europa = Intellectual Property and Space Activities in Europe,11 novembre 1996, Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS).
Roma, Italia
ESA/ECSL Publications, 1996.

S. MOSTESHAR (ed.)
“Research and Invention in Outer Space: Liability and Intellectual Property Rights”
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995.
 
 

 
Articles

R. ABEYRATNE
“The Application of Intellectual Property Rights to Outer space Activities”
Journal of Space Law, Vol. 29, 2003, p. 1.

A. M. BALSANO
“Intellectual Property Rights and Space Activities”
Space Policy, Vol. 11, Issue 3, 1995, pp. 204-209.

A. M. BALSANO
“Intellectual Property within Public International Research Organizations: The Example of the European Space Agency”
In “Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, 1993”.

A. M. BALSANO, A. de CLERCQ
“The Community Patent and Space-Related Inventions”
Journal of Space Law, Vol. 30, 2004, p. 1.

A. M. BALSANO, J. WHEELER
“The IGA and ESA: Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in the Context of ISS Activities”
In F. von der DUNK and M. BRUS (eds.), “The International Space Station: Commercial Utilisation from a European Legal Perspective”, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden-Boston, 2006.

R. BERKLEY
“Space Law Versus Space Utilization: The Inhibition of Private Industry in Outer Space”
Wisconsin International Law Journal, Vol. 15, 1996-1997, p. 421.

S. BHATT
“Inventions in Outer Space: Need for Reconsideration of the Patent Regime”
Journal of Space Law, Vol. 36, N. 1, 2010.

C. DOLDIRINA
“A Rightly Balanced Intellectual Property Rights Regime as a Mechanism to Enhance Commercial Earth Observation Activities”
In “Proceedings of the Fifty-Second Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, 2009”, p. 301.

F. von der DUNK
“Intellectual Property Rights as a Policy Tool for Earth Observation Data in Europe”
In R. HARRIS (ed.), “Earth Observation Data Policy and Europe”, Swets & Zeitlinger B.V. (Division of Taylor & Francis), 2002, pp. 51-9.

J. M. de FARAMIÑÀN GILBERT
“Promotion du droit de l'espace: Son application pour une meilleure protection de la propriété intellectuelle et du respect des droits de l'homme”
(Informe a la Sub-comisión sobre Ética en la investigación en el espacio extra-atmosférico de la Comisión sobre Ética de la UNESCO)
UNESCO Publications, Paris, July 2000.

K. G. HAMMERLE, T. RO
“Patent Infringement Issues Associated with Activities in Outer Space”
Journal of Space Law, Vol. 34, N. 2, 2008.

D. IRIMIES
“Promoting Space Ventures by Creating an International Space IPR Framework”
European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 33, N. 1, 2011, pp. 35-47.

K.-J. KRAATZ
“Satellite Licensing: Regulatory and Intellectual Property Issues: Theory and Practice”
In Institute of Air and Space Law of the University of Cologne/DLR (eds.), “Project 2001: Legal Framework for the Commercial Use of Outer Space: Proceedings of the Workshops on Telecommunications, Berlin, 8-9 June 2000”, Institute of Air and Space Law of the University of Cologne/DLR.
Cologne, 2000, p. 35.

B. LEE SMITH
“Licensing on the National Level: Patent and IPR Issues
In Institute of Air and Space Law of the University of Cologne/DLR (eds.), “Project 2001: Legal Framework for the Commercial Use of Outer Space: Proceedings of the Workshops on Telecommunications, Berlin, 8-9 June 2000”, Institute of Air and Space Law of the University of Cologne/DLR
Cologne, 2000, p. 27 (working document with limited distribution).

L. B. MALAGAR
“International Law of Outer Space and the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights”
Boston University International Law Journal, Vol. 17, 1999, p. 311.

J.-F. MAYENCE
“Quelle est la politique de l’Agence spatiale européenne en matière de propriété intellectuelle?” and Annex: “La politique de la propriété intellectuelle dans les contrats de l’Agence spatiale européenne”
Droit & Technologies, 2008.

M. MOLINEAUX, K. EISERMANN
“ESA's New Intellectual Property Policy”
Space Policy, Vol. 20, Issue 4, 2004, pp. 253-257.

T. MYAMOTO
“Intellectual Property Law and Space Activities”
In “Proceedings of the United Nations/International Institute of Air and Space Law Workshop: Capacity Building in Space Law, The Hague, 18-21 November 2002”, United Nations, 2003, p. 368.

T. MYAMOTO
“Space Related Aspects of Intellectual Property: WIPO’s Role and Activities”
In R. A. HARRIS, G. LAFFERRANDERIE, M. FERRAZZANI (eds.), “Proceedings of the Third ECSL Colloquium: International Organisations and Space Law: Their Role and Contributions
Perugia, Italy, 6-7 May 1999”, ESA/ECSL Publications, 1999, p. 103.

R. OOSTERLINCK
“The Intergovernmental Space Station Agreement and Intellectual Property Rights”
Journal of Space Law, Vol. 17, N. 1, 1989.

A. PIERA
“Intellectual Property in Space Activities: An Analysis of the United States Patent Regime”
Air and Space Law, Vol. 29, Issue 1, 2004, pp. 42-58.

B. L. SMITH
“Intellectual Property Law and Space Activities”
In “Proceedings of the United Nations/Nigeria Workshop on Space Law: Meeting International Responsibility and Addressing Domestic Needs”, United Nations, 2006, p. 487.

B. L. SMITH
“An Industry Perspective on Space-Related Intellectual Property Rights”
ECSL Newsletter, N. 15, 1995, p. 3.

J. A. L. STERLING
“Space Copyright Law: The New Dimension: A Preliminary Survey and Dimension”
Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, Vol. 54, 2007, pp. 345-418 (2008 version on line)

H. van TRAA-ENGELMAN
“Commercialization of Space Activities: Patent Rights for Inventions in Outer Space”
Journal Luchtrecht, Special Edition N.4, 2009, pp. 85-91.
 
 

 
Useful links


ESA Intellectual Property Rights website

ESA Intellectual Property Rights website on the commercialization of the ISS

European Commission website on Copyright

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – 1960 (BIRPI in 1893)
 
 
 
Last update: 27 June 2011