With the rapid development of information and Internet technologies, how to protect intellectual property (IP) rights in the Internet era became a new frontier for IP practitioners and scholars internationally. This article highlights some important IP protection issues related to copyright, patent, trademark, and domain names, as well as the impact of technological advances on IP protection in the Internet era. The author believes that in order to solve these new emerging issues, the most important principle is keeping the balance between different sides with stakes in the IP right. Finally, international cooperation must be enhanced with more technical assistance to be offered by the developed countries to the developing countries in order to make the world more harmonious and balanced in terms of IP protection in this Internet era.
Dr. Lulin Gao, Intellectual Property Rights in the Internet Era: the New Frontier, 5 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 589 (2006)