Title: Intellectual Property Rights from an Islamic perspective

Authors: Salah Zaineddin

Addresses: Faculty of Law, University of Qatar, Qatar

Abstract: This paper seeks to answer the following two questions. What is the stand of Islamic Jurisprudence with regard to regulating Intellectual Property Rights and its protection? Has this matter ever been tackled by any of the earliest or recent Islamic Jurisprudents?

Keywords: intellectual property rights; IPR; human civilisation; Arab countries; European states; Islamic jurisprudence; State of Qatar; Islamic countries; fair competition; traditional Islam; Holy Quran; TRIPS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2008.019336

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2008 Vol.2 No.2, pp.130 - 138

Published online: 07 Jul 2008 *

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