Extended subject – matter under intellectual property law: The paradigm of copyright, trademarks and patents regarding Computer Icons and Graphical User Interfaces

Leandros Lefakis
Abstract: Purpose – Intellectual property law has developed legal rules that carefully balance competing interests. It is a fact that the main goal has long been to provide legal protection to maximize incentives to engage in creative and innovative activities, while also providing rules and doctrines that minimize the effect on the commercial marketplace and diminish interference with the free flow of ideas in general. This article examines the extension of the subject - matter...
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