عنوان مقاله [English]
Because of its very dynamic nature and its close ties with global commerce, intellectual property law is one of the liveliest areas of law. The significant of this branch of law is manifested in the debate which is going on between developed and developing countries in terms of the scope of the protection of intellectual property rights. On the one hand, the developed country argue the stronger protection of intellectual property rights increases and facilitates the transfer of technology to the developing countries but, on the other hand, developing countries consider intellectual property rights as a means for development not an end by itself and as such are in favor some moderation in the scope and length of intellectual property rights. Moreover, in addition to the concept of development, the emergence and expansion of internet has also caused new developments in the field of intellectual property rights. These developments have posed new challenges which shall be discussed in this paper.