Rethinking International Intellectual Property Law

November 27, 2015

The establishment of the WTO Agreement on TRIPS (Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) and the proliferation of plurilateral, bilateral and regional agreements have significantly contributed to the increasing complexities of the intellectual property system. The emergence of new actors, reflecting conflicting expectations and the adoption of new trade agreements that often exceed the standards set by the TRIPS agreement, have resulted in a new density of rules that have further fragmented the international system.

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Topics: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) PREFERENTIAL TRADE AGREEMENT (PTA) TRADE-RELATED ASPECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (TRIPS)

Authors: INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ICTSD)

Publishing Institution: INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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