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Intellectual Property Rights, the WTO and Developing Countries: The TRIPS Agreement and Policy Options

By: Carlos M Correa

254 pages, no illustrations

Zed Books

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #106581 | ISBN: 1856497372
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Hardback | Dec 2000 | #105147 | ISBN: 1856497364
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About this book

Essential introduction to TRIPS and provides elements to develop policies and laws on intellectual property from a developing country perspective.

."..a useful complement to the conventional industrial organization approach to intellectual property rights..."--Tsung-wu Ho, "Review of Political Economy"


Part 1 General context and implications for developing countries: what is TRIPS?; the context; the North-South asymmetries; the limits of the TRIPs Agreement; the TRIPS Agreement as a ceiling; transitional arrangements; unilateral or multilateral?; main substantive provisions; transfer of technology; implications for developing countries; conclusion. Part 2 Options for implementing the TRIPS Agreement in developing countries: patent provisions; undisclosed information; computer programs; restrictive practices in contractual licences.

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