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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Intellectual Property, Trade and Development: Strategies to Optimize Economic Development in a TRIPS Plus Era 2nd ed isbn 9780199684700

Intellectual Property, Trade and Development: Strategies to Optimize Economic Development in a TRIPS Plus Era


ISBN13: 9780199216758
New Edition ISBN: 9780199684700
Published: October 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



There is a fast-growing need in many countries, in particular in the developing world, to come to a greater understanding of the links between intellectual property, trade rules and economic and social development and to find new ways of implementing intellectual property rules and optimizing their effects. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the latest legal, economic, political and social research and advanced current thinking on the relationship between intellectual property and trade and development.

The first part of the book will cover the theoretical basis of the connections between intellectual property, trade and development. It will then go on to provide the reader with options as to how intellectual property rules can be incorporated in the local legal framework and how the positive impact of intellectual property standards can be maximized while minimizing welfare costs. This will include implementation strategies for TRIPS and TRIPS Plus norms, and also the use of measures outside the traditional scope of intellectual property norms. These measures will range from education to the establishment or enhancement of a solid industrial and research base, to fighting pandemics such as HIV/AIDS. Possible economic strategies and proposals are also offered on the protection of traditional knowledge and indigenous resources. Meets a growing need to understand the connections between intellectual property and trade rules, in the context of economic and social development

  • Provides a comprehensive analysis of the most current research and thinking in the field
  • Sets out implementation strategies for TRIPS, TRIPS Plus norms and Intellectual Property rules
  • Written by a team of recognized experts in the various subjects covered