Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

Book of the Month

Cover of Goode on Commercial Law

Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
Price: £170.00

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


Globalizing Intellectual Property Rights

Image not available lge
Duncan MatthewsSchool of Law, University of Warwick

ISBN13: 9780415406581
ISBN: 0415406587
Published: November 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £30.00

Low stock.

The World Trade Organization has jurisdiction over intellectual property rights - including patents, copyrights and trademarks - on a global scale under the auspices of the TRIPS Agreement (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, including Trade in Counterfeit Goods). This agreement has profound implications for the commercial interests of global corporate actors and for access to technology in developing countries.

In Globalising Intellectual Property Rights , Matthews looks at various aspects of the TRIPs agreement: agenda-setting, legal interpretation, implementation, enforcement and revision - from the viewpoint of global business interests and developing countries. It is argued that the Agreement was largely the result of an initiative by multinational companies who sought to protect their own intellectual property through international law, and, furthermore, that it is these multinational companies who are now its main guardians.

The book concludes that the history of the TRIPS Agreement and the role of business is a clear example of governance by non-state actors on a global scale. This book will be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of inte

Image not available lge
Intellectual Property Law
1. Origins of the TRIPS Agreement 2. Negotiating The TRIPS Agreement 3. Content of the TRIPS Agreement 4. Implementing The TRIPS Agreement 5. Impact of the TRIPS Agreement On Developing Countries 6. Future of the TRIPS Agreement