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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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The International Political Economy of Intellectual Property Rights

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ISBN13: 9781843767640
ISBN: 1843767643
Published: April 2006
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Format: Hardback
Price: £91.00



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This book investigates the realm of intellectual property rights (IPRs) within the context of international political economy. In particular, it examines the extent to which powerful interest groups, such as pharmaceutical multinational companies, influence and shape the political dynamism underlying the field of IPRs. Meir Perez Pugatch argues that a pure economic approach does not provide a sufficient or satisfactory explanation for the creation of intellectual property rights, most notably patents. The author instead suggests that a dynamic approach, based on the international political economy of interest groups and systemic outcomes, provides a better starting point for explaining how the international intellectual property agenda is determined. The book explores the manner in which the R&D-based pharmaceutical industry in Europe organised and operated between 1995 and 1999 in order to secure its interests with regard to the agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPs) of the World Trade Organisation.;The International Political Economy of Intellectual Property Rights will be warmly welcomed by scholars, practitioners, and government officials interested in the fields of international trade and intellectual property policy, intellectual property law and international business. The potential readership is as likely to come from developed as from developing countries, as the latter may find the process of IP policy making of particular interest and relevance given current international IP developments.

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Contents:
Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Economic Theory of IPRs (Patents and Trademarks) 3. Economic and Political Explanations for the Emergence of a Stronger International IP-System 4. The Advanced Pharmaceutical Industry in Europe and IPRs 5. Core IP Interests and the Organisational Structure of the Advanced Pharmaceutical Industry in Europe 6. TRIPs and Pharmaceuticals 7. Opposition of Developing Countries and LDCs to the TRIPs Pharmaceutical IP Agenda 8. Protecting the International Pharmaceutical IP Agenda of TRIPs: Strategies and Activities of the Advanced Pharmaceutical Industry in Europe between 1995 and 1999 9. The Dynamics of Change within the Framework of IPRs References Annex I: Interviews