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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Intellectual Property and International Trade: The TRIPS Agreement 3rd ed isbn 9789041166340

Intellectual Property and International Trade: TRIPS Agreement 2nd ed

Edited by: Carlos M. Correa, Abdulqawi A. Yusuf

ISBN13: 9789041124296
New Edition ISBN: 9789041166340
Published: April 2008
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: Netherlands
Format: Hardcover
Price: Out of print

Now into its second decade, the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) continues to meet challenges raised by ongoing technological changes as it affirms an increasing degree of latitude to national authorities in its implementation. Important developments and controversies witnessed in the nine years since the first edition of this much-welcomed treatise include issues of public health, implications of the Agreement on the realization of human rights, and continuous debates on geographic indications and the appropriation of genetic resources. This second edition incorporates the analysis of key provisions of the Agreement resulting from dispute settlement procedures under WTO rules. As in the first edition, Intellectual Property and International Trade may be relied upon for in-depth clarification of such matters as the following:

  • substantive standards established under the agreement;
  • enforcement measures;
  • legislative latitude allowed to Member States;
  • protection of copyrights and related rights;
  • protection of trademarks, geographical indications and industrial designs;
  • patent protection and conditions and limitations of compulsory licences;
  • protection of integrated circuit design;
  • protection of confidential (undisclosed) information;
  • and interface between competition law and intellectual property protection.
Comprising 14 chapters contributed by a distinguished panel of experts representing diverse parties – international organisations, legal practice, government policy, and industry – Intellectual Property and International Trade offers a framework for understanding the background, principles, and complex provisions of the TRIPS Agreement. Throughout the book, the authors emphasize the implications of the Agreement for different groups of countries, especially for developing countries. Particular attention is given to the degree of autonomy left for Member States in the implementation of the various provisions of the Agreement in their domestic legislation.

Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition will be of great value to all professionals and business people concerned with international trade. It stimulates further discussion and analysis in this area of growing importance to international law and international economic relations, particularly regarding the possibilities offered by the Agreement and the loose ends that may need consideration in the future at the national or international level.

Intellectual Property Law, International Trade
Editors and Contributing Authors
Part I: Understanding TRIPS;
1. TRIPS: Background, Principles and General Provisions, A.A. Yusuf
2. Universal Minimum Standards of Intellectual Property Protection under the TRIPS Component of the WTO Agreement, J.H. Reichman
3. The Application and Interpretation of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, A. Moncayo von Hase
Part II: New Standards for IPR Protection;
4. Copyright and Related Rights, A. Bercovitz
5. Intellectual Property Rules for Trademarks and Geographical Indications J. Keon
6. The Evolving Regime for Geographical Indications in WTO and in Free Trade Agreements, D. Vivas-Egui and C. Spennemann
7. Protecting Values in Industrial Designs J. Phillips
8. Patent Rights, C.M. Correa/i>
9. Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, C.M. Correa
10. Protection of Trade Secrets and Confidential Information, F. Dessemontet
11. Control of Anti-competitive Practices in Contractual Licences under the TRIPS Agreement, P. Roffe and C. Spennemann
12. TRIPS Dispute Settlement and Developing Countries, M.O. Gad
Part III: Special Issues;
13. TRIPS and Human Rights
X. Seuba.
14. The TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, S.F. Musungu
I. Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) (1994)
II. Proposals Submitted by Various Countries During the TRIPS Negotiations
III. Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health Adopted on 14 November 2001 by the 4th WTO Ministerial Conference
IV. Decision of the General Council of 30 August 2003. Implementation of Paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health
V. Annex to the Protocol Amending the TRIPS Agreement Adopted by the General Council (Decision of 6 December 2005).
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