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The TRIPS Agreement: Drafting History and Analysis 5th ed

ISBN13: 9780414057432
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414023130
To be Published: April 2021
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £275.00

The leading commentary on the TRIPS Agreement. This authoritative work exhaustively charts the evolution of TRIPS and offers comprehensive analysis of every article, written by an expert who was actively involved in the original negotiations. It is an invaluable resource and fully updated with the latest cases and panel discussions.

  • Provides a complete set of tools for understanding the trade rules and intellectual property concepts that make up the TRIPS Agreement
  • Presents an exhaustive commentary on all 79 Articles of the Agreement
  • Reproduces legislation, agreements and decisions
  • Traces the development of the TRIPS Agreement, explaining the political, commercial and legal forces that have shaped its evolution
  • Demonstrates the effect of TRIPS Agreement through analysis of recent cases
  • Analyses bilateral and regional agreements based on TRIPS explaining their impact on practitioners working in countries party to them
  • Reflects dispute-settlement panel reports, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and other developments, including the fate of the Doha Round
  • Discusses the likely future impact of TRIPS on the IP framework

Intellectual Property Law, International Trade
Part One:
A The emergence of the TRIPS Agreement during the Uruguay round of multilateral trade negotiations
B The evolution of TRIPS between Marrakesh and Doha
C The Doha ministerial conference, November 9-13 2001
D The Doha agenda and beyond: issue-by-issue analysis

Part Two: Analysis of the agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights
Part I: General provision and basic principles
Part II: Standards concerning the availability, scope and use of intellectual property rights
Part III: Enforcement of intellectual property rights
Part IV: Acquisition and maintenance of intellectual property rights and related inter partes procedures
Part V: Dispute prevention and settlement
Part VI: Transitional arrangements
Part VII: Institutional arrangements: final provisions

Part Three Annexes