ISBN : 9780199575206
This book is a concise and accessible guide to the practical workings of the TRIPS agreement (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) for policymakers and their legal advisers. The book offers a unique insider's account of how the international rules of IP function in practice within a broader legal framework that consists of WTO law and dispute resolution procedures. It clarifies how IP law and trade law must be dealt with in a coherent and sustainable manner, and provides practical guidance on how to read public policy objectives into the formulation and application of IP laws and related regulation, within the legal framework established by TRIPS. The book is concise and clear, and cuts through the textual clutter and complexity that afflicts policymaking and negotiation under the TRIPS regime.
1. Six Impossible Things About TRIPS
2. TRIPS: A Political Biography
3. What is TRIPS Law?
4. TRIPS in the Headlines
5. Conclusion: The Collective Management of TRIPS