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Intellectual Property and International Trade: The TRIPS Agreement, Third Edition

Edited by Carlos M. Correa, Abdulqawi A. Yusef,
By Alberto Bercovitz, Irene Calboli, Francois Dessemontet, Mohamed Omar Gad, Christine Haight Farley, Andrés Moncayo von Hase, Sisule F. Musungu, Jeremy Phillips, Viola Prifti, Jerome H. Reichman, Pedro Roffe, Xavier Seuba, Christoph Spennemann, David Vivas-Eugui


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Intellectual Property and International Trade, now in its third edition, updates its comprehensive analysis of the substantive provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). This Agreement is the most far-reaching and comprehensive legal regime ever concluded at the multilateral level in the area of intellectual property rights (IPRs). Compared to prior IPRs conventions, TRIPS constitutes a major qualitative leap which radically modifies not only the context in which IPRs are considered internationally but also their substantive content and the methods for their enforcement and dispute settlement. This much-welcomed treatise discusses the actual interpretation and application of the Agreement in different jurisdictions, with new material on the burgeoning case law and on major changes in plant variety protection.

What’s in this book:

As in previous editions, for in-depth clarification, the book relies upon such matters as the following:

  • standards established under the agreement;
  • enforcement measures;
  • social and legal issues;
  • legal and policy possibilities offered;
  • legislative latitude allowed to WTO Member States;
  • incorporation of TRIPS into domestic law;
  • protection of integrated circuit design;
  • protection of innovation and R&D for diseases that disproportionately affect developing countries;
  • challenges raised by ongoing technological changes;
  • access to medicines;
  • protection of confidential (undisclosed) information; and
  • interface between competition law and intellectual property protection.

With fifteen chapters contributed by a distinguished panel of experts representing diverse fields –international organizations, legal practice, government policy, and academia – the third edition offers an incomparable framework for understanding the background, principles, and complex provisions of the TRIPS Agreement.

How this will help you:

This book elucidates the interface of competition law and intellectual property protection and discusses the interpretation of some TRIPS provisions by recent WTO jurisprudence. Thoroughly revised and updated, the third 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.

Pages 584
Publish Date 08/26/2016
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041166340
SKU 10057942-0001
Table of Contents



Introduction to the Third Edition

Part I Understanding TRIPS

Chapter 1 TRIPS: Background, Principles and General Provisions Abdulqawi A. Yusuf

Chapter 2 Universal Minimum Standards of Intellectual Property Protection under the TRIPS Component of the WTO Agreement Jerome H. Reichman

Chapter 3 The Application and Interpretation of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Andres Moncayo von Hase

Part II New Standards for IPR Protection

Chapter 4 Copyright and Related Rights Alberto Bercovitz

Chapter 5 The Trademark Provisions in the TRIPS Agreement Irene Calboli & Christine Haight Farley

Chapter 6 The Evolving Regime for Geographical Indications in WTO and in Free Trade Agreements (1996–2015) David Vivas-Eugui & Christoph Spennemann

Chapter 7 Industrial Designs and TRIPS Jeremy Phillips

Chapter 8 Patent Rights Carlos M. Correa

Chapter 9 Plant Variety Protection: Options under the TRIPS Agreement Viola Prifti

Chapter 10 Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits Carlos M. Correa

Chapter 11 Protection of Undisclosed Information François Dessemontet

Chapter 12 Competition Policy and the TRIPS Agreement: The Control of Anti-competitive Practices in Contractual Licenses Pedro Roffe & Christoph Spennemann

Chapter 13 TRIPS Dispute Settlement and Developing Country Interests Mohamed Omar Gad

Part III: TRIPS, Human Rights and Public Health

Chapter 14 Human Rights and Intellectual Property Rights Xavier Seuba

Chapter 15 The TRIPS Agreement and Public Health Sisule F. Musungu