From Collision to Collaboration
Elgar International Investment Law series
Chapter 9: What protection against intellectual property rights piracy under international investment law?
The relationship between IPR and FDI is quite complex. On the one hand, a weak IPR regime increases the probability of imitation, which makes a host country a less attractive location for foreign investors. On the other hand, strong protection may shift the preference of multinational corporations from FDI towards licensing. (Beata K. Smarzynska)
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