This comprehensive book considers new and emerging IP issues from a development perspective, examining recent trends and developments in this area. Presenting an overview of the IP landscape in general, the contributing authors subsequently narrow their focus, providing wide-ranging case studies from countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America on topical issues in the current IP discourse. These include the impact of IP on the pharmaceutical sector, the protection of life forms and traditional knowledge, geographical indications, access to knowledge and public research institutes, and the role of competition policy. The challenges developing countries face in the TRIPS-Plus world are also explored in detail.
Development Agendas in a Changing World
Elgar Intellectual Property and Global Development series
Section 1: The Pharmaceutical Sector
Subjects: development studies, development economics, law and development, economics and finance, development economics, law - academic, intellectual property law, law and development
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