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Case C-414/11 Daiichi: The Impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the Competence of the European Union over the TRIPS Agreement

Isabelle Van Damme

Keywords: Daiichi; Common Commercial Policy; European Union; TRIPS Agreement; Intellectual Property

This article analyses the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the competence of the European Union over the content of the TRIPS Agreement, based on a discussion of the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Daiichi case, in which the Court decided in essence that exclusive external competence for the common commercial policy covers the whole of the TRIPS Agreement.

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