Reforming Intellectual Property Rights Regimes in Developing Countries: Implications and Policies

Author/s: Tariq Alami, Maya Z. Kanaan
1st Edition Year: 2001
Edition: First edition
Language: English
Available Languages: العربية
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The researchers in this study examine the issue of reforming intellectual property rights systems in developing countries through the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). The study is divided into seven main parts that discuss the nature of intellectual property rights and protection needs within the framework of TRIPS’ main provisions and goals. The study also reviews the various types of intellectual property rights systems and the costs of implementing different levels of protection. This comes in addition to the benefits and economic effects of protection, as well as general policies related to intellectual property rights.

In this study, the researchers sought to analyze – on one hand – the potential costs of intellectual property rights protection over the short term. On the other hand, they tried to analyze the long-term benefits, such as access to foreign direct investment, technology transfer, and growth, that might go down the drain if developing countries resist intellectual property rights protection.

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