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Resource Book on TRIPS and Development

Resource Book on TRIPS and Development

    • Date Published: April 2005
    • availability: Available
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521850445


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    • The Resource Book, conceived as a practical guide to the TRIPS Agreement, provides detailed analysis of each of its provisions, aiming at a sound understanding of WTO Members' rights and obligations. The purpose is to clarify the implications of the Agreement especially highlighting the areas in which the treaty leaves leeway to Members for the pursuit of their own policy objectives, according to their respective levels of development. In doing so, the book does not produce tailor-made prescriptions but gives guidance on the implications of specific issues and on the options available. The book is not limited to the analysis of the TRIPS Agreement but to the consideration of related questions and developments at the national, regional, and international level.

      • Special focus on development implications of IPRs, facilitating the formulation of sustainable and forward-looking IPRs policies
      • Practical guide to every provision of the WTO-TRIPS Agreement, in particular with respect to negotiating history and possible interpretations
      • Overview of recent trends in IPR rule making on the regional and bilateral level ('TRIPS-plus')
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      '… a collaborative endeavour by an impressive array of scholars. … In terms of its coverage and structure, the Resource Book is a major achievement … this is an excellent reference book. It contains a wealth of information and detailed analysis that will appeal to scholars of international intellectual property law and to the wider policy community.' European Intellectual Property Review

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      Product details

      • Date Published: April 2005
      • format: Hardback
      • isbn: 9780521850445
      • length: 846 pages
      • dimensions: 242 x 154 x 47 mm
      • weight: 1.279kg
      • contains: 1 b/w illus. 2 tables
      • availability: Available
    • Table of Contents

      Part I. Nature of Obligations, Principles, and Objectives:
      1. Preamble
      2. Nature and scope of obligations
      3. Categories of intellectual property embraced by TRIPS
      4. Basic principles
      5. Exhaustion
      6. Objectives and principles
      Part II. Substantive Obligations:
      7. Copyright works
      8. Copyright: computer programs
      9. Copyright: databases
      10. Copyright: the rental right
      11. Copyright: term of protection
      12. Copyright: limitations and exceptions
      13. Copyright: related rights
      14. Trademarks
      15. Geographical indications
      16. Industrial designs
      17. Patents: subject matter and patentability requirements
      18. Patents: non-discrimination
      19. Patents: ordre public and morality
      20. Patents: therapeutic, surgical and diagnostic methods
      21. Patents: biotechnological inventions: genetic resources, plant variety protection, traditional knowledge
      22. Patents: rights conferred
      23. Patents: exceptions to rights conferred
      24. Patents: disclosure obligations
      25. Patents: non-voluntary uses (compulsory licenses)
      26. Patents: process patents: burden of proof
      27. Integrated circuits
      28. Undisclosed information
      Part III. Intellectual Property Rights and Competition:
      29. Competition
      Part IV. Enforcement, Maintenance, and Acquisition of Rights:
      30. Enforcement
      Part V. Interpretation and Dispute Settlement and Prevention:
      31. Transparency
      32. Dispute settlement
      Part VI. Transitional and Institutional Arrangements:
      33. Transitional periods
      34. International and technological cooperation and transfer of technology
      35. Council for TRIPS
      36. Transitional provisions
      37. Review and amendment
      38. Reservations
      39. Security exceptions.

    • Corporation

      The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) have come together to implement the Capacity Building Project on Intellectual Property Rights and Sustainable Development. The project aims to improve understanding of the development implications of the TRIPS Agreement.

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