International Trade Meets Intellectual Porperty: The Making of the TRIPS Agreement (Abridged) Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

This is an abridged version of the note NR15-02-1661, 0. The focus of international trade negotiations was once the quotas and tariffs - how much of a product can be imported and duties levied at the border. As the world economy experienced a deep integration, the focus has shifted from tariffs and quotas on complex policies and regulations that affect the international movement of goods, services and investments. This policy includes the protection of intellectual property rights. Negotiated in the Uruguay Round in 1994, the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) has significantly expanded the scope of the trade regime through the establishment. A complete set of global trade rules on intellectual property. World Trade Organization (WTO) are now required to take measures to protect patents, trademarks and copyrights. While the country remains free to provide even more protection than TRIPS requires agreement establishes minimum standards. 1661.3 "Hide
by Charan Devereaux, Robert Lawrence, Michael Watkins 17 pages. Publication Date: February 28, 2008. Prod. #: HKS432-PDF-ENG

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