Intellectual Property and Development: Lessons from Recent Economic Research / Edition 1by Carsten Fink
Pub. Date: 01/01/2005
Publisher: World Bank Publications
International policies toward protecting intellectual property rights have seen profound changes over the past two decades. Rules on how to protect patents, copyright, trademarks and other forms of intellectual property have become a standard component of international trade agreements. Most significantly, during the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations… See more details below
International policies toward protecting intellectual property rights have seen profound changes over the past two decades. Rules on how to protect patents, copyright, trademarks and other forms of intellectual property have become a standard component of international trade agreements. Most significantly, during the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations (1986-94), members of what is today the World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded the Agreement on Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), which sets out minimum standards of protection that most of the world's economies have to respect.
How will developing countries fare in this new international environment? Intellectual Property and Development brings together empirical research that assesses the effects of changing intellectual property regimes on various measures of economic and social performance - ranging from international trade, foreign investment and competition, to innovation and access to new technologies. The studies presented point to an important development dimension to the protection of intellectual property. But a one-size fits all approach to intellectual property is unlikely to work. There is need to adjust intellectual property norms to domestic needs, taking into account developing countries' capacity to innovate, technological needs, and institutional capabilities. In addition, governments need to consider a range of complementary policies to maximize the benefits and reduce the costs of reformed intellectual property regulations.
This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international law, particularly in the area of intellectual property rights, international trade, and public policy.
Table of Contents
|1||Why we study intellectual property rights and what we have learned||1|
|2||How stronger protection of intellectual property rights affects international trade flows||19|
|3||The role of intellectual property rights in encouraging foreign direct investment and technology transfer||41|
|4||Intellectual property rights and U.S. and German international transactions in manufacturing industries||75|
|5||Intellectual property rights and licensing : an econometric investigation||111|
|6||The composition of foreign direct investment and protection of intellectual property rights : evidence from transition economies||133|
|7||Entering the jungle of intellectual property rights exhaustion and parallel importation||171|
|8||Parallel imports in a model of vertical distribution : theory, evidence, and policy||189|
|9||Developing and distributing essential medicines to poor countries : the DEFEND proposal||207|
|10||Patent protection, transnational corporations, and market structure : a simulation study of the Indian pharmaceutical industry||227|
|11||Strengthening intellectual property rights in Lebanon||259|
|12||Intellectual property rights and economic development in China||295|
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