The Development Agenda: Global Intellectual Property and Developing Countries

The Development Agenda: Global Intellectual Property and Developing Countries

by Neil Weinstock Netanel
     
 

The Development Agenda is the result of the recent campaign to ensure that the intellectual property treaty regime permits — and, indeed, empowers — developing countries to tailor their intellectual property laws as they deem necessary to promote development and serve the welfare of their citizens. The Agenda's adoption by the World Intellectual Property

Overview

The Development Agenda is the result of the recent campaign to ensure that the intellectual property treaty regime permits — and, indeed, empowers — developing countries to tailor their intellectual property laws as they deem necessary to promote development and serve the welfare of their citizens. The Agenda's adoption by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in September 2007 was an historic watershed for that UN agency, which has long viewed its mandate as the unabashed promotion of greater intellectual property rights throughout the world.

Written by some of the world's leading IP scholars, Neil W. Netanel has edited this compilation of articles in order to examine the Development Agenda and the broader issues it touches upon. Contributors include leading scholars from various disciplines, including economics, political science, and law, and from countries at various stages of development, including China, India, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Nigeria, Egypt, and Israel, in addition to the US, Canada, and EU. They also include experts from NGO-think tanks, UNCTAD, and the two Brazilian diplomats who were the leading advocates of the Development Agenda's adoption.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195342109
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/22/2008
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

Neil Netanel is a Professor of Law at the University of California at Los Angeles law school. Prior to joining UCLA, Netanel served for a decade on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where he was the Arnold, White & Durkee Centennial Professor of Law. He has also taught at the law schools of Harvard University, Haifa University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv University, the University of Toronto, and New York University.

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