Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development: Development Agendas in a Changing World

Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development: Development Agendas in a Changing World

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849802772
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Series: Elgar Intellectual Property and Global Development Series
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Edited by Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Co-founder and Chief Executive and Pedro Roffe, Senior Fellow, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Switzerland

Table of Contents

Contents:
Introduction
PART I: THE NEW IP LANDSCAPE
Section 1: A General Perspective
1. Rights in Basic Information
Peter Jaszi
Section 2: Taking up Reform
2. The Politics of Reform in Developing Countries
Carolyn Deere
3. Intellectual Property Reforms in China
Peter K. Yu
4. A Perspective on Reform in Arab Countries
Ahmed Abdel Latif
Section 3: Implications for Drug Pricing
5. A Review of the Economic Literature
Keith E. Maskus
PART II: POLICY CHALLENGES IN THE SOUTH
Section 1: The Pharmaceutical Sector
6. The Case of the Generic Industry in India
Biswajit Dhar and K.M. Gopakumar
7. TRIPS-Plus Policies and the Pharmaceutical Industry in Thailand
Jakkrit Kuanpoth
8. The Ability to Utilize TRIPS Flexibilities in Sub-Saharan African Countries
Tenu Avafia, Jonathan Berger and Trudi Hartzenberg
Section 2: The Protection of Life Forms and Traditional Knowledge
9. Genetic Use Restriction Technologies and Sustainable Development in Eastern and Southern Africa
Patricia Kameri-Mbote and James Otieno-Odek
10. Sui Generis Systems for Plant Variety Protection and Traditional Knowledge in Asia
Daniel Robinson
Section 3: Geographical Indications
11. Indications of Geographical Origin in Asia: Legal and Policy Issues to Resolve
Dwijen Rangnekar
Section 4: Access to Knowledge and the Role of Research Institutes
12. Education and Access to Knowledge in Southern Africa
Andrew Rens, Achal Prabhala and Dick Kawooya
13. Innovation and Public Research in Central American Countries
Jorge Cabrera
PART III: RESPONSES TO THE TRIPS-PLUS WORLD
14. Promoting Checks and Balances
Carsten Fink
15. A Model Law for the Protection of Undisclosed Data
Carlos M. Correa
16. Enforcement Provisions of EPAs
Sisule F. Musungu
Bibliography
Index

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