Elgar intellectual property and global development. Elgaronline.
This comprehensive book considers new and emerging IP issues from a development perspective, examining recent trends and developments in this area. Presenting an overview of the IP landscape in general, the contributing authors subsequently narrow their focus, providing wide-ranging case studies from countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America on topical issues in the current IP discourse. These include the impact of IP on the pharmaceutical sector, the protection of life forms and traditional knowledge, geographical indications, access to knowledge and public research institutes, and the role of competition policy. The challenges developing countries face in the TRIPS-Plus world are also explored in detail.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Rights in basic information / Peter Jaszi The politics of reform in developing countries / Carolyn Deere Intellectual property reforms in China / Peter K. Yu A perspective on reform in Arab countries / Ahmed Abdel Latif A review of the economic literature / Keith E. Maskus The case of the generic industry in India / Biswajit Dhar and K.M. Gopakumar TRIPS-Plus policies and the pharmaceutical industry in Thailand / Jakkrit Kuanpoth The ability to utilize TRIPS flexibilities in sub-Saharan African countries / Tenu Avafia, Jonathan Berger and Trudi Hartzenberg Genetic use restriction technologies and sustainable development in eastern and southern Africa / Patricia Kameri-Mbote and James Otieno-Odek Sui generis systems for plant variety protection and traditional knowledge in Asia / Daniel Robinson Indications of geographical origin in Asia : legal and policy issues to resolve / Dwijen Rangnekar Education and access to knowledge in southern Africa / Andrew Rens, Achal Prabhala and Dick Kawooya Innovation and public research in Central American countries / Jorge Cabrera Promoting checks and balances / Carsten Fink A model law for the protection of undisclosed data / Carlos M. Correa Enforcement provision of EPAs / Sisule F. Musungu.