MPI studies on intellectual property and competition law ; v. 24. 2191-5822.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: IP and the Asia-Pacific 'spaghetti bowl' of free trade agreements /Christoph Antons and Teto M. Hilty An overview of free trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region with a particular focus on intellectual property /Christoph Antons and Dilan Thampapillai Legal effects and policy considerations for free trade agreements: what is wong with FTAs? /Reto M. Hilty and Thomas Jaeger What drives regionalism in East Africa and why it matters /John Ravenhill The topology of ASEAN FTAs, with special reference to IP-related provisions /Thitapha Wattanapruttipaisan Linking trade, intellectual property and investment in the globalizing economy: the interrelated roles of FTAs, IP and the United States /Robert E. Lutz The EU approach to IP protection in partnership agreements /Thomas Jaeger Japan's approach to FTAs and IP /Nahoko Ono Sinic trade agreements and China's global intellectual property strategy /Peter K. Yu The governance of patents and pharmaceuticals: the regional FTA contribution /Christopher Arup Limits of free trade agreements: the New Zealand/Australia experience /Susy Frankel and Megan Richardson IP and FTAs in Singapore: ten years on /Wee Loon Ng-Loy KORUS FTA and copyright protection in Korea /Dae-Hee Lee Free trade agreements and the effects of existing agreements on Malaysian intellectual property laws /Heng Gee Lim.
"After concluding that further progress in the [WTO] Doha round was unlikely, Pacific Rim nations recently have progressed with the negotiations of a greatly expanded Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement that includes industrialised economies and developed countries such as the United States, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, recently emerged economies such as Singapore, but also several developing countries in Asia and Latin America such as Malaysia and Vietnam ... The book will provide an assessment of these dynamics in the world's fastest growing region. It will look at the IP chapters from a legal perspective, but also put the developments into a socio-economic and political context. Many agreements in fact are concluded because of this context rather than for purely economic reasons or to achieve progress in fields like IP law. The structure of the book follows an outline that groups countries into interest alliances according to their respective IP priorities." -- Back cover.
"This book has its origin in a 2-day workshop on "IP Aspects of Free Trade Agreements in the Asia Pacific Region," held at the University of Wollongong in November 2008 ... The original workshop papers have been completely revised and updated and take into account the developments until the end of May 2014." -- Page v.
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