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17 Intellectual Property

Mitsuo Matsushita, Thomas J. Schoenbaum, Petros C. Mavroidis, Michael Hahn

From: The World Trade Organization: Law, Practice, and Policy (3rd Edition)

Mitsuo Matsushita, Thomas Schoenbaum, Petros C. Mavroidis, Michael Hahn

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2021

Intellectual property — Public policy — Sources of international law

This chapter begins with a discussion of the link between intellectual property and trade in the WTO. It then details the types of intellectual property addressed in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement); an overview of the TRIPS Agreement; institutional arrangements; provisions relating to developing countries; public policy criticisms of the TRIPS Agreement; general principles of the TRIPS Agreement; minimum substantive standards that must be observed by all WTO Members for each category of IP rights; enforcement of intellectual property rights under the TRIPS Agreement; exhaustion of intellectual property rights; and restrictive business practices.

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