Part III World Trade Law and Regional Trade Agreements, XVIII The Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
- Intellectual property — Specific trade agreements
The scope of patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights is territorial. In international trade the availability and protection of intellectual property rights in the country of destination becomes a crucial issue. If the country of destination does not effectively protect property rights, this vulnerability of intellectual property rights will affect the willingness to ‘export’ certain forms of knowledge. Still, intellectual property rights and their protection were long relegated to the margin of the world trading system. The exception of Article...