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This report examines the impact of intellectual property rights in developing countries, in the context of the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and the development of TRIPS-plus standards.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    Intellectual property and foreign direct investment

  • Chapter Three

    Intellectual property and trade

  • Chapter Four

    Intellectual property and innovation

  • Chapter Five

    Intellectual property and public health

  • Chapter Six

    Intellectual property, genetic resources and traditional knowledge

  • Chapter Seven

    Conclusion

  • Appendix

    International patent protection — 1960-2005

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