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.
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Intellectual property and foreign direct investment
Intellectual property and trade
Intellectual property and innovation
Intellectual property and public health
Intellectual property, genetic resources and traditional knowledge
International patent protection — 1960-2005
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