Resource Book on TRIPS and Development by UNCTAD-ICTSDResource Book on TRIPS and Development by UNCTAD-ICTSD

Resource Book on TRIPS and Development


Hardcover | April 7, 2005

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The Resource Book, conceived as a practical guide to the TRIPS Agreement, provides detailed analysis of each of its provisions, aiming at a sound understanding of WTO Members' rights and obligations. The purpose is to clarify the implications of the Agreement especially highlighting the areas in which the treaty leaves leeway to Members for the pursuit of their own policy objectives, according to their respective levels of development. In doing so, the book does not produce tailor-made prescriptions but gives guidance on the implications of specific issues and on the options available. The book is not limited to the analysis of the TRIPS Agreement but to the consideration of related questions and developments at the national, regional, and international level.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) have come together to implement the Capacity Building Project on Intellectual Property Rights and Sustainable Development. The project aims to improve understanding of the development implications o...
Title:Resource Book on TRIPS and DevelopmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:846 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.85 inPublished:April 7, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521850444

ISBN - 13:9780521850445


Table of Contents

Part I. Nature of Obligations, Principles, and Objectives: 1. Preamble; 2. Nature and scope of obligations; 3. Categories of intellectual property embraced by TRIPS; 4. Basic principles; 5. Exhaustion; 6. Objectives and principles; Part II. Substantive Obligations: 7. Copyright works; 8. Copyright: computer programs; 9. Copyright: databases; 10. Copyright: the rental right; 11. Copyright: term of protection; 12. Copyright: limitations and exceptions; 13. Copyright: related rights; 14. Trademarks; 15. Geographical indications; 16. Industrial designs; 17. Patents: subject matter and patentability requirements; 18. Patents: non-discrimination; 19. Patents: ordre public and morality; 20. Patents: therapeutic, surgical and diagnostic methods; 21. Patents: biotechnological inventions: genetic resources, plant variety protection, traditional knowledge; 22. Patents: rights conferred; 23. Patents: exceptions to rights conferred; 24. Patents: disclosure obligations; 25. Patents: non-voluntary uses (compulsory licenses); 26. Patents: process patents: burden of proof; 27. Integrated circuits; 28. Undisclosed information; Part III. Intellectual Property Rights and Competition: 29. Competition; Part IV. Enforcement, Maintenance, and Acquisition of Rights: 30. Enforcement; Part V. Interpretation and Dispute Settlement and Prevention: 31. Transparency; 32. Dispute settlement; Part VI. Transitional and Institutional Arrangements: 33. Transitional periods; 34. International and technological cooperation and transfer of technology; 35. Council for TRIPS; 36. Transitional provisions; 37. Review and amendment; 38. Reservations; 39. Security exceptions.

Editorial Reviews

"In terms of its coverage and structure, the Resource Book is a major achievement...this is an excellent reference book. It contains a wealth of information and detailed analysis that will appeal to scholars of international intellectual property law and to the wider policy community." -- European Intellectual Property Review