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Intellectual Property Rights Series No. 1

Rethinking IPRs and the TRIPS Agreement

Publisher: TWN (ISBN: 983-9747-66-5)

Year: 2001   No. of pages: 20

 

TWN Intellectual Property Rights Series:

The TWN IPRs Series is a series of papers published to provide a critical analysis of intellectual property rights protection from a Third World perspective. A particular focus is given to the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual property Rights (TRIPS) and its implications for developing countries.

About the author: Martin Khor is the Director of Third World Network, a network of several NGOs in different parts of the developing world. An economist trained in Cambridge University who has lectured in economics in the Science University of Malaysia, he is the author of several books and articles on trade, development and environment issues.

He is also the Honorary Secretary of the Consumers' Association of Penang in Malaysia and a board member of the International Forum on Globalization. He was formerly a Vice Chairman of the UN Commission on Human Rights Expert Group on the Right to developemnt and a consultant in several research studies under the UN.

Contents:

1. Introduction

2. Some serious problems caused by IPRs and TRIPS
a. effects on consumer access to essential and other products
b. Adverse effects of TRIPS on development and industries in developing countries
c. IPRs, biological materials and biopiracy
d. Questionable claims and unkept promises

3. Conclusions and proposals

References

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