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Implementing the TRIPS Agreement

General Context and Implications for Developing Countries

by Carlos M. Correa


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ISBN: 983-9747-33-9
Pages: 38

 

 

CONTENTS

Preface

About the author

1. What is TRIPs?
2. The context
3. The North-South asymmetries
4. The limits of the TRIPs Agreement
5. The TRIPs Agreement as a ceiling
6. Transitional arrangements
7. Unilateral or multilateral?
8. Main substantive provisions
        Box A: Main provisions on copyright and related rights
        Box B: Main provisions on trademarks
        Box C: Main provisions on geographical indications
        Box D: Main substantive provisions on industrial designs
        Box E: Main provisions on patents
        Box F: Layout designs of integrated circuits
        Box G: Main provisions on undisclosed information
9. Transfer of technology
10. Implications for developing countries
11. Conclusion

References

About the Author:

Dr Carlos Correa is a lawyer and economist. He is the Director of the Masters Programme on Science and Technology and of the Postgraduate Course on Intellectual Property at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also Director of the Revista del Derecho Industrial y de la Competencia (a journal specializing in intellectual property and competition law). He is a consultant to various agencies of the United Nations, the Latin American Economic System (SELA), the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and other regional and international organizations. Dr Correa also served as an Undersecretary of State and Development for Infromatics of Argentina (1984-1989), and was a government delegate for Argentina in the negotiations of the Washington Treaty and of the TRIPs Agreement during the Uruguay Round. He has also authored many books and articles on technology and intellectual property.

 


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