Building Intellectual Property Coalitions for Development

IMPLEMENTING WIPO'S DEVELOPMENT AGENDA, Jeremy de Beer, ed., IDRC, 2008

Centre for International Governance Innovation Working Paper No. 37

44 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2008  

Peter K. Yu

Texas A&M University School of Law

Abstract

The adoption of the WIPO Development Agenda in October 2007 has provided less developed countries with a rare and unprecedented opportunity to reshape the international intellectual property system in a way that would better advance their interests. However, if these countries are to succeed, they need to take advantage of the current momentum, coordinate better with other countries and nongovernmental organizations, and more actively share with others their experience, knowledge, and best practices.

Commissioned by the EDGE (Emerging Dynamic Global Economies) Network of the University of Ottawa, this paper begins by explaining how building intellectual property coalitions for development (IPC4D) can help less developed countries strengthen their collective bargaining position, influence negotiation outcomes, and promote effective and democratic decision making in the international intellectual property regime. The paper then discusses four coordination strategies that can be used to develop these coalitions. It concludes with a discussion of the various challenges confronting the creation and maintenance of these coalitions.

Suggested Citation

Yu, Peter K., Building Intellectual Property Coalitions for Development. IMPLEMENTING WIPO'S DEVELOPMENT AGENDA, Jeremy de Beer, ed., IDRC, 2008; Centre for International Governance Innovation Working Paper No. 37. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1272732

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