TRIPS and Development

24 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2013 Last revised: 29 Oct 2013

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Daniel J. Gervais

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Date Written: August 21, 2013


This brief chapter in the (forthcoming) SAGE Handbook of Intellectual Property examines available data and analyses concerning the impact of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on development. The chapter considers distinctions among types of countries and industries, and the role of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Keywords: WTO, TRIPS Agreement, economic and social development, clusters, innovation, developing countries

JEL Classification: K33, O31

Suggested Citation

Gervais, Daniel J., TRIPS and Development (August 21, 2013). Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 13-46. Available at SSRN: or

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