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The RCEP and Intellectual Property Norm-setting in the Asia-Pacific

CURRENT ALLIANCES IN INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWMAKING: THE EMERGENCE AND IMPACT OF MEGA-REGIONALS, Pedro Roffe and Xavier Seuba, eds., CEIPI and ICTSD, pp. 89-107, 2017

Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-74

20 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2016 Last revised: 9 Oct 2017

Peter K. Yu

Texas A&M University School of Law

Date Written: July 16, 2016

Abstract

Commissioned for the CEIPI-ICTSD Series on Global Perspectives and Challenges for the Intellectual Property System, this article examines the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) with a focus on the intellectual property norms it seeks to develop. It begins by briefly discussing the partnership’s historical origins and ongoing negotiations. It then examines the latest leaked draft of the RCEP intellectual property chapter, highlighting the key provisions concerning copyright and related rights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and undisclosed information, and intellectual property enforcement. This article concludes by exploring three scenarios concerning the future of this chapter--namely, the lack of an intellectual property chapter, the inclusion of a TPP-like chapter and the eventual compromise on a TPP-lite chapter.

Suggested Citation

Yu, Peter K., The RCEP and Intellectual Property Norm-setting in the Asia-Pacific (July 16, 2016). CURRENT ALLIANCES IN INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWMAKING: THE EMERGENCE AND IMPACT OF MEGA-REGIONALS, Pedro Roffe and Xavier Seuba, eds., CEIPI and ICTSD, pp. 89-107, 2017; Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-74. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2810579

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