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

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND MEGA-REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS (Global Perspectives and Challenges for the Intellectual Property System, CEIPI-ICTSD Publication Series No. 4), 2017

18 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2016 Last revised: 26 Apr 2017

Peter K. Yu

Texas A&M University School of Law

Date Written: July 16, 2016

Abstract

Commissioned for the CEIPI-ICTSD Publication Series, this article examines the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) with a focus on the intellectual property norms that it seeks to develop. The partnership is currently being negotiated between Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

This article begins by briefly discussing the partnership's historical origins. It then examines the latest leaked draft of the RCEP intellectual property chapter. The article concludes by exploring three scenarios concerning the chapter's future.

Suggested Citation

Yu, Peter K., The RCEP and Intellectual Property Norm-setting in the Asia-Pacific (July 16, 2016). INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND MEGA-REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS (Global Perspectives and Challenges for the Intellectual Property System, CEIPI-ICTSD Publication Series No. 4), 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2810579

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