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), 2016

17 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2016 Last revised: 15 Oct 2016

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 discusses the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), with a focus on intellectual property issues. The partnership is currently being negotiated among Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

This article begins by briefly discussing the historical origins of the RCEP. It then examines the latest leaked draft of its intellectual property chapter. The article concludes by examining three future scenarios concerning intellectual property norm-setting in the Asia-Pacific region.

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), 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2810579

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