Diversifying Perspectives of the International Intellectual Property System
The Intellectual Property System in a Time of Change? European and International Perspectives 222 (Christophe Geiger ed. 2016)
9 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2017
Date Written: August 6, 2016
The Essay is a contribution to the volume celebrating the 50th Anniversary of CEIPI. It considers the future to development of the international intellectual property system by looking at how intellectual property is framed in international debates. The Essay contemplates the role of economics, trade, development, culture and human rights, and highlights the different approaches to the relationship between intellectual property and these different fields of knowledge. It argues that we must be pluralistic about the ways in which these five frames or bodies of knowledge interact with intellectual property law. That is because these different frames possess varying characteristics, and will operate effectively in different institutional settings. Indeed, we might not expect or want each frame to have equal weight in every setting.
Keywords: TRIPS, WTO, WIPO, Human rights, International Trade
JEL Classification: K11, K19, K33
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