Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation: Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (Aria VIII)
Open AIR Working Paper No 5/17
32 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2017
Date Written: May 5, 2017
This background paper was prepared for UNECA and prepared by the authors to inform Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VIII. The paper benefited from comments and suggestions by staff of UNECA and AUC. However, the views expressed in the paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily correspond to the views of UNECA and AUC.
Note: Research and editorial assistance was provided by Desmond Oriakhogba (University of Cape Town) and Sarah Thuswaldner (University of Ottawa).
Keywords: regional integration, international law, intellectual property, development, continental free trade agreement, WIPO, WTO, ARIPO, OAPI, PAIPO, trade, harmonization
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