Intellectual Property Rights in International Trade Law: Challenging Their Original Justification?
Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) Research Paper Series 2013-02
16 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2017 Last revised: 4 Oct 2018
Date Written: April 19, 2013
To lay out the ground upon which intellectual property issues rest in international trade law, it may be interesting to wonder about the reason why such issues have been integrated in international trade law and in particular to wonder about the justification of regulating upon IPRs in international trade agreements, what is revealing how such rights are understood. And the way they are comprehended is telling us about what is their justification. Then, it is of particular importance to compare their grounds in international trade law to the historical justifications of IPRs in national law.
Keywords: International Trade Law, Intellectual Property Rights, TRIPS Agreement
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