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Current Alliances in International Intellectual Property Lawmaking: The Emergence and Impact of Mega-Regionals

CEIPI & ICTSD Paper Series. Global Perspectives and Challenges for the Intellectual Property System, Issue Number 4, September 2017

162 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2017  

Pedro Roffe

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Xavier Seuba

Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI

Thomas Cottier

University of Bern - Institute of European and International Economic Law

Frederick M. Abbott

Florida State University - College of Law

Mira Burri

University of Lucerne

Peter K. Yu

Texas A&M University School of Law

Padmashree Gehl Sampath

Independent

Date Written: September 15, 2017

Abstract

The fourth issue of the series jointly published by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development and the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies explores the impact of plurilateralism on intellectual property law. The chapters making up this volume review systemic, substantive and enforcement-related issues arising from plurilateralism, and do so by analysing the past, the current context and the most recently negotiated plurilateral trade agreements.

As noted in one of the contributions, times have clearly been turbulent for global trade. Mounting critiques on the apparent failure of trade to enhance productivity, investment and technology flows have only been met with a greater slump in the growth of global trade and the rise of protectionism. At the same time, the number of free trade agreements has burgeoned as a result of longstanding disagreements between countries at the multilateral level on a variety of issues. Data from the World Trade Organization highlight the growing number of regional trade agreements since 1995.

Against this backdrop, this volume gathers contributions by well-known researchers writing from distinctive perspectives and reflecting on the systemic consequences of plurilateralism and the implications of these trends for the international system. The analyses by Thomas Cottier, Frederick Abbott, Mira Burri, Peter Yu, Padmashree Gehl Sampath, Pedro Roffe and Xavier Seuba share, moreover, the broader policy interest of achieving a balance of interests and inclusiveness in the intellectual property system.

Suggested Citation

Roffe, Pedro and Seuba, Xavier and Cottier, Thomas and Abbott, Frederick M. and Burri, Mira and Yu, Peter K. and Sampath, Padmashree Gehl, Current Alliances in International Intellectual Property Lawmaking: The Emergence and Impact of Mega-Regionals (September 15, 2017). CEIPI & ICTSD Paper Series. Global Perspectives and Challenges for the Intellectual Property System, Issue Number 4, September 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3076525

Pedro Roffe

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) ( email )

International Environmental House 2
Chemin de Balexert 7
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Switzerland

Xavier Seuba (Contact Author)

Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI ( email )

11 fue de Marechal Juin
BP68
Strasbourg Cedix
France

Thomas Cottier

University of Bern - Institute of European and International Economic Law ( email )

Hallerstrasse 6
Bern, CH-3012
Switzerland
+41 31 6313626 (Phone)

Frederick Abbott

Florida State University - College of Law ( email )

425 W. Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306
United States
850-644-1572 (Phone)
850-645-4862 or 917-591-3112 (Fax)

Mira Burri

University of Lucerne ( email )

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PO Box 4466
Lucerne, 6002
Switzerland

HOME PAGE: http://www.unilu.ch/

Peter Yu

Texas A&M University School of Law ( email )

1515 Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.peteryu.com/

Padmashree Sampath

Independent

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