The Impact of Intellectual Property Protection through FTA on International Trade

11 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2021

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Hyunsoo Kim

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Sangjun Yea

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Hyeyoon Keum

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Minji Kang

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Date Written: August 9, 2021

Abstract

The importance of intellectual property rights (IPRs) for innovation has grown and the protection of intellectual property in international trade has also been strengthened. AI-related patent applications have been increasing rapidly and many AI patents are being filed in various industries. Intellectual property also represents one of the main controversies of U.S.-China trade relations in the past three decades and remains one of the core issues behind the two countries’ recent trade conflicts. As a result, global protection for IPRs has been expanded in recent decades. This article investigates changes in the trend regarding the IP protection level in FTA and how the IP protection through FTAs has affected the composition of aggregate trade flows of member countries in order to provide basic findings necessary to formulate the FTA policies regarding the protection of IPRs in Korea.

Suggested Citation

Kim, Hyunsoo and Yea, Sangjun and Keum, Hyeyoon and Kang, Minji, The Impact of Intellectual Property Protection through FTA on International Trade (August 9, 2021). KIEP Research Paper, Wolrd Economy Brief 21-34, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3916553 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3916553

Hyunsoo Kim (Contact Author)

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy ( email )

[30147] Building C, Sejong National Research Compl
Seoul, 370
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Sangjun Yea

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy ( email )

[30147] Building C, Sejong National Research Compl
Seoul, 370
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Hyeyoon Keum

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy ( email )

[30147] Building C, Sejong National Research Compl
Seoul, 370
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Minji Kang

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy ( email )

[30147] Building C, Sejong National Research Compl
Seoul, 370
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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