The fourth issue of the CEIPI/ICTSD series was just released: “Current Alliances in International Intellectual Property Lawmaking: The emergence and Impact of the Mega-Regionals”

09.06.2017

The Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) is pleased to announce the publication of the fourth issue in the CEIPI/ICTSD series on Global Perspectives and Challenges for the Intellectual Property System, produced jointly with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD).

This new issue, Current Alliances in International Intellectual Property Lawmaking: The emergence and Impact of the Mega-Regionals, edited by Pedro Roffe, Senior Associate at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development and Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer, Academic Coordinator and Judicial Training Manager at CEIPI, explores the impact of plurilateralism agreements on trade related international 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. 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.

Against this backdrop, this volume gathers contributions by well-known researchers in International Law, International Trade and Intellectual Property Law, writing from distinctive perspectives and reflecting on the systemic consequences of plurilateralism and the implications of these trends for the international system, with contributions by Thomas Cottier, Frederick M. Abbott, Mira Burri, Peter K. Yu, Padmashree Gehl Sampath, Pedro Roffe and Xavier Seuba.

The CEIPI-ICTSD publication series provides high quality academic and policy-oriented papers dealing with topics that are of global relevance because of their normative pre-eminence, economic relevance, and socio-economic impact.

The previous issues in the series can be consulted at:

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