The TRIPS Agreement concluded as part of the GATT Uruguay round is one of the most important developments in intellectual property law this century.
In this book, the content and effects of the TRIPS Agreement are analysed succinctly. Professor Blakeney puts the TRIPS Agreement into context against the pre-existing international IP institutions and conventions and analyses the effects of TRIPS on the transfer of technology and on international trade generally.
* First detailed analysis of GATT/TRIPS
* Discussion of the other major IP agencies and agreements
* How TRIPS works in practice: the new institutions, procedures and enforcement mechanisms