The WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

A Commentary

Elgar Commentaries series

Justin Malbon, Monash University, Charles Lawson, Griffith University and Mark Davison, Monash University, Australia

This Commentary on the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) provides a detailed textual analysis of TRIPS – a pivotal international agreement on intellectual property rights.

TRIPS sets minimum standards for national laws on copyright, patents, trademarks and other forms of intellectual property rights. TRIPS profoundly impacts upon the regulation of access to medicines, compulsory licensing of copyright material, geographical indicators and other significant IP-related matters. This reference book is a major authoritative work that is clearly organised and presented, allowing users to navigate quickly to commentary on any element of TRIPS.

‘This excellent and extensive commentary on the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) is a valuable addition to the field. . . this reviewer very much enjoyed the book and looks forward to consulting it further in the future, particularly as reliance on TRIPS continues to develop in European practice.’
– Christopher Stothers, Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property

2014 936 pp Hardback 978 1 84542 443 5 £324.00 £244.00 $324.00 $360.00

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