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A Neofederalist Vision of TRIPS: The Resilience of the International Intellectual Property Regime

Graeme B. Dinwoodie and Rochelle C. Dreyfuss

Abstract

This book examines the TRIPS Agreement: its interpretation, its impact on the creative environment, and its effect on national and international lawmaking. It propounds a vision of TRIPS as creating a neofederalist regime, one that will ensure the resilience of the international intellectual property system in time of rapid change. In this vision, WTO members retain considerable flexibility to tailor intellectual property law to their national priorities and to experiment with changes necessary to meet new technological and social challenges, but agree to operate within an international framew ... More

Keywords: TRIPS, WTO, neofederalism, national autonomy, experimentation, tailoring, flexibility, resilience, International Intellectual Property Acquis, user rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195304619
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304619.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graeme B. Dinwoodie, author
University of Oxford

Rochelle C. Dreyfuss, author
NYU School of Law

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