Best Of Times And Worst Of Times For International IP

Law360, New York (October 4, 2016, 11:56 AM EDT) -- Jay Erstling

Amy Salmela These may be the best of times and the worst of times for international intellectual property protection. Despite a few hiccups, the global IP environment is in good health. The number of countries taking part in the IP system is growing, and so is recognition of the importance of IP protection for innovation and economic growth. However, ever since the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights came into effect in 1995, governance of the global IP system has been tied to governance of the international trading system, and while the IP environment is healthy, the...

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