Implementing the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Development Agenda

Implementing the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Development Agenda brings together a series of incisive essays written by leading thinkers from around the world to develop concrete strategies for implementing a potentially transformative series of recommendations for reforming global intellectual property law.

This book should be read by all those interested in the complex connections amongst international governance, intellectual property rights, and development.
—Peter Drahos, Australian National University

The Development Agenda presents a real opportunity to revolutionize the international governance of intellectual property law and policy. The litmus test for its success, however, will be if and how the agenda is implemented in practice. The chapters cover a range of fundamental issues surrounding the agenda and examine its recommendations from multidisciplinary and multi-regional perspectives. Several essays explore the role of WIPO and its member states in steering the direction of future reform; other contributions examine specific recommendations on WIPO’s activities within the broader context of development.

With contributions from leading scholars from around the world, this essential collection represents the next stage in the evolution of the Development Agenda as it grapples with how to advance from conceptual framework to practical implementation.

— Michael Geist, University of Ottawa

Jeremy de Beer

Wilfrid Laurier University Press, CIGI, IDRC / 2009-01-01

ISBN: 978-1-55458-154-2 / 204 pg.
e-ISBN: 978-1-55250-454-3

You can download the PDF or ePUB versions of the book from the IDRC website, or purchase it from online retailers like Amazon.