Twenty-five years ago, when the Uruguay Round negotiations had just begun, many people asked whether intellectual property rights (IPRs) had anything to do with international trade agreements. The common view among trade experts at the time was that, while trade agreements ultimately focus on the liberalization of international trade in goods and services, IPRs do just the opposite; that is, they increase the propensity for protectionism.
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© 2012 Kenneth Heydon and Stephen Woolcock
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