Intellectual Property Rights and Trade

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Ashgate Research Companion to International Trade Policy
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781317043096
ISBN (Print)9781409408352
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2012 Kenneth Heydon and Stephen Woolcock

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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