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Intellectual Property Rights in the Global Economy

ISBN-10: 0881322822
ISBN-13: 9780881322828
Edition: 2000
Authors: Keith E. Maskus
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Peterson Institute for International Economics
Publication date: 8/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Issue Is Deeper than American Movies
The Evolving Global System
Economic Issues
Objectives of the Study
Organization of the Volume and Summary of Findings
A Road Map for the TRIPs Ahead
General Obligations
Copyrights
Trademarks and Indications
Patents
Integrated Circuits
Trade Secrets
Control of Anticompetitive Practices
Enforcement
Transition Periods
Administration of TRIPs
Summary
Globalization and the Economics of Intellectual Property Rights: Dancing the Dual Distortion
Economics of Intellectual Property Rights
Structures and Objectives of IPRs
Sectoral Reliance on IPRs
The Evolving US System: Protectionism Unchained?
Globalization and the Technology Content of Trade
Pressures for Change in the Global IPRs System
Summary
The Global Effects of Intellectual Property Rights: Measuring What Cannot Be Seen
Measuring Intellectual Property Rights across Borders
Determinants of Intellectual Property Rights
The Effects of IPRs on International Economic Activity
IPRs and International Technology Transfer
Summary
Intellectual Property Rights and Economic Development: Patents, Growth, and Growing Pains
How IPRs Contribute to Development
Global Research and Development
How IPRs Hamper Economic Development
Evidence on the Overall Impact of IPRs on Growth
Summary
The Global Policy Framework: Intellectual Property Rights and Wrongs?
Putting TRIPs into Action
TRIPs as an Economic Optimizer
Regional Initiatives
Summary
Benefiting from Intellectual Property Protection: Take the Medicine, but Get Some Exercise, Too
National Policies to Optimize IPRs
IPRs and Social Regulation
International Initiatives
Summary
Conclusions and Policy Recommendations: Are We There Yet?
Where We Are
Where We Are Going
Does TRIPs Belong in the WTO?
The Way Forward Is to Be Forward-Looking
References
Index
Tables
Substantive requirements of the TRIPs agreement in the WTO
Instruments and agreements for protecting IPRs
Patent applications in selected countries
Trademark applications in selected countries
Applications for registrations of plant varieties in selected countries
Indicators of demand for copyright products in selected countries
Trade in IPR-sensitive goods for selected countries
Trade in IPR-sensitive services and royalties and license fees
Inward and outward stocks of foreign direct investment
Membership trends in key intellectual property conventions
Qualitative trends in intellectual property protection, selected countries
Indices of the strength of IPRs laws
Survey indices of perceived strength of IPRs
Estimated rates of software piracy and lost revenues
Determinants of Ginarte-Park Patent Rights Index
1985 income levels and 1990 predicted patent indices
Simulated increases in total imports by sector into developing countries resulting from strengthened patent laws
Percentage of firms claiming that strength or weakness of IPRs has a strong effect on whether direct investments will be made, by type of facility, 1991
Percentage of firms claiming that intellectual property protection is too weak to permit type of investment, 1991
Simultaneous equations models of the impact of patent strength on international exploitation of intellectual assets
Estimates of the general-equilibrium knowledge capital model
Simulated static effects of stronger IPRs enforcement in Lebanon, 1996
Estimated static rent transfers from TRIPs-induced strengthening of 1998 patent laws
Estimates of how TRIPs patent changes affect international flows of economic activity for selected countries
Summary of IPRs exhaustion regimes
Figures
Basic access innovation trade-off in IPRs
Relationship between patent rights and per capita GNP

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