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2006

Marquette University Law School

World Trade Organization

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The International Intellectual Property Law System: New Actors, New Institutions, New Sources, Graeme B. Dinwoodie Apr 2006

The International Intellectual Property Law System: New Actors, New Institutions, New Sources, Graeme B. Dinwoodie

Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review

International intellectual property norms are ow being developed by a wide range of institutions- some national, some international, and some that do not fit neatly into either category; by bodies designed to address intellectual property; by trade and other bodies; and by actors public, private, and indeterminate. This new wave of international norm creation not only augments a growing body of substantive norms but also raises difficult structural questions about the future development of the international intellectual property system.


Trips: A Link Too Far? A Proposal For Procedural Restraints On Regulatory Linkage In The Wto, Sean Pager Apr 2006

Trips: A Link Too Far? A Proposal For Procedural Restraints On Regulatory Linkage In The Wto, Sean Pager

Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review

In dramatically expanding the reach of international intellectual property law, the TRIPs Agreement both epitomizes a new trend toward globalized regulation and signaled a controversial shift in approach by the WTO away from its narrow focus on trade. Equally controversial was the manner in which TRIPs came about. By strategically linking intellectual property protection to substantively unrelated trade negotiations, developed countries were able to push through a much more ambitious harmonization of IP law than would otherwise have been possible. Such package dealing making offers a powerful mechanism to advance global governance. However, unrestricted use of linkage strategies risks suboptimal ...


Is There An Antitrust Antidote Against Ip Overprotection Within Trips?, Marco Ricolfi Apr 2006

Is There An Antitrust Antidote Against Ip Overprotection Within Trips?, Marco Ricolfi

Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review

The Article explores the mini-body of antitrust provisions to be found within TRIPs. It advocates a general-principles based and systematic interpretative approach of these provisions with a view to finding in them an antidote to the ratcheting up of IP protection otherwise encouraged by TRIPs. In this framework, it is argued that member countries retain considerable flexibility to incorporate pro-competitive inputs and to give appropriate consideration to non-intellectual property interests in adopting legislation at the intersection of antitrust and IP. The Article further develops criteria to assess the TRIPs-compatibility both of antitrust intervention and of generalized, ex ante legislative measures ...


Trips And Its Discontents, Peter K. Yu, Peter K. Yu Jan 2006

Trips And Its Discontents, Peter K. Yu, Peter K. Yu

Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review

This Article traces the development of the TRIPs Agreement and explores why less developed countries were dissatisfied with the international intellectual property system. It also looks at the future challenges confronting these countries and what they need to do to preserve the goals and intentions behind the TRIPs negotiations. The Article begins by describing the four different narratives used to explain the origins of the TRIPs Agreement. It contends that, while none of these narratives is complete, each of them provides valuable insight into understanding the context in which the Agreement was created. The Article then explores why less developed ...