Intellectual Property Report in an Term Paper

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The WIPO Copyright Treaty significantly takes on some of the elements of the Berne Convention.

For patens and other industrial property protection treaties, there are similar challenges in attempting to create a common denominator among the different national legislations. From this point-of-view, the Paris Convention takes over some of the roles fulfilled by some of the previously mentioned conventions. As a multilateral convention, it is important to create a minimum standard in terms of the protection of industrial property.

One of the most overarching agreements on intellectual property rights and their protection in an international framework is done within the World Trade Organization through TRIPS. TRIPS covers copyright and related rights, but also a wide array of other intellectual property, such as industrial designs and patents, trademarks and geographical indications

There are three main sections that form this multilateral agreement. The first deals with standards, in other words, with the common denominator in terms of the conditions that each of the state signatory to the agreement needs to uphold. The second covers the way to enforce these standards. As previously mentioned, enforcing these standards remains one of the main challenges, given the separate national jurisdictions. The TRIPS provides general principles and an overall framework of procedures that can be applied. Finally, the third part of the treaty refers to general procedures in terms of dispute settlement between signatories of TRIPS.
The new current economic environment clearly favors individual and business creativity and the capacity to use that creativity in order to become more competitive on the market. However, the global business environment also makes it more difficult to defend intellectual property in an international arena. Several international treaties and regulations tend to work towards solving problems such as creating and imposing standards.

Bibliography

1. Lemley, Mark. Property Intellectual Property and Free Riding. Texas Law Review, Vol. 83, p. 1031, 2005

2. Larrick, Andrew. Resource Guide for Researching Intellectual Property Law in an International Context. June 2008. On the Internet at http://library.law.columbia.edu/guides/International_intellectual_property. Last retrieved on May 7, 2010

3. Overview -- TRIPS Agreement. On the Internet at http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/trips_e/intel2_e.htm. Last retrieved on May 7, 2010

Lemley, Mark. Property Intellectual Property and Free Riding. Texas Law Review, Vol. 83, p. 1031, 2005

Larrick, Andrew. Resource Guide for Researching Intellectual Property Law in an International Context. June 2008. On the Internet at http://library.law.columbia.edu/guides/International_intellectual_property. Last retrieved on May 7, 2010

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TRIPS Agreement. On the Internet at http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/trips_e/intel2_e.htm. Last retrieved on May 7, 2010.....

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