Wednesday, February 07, 2007

CIEL Reprot on IP and sustainable development

The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) has released a new report Intellectual Property Bilateral Agreements and Sustainable Development:THE CHALLENGES OF IMPLEMENTATION


"This paper examines the development of strategies for developing country officials, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders with respect to the implementation of intellectual property provisions in bilateral and regional free trade agreements. In particular, the paper aims to raise awareness of the continuing pressure for higher intellectual property protection during the implementation and annual review of bilateral trade agreements, as well as to outline the opportunities created by the diverse options for implementation to “claw back” policy space."

CIEL’s Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development Project works with non-governmental organizations and developing country governments to include sustainable development concerns in current multilateral and bilateral rules on intellectual property.

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