IP and development: a road map for developing countries in the 21st Century

Olwan, Rami ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6596-8931 and Fitzgerald, Brian (2015) IP and development: a road map for developing countries in the 21st Century. In: Copyright Perspectives: Past, Present and Prospect. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 85-96. ISBN 978-3-319-15912-6


The value of an intellectual property (IP) regime to a developing country (or for that matter a developed country) is the subject of increasing debate. On one side IP evangelists argue that IP laws can stimulate untold innovation and provide a foundation for economic progress. On the other side IP sceptics or abolitionists question whether IP laws really incentivise innovation or simply represent an unforeseen burden on social and economic development. The reality for many countries is that while theoretical debates are important they do not provide immediate solutions. For this reason, we want to put the polarising debates to one side and focus on how developing countries can utilise and sensitize IP to their development needs. In order to do this in the following pages, we outline current thoughts on development theory, how it informs IP law and practice and then produces some practical suggestions about ways in which developing countries can grow and implement IP regimes that are more supportive of their need.

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Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2021 04:50
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Uncontrolled Keywords: intellectual property; free trade agreement; gross national income; intellectual property protection; World Intellectual Property Organisation
Fields of Research (2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180115 Intellectual Property Law
Fields of Research (2020): 48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4803 International and comparative law > 480399 International and comparative law not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15913-3_6
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/45423

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