Principles for Intellectual Property Provisions in Bilateral and Regional Agreements

  • Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan
  • Josef Drexl
  • Reto M. Hilty
  • Annette Kur
  • Mor Bakhoum
  • Thomas Jaeger
  • Kaya Köklü
  • Matthias Lamping
  • Souheir Nadde-Phlix
  • Jeremy de Beer
  • Carlos Correa
  • Graeme Dinwoodie
  • Susy Frankel
  • Sean Flynn
  • Holger Hestermeyer
  • Bryan Mercurio
  • Pedro Roffe
  • Xavier Seuba
  • Peter Yu
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Abstract

For several years, research at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (MPI) − in collaboration with experts from all over the world − has examined the trend of bilateral and regional agreements that include provisions on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights. By building on this research, the following principles
  1. express core concerns regarding the use of IP provisions as a bargaining chip in international trade negotiations, the increasing comprehensiveness of international IP rules and the lack of transparency and inclusiveness in the negotiating process; and

     
  1. recommend international rules and procedures that can achieve a better, mutually advantageous and balanced regulation of international IP.

     
These principles emanate from several consultations within the MPI and especially from a workshop that was held with external experts in October 2012 in Munich, Germany. They represent the views of those first signatories and are open to signature by scholars who share the objectives of the Principles.

Keywords

Intellectual property provisions Bilateral agreements Regional agreements 

Copyright information

© Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan
    • 1
  • Josef Drexl
    • 4
  • Reto M. Hilty
    • 4
  • Annette Kur
    • 2
  • Mor Bakhoum
    • 3
  • Thomas Jaeger
    • 3
  • Kaya Köklü
    • 3
  • Matthias Lamping
    • 3
  • Souheir Nadde-Phlix
    • 5
  • Jeremy de Beer
    • 6
  • Carlos Correa
    • 7
  • Graeme Dinwoodie
    • 8
  • Susy Frankel
    • 9
  • Sean Flynn
    • 10
  • Holger Hestermeyer
    • 11
  • Bryan Mercurio
    • 12
  • Pedro Roffe
    • 13
  • Xavier Seuba
    • 14
  • Peter Yu
    • 15
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition LawMunichGermany
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition LawMunichGermany
  3. 3.Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition LawMunichGermany
  4. 4.Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition LawMunichGermany
  5. 5.Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition LawMunichGermany
  6. 6.University of OttawaOttawaCanada
  7. 7.University of Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina
  8. 8.Oxford University - St Peter’s CollegeOxfordUK
  9. 9.Victoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand
  10. 10.Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property American UniversityWashington - College of LawWashingtonUSA
  11. 11.Max-Planck-Institute for International LawHeidelbergGermany
  12. 12.The Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  13. 13.International Centre for Trade and Sustainable DevelopmentGenevaSwitzerland
  14. 14.CEIPIUniversité de StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance
  15. 15.Drake University Law SchoolDes MoinesUSA

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