Many developing countries have adopted strong IP laws hoping that it would assist in their social and economic development. For these laws to be effective, they need to be translated into implementing strategies. This chapter gives a brief introduction to the theory of IP and development that is gaining more interest by IP scholars and commentators. It discusses the theory of IP and development and provides policy and practical recommendations that developing countries can adopt to serve their social and economic objectives.
- Intellectual Property
- Free Trade Agreement
- Gross National Income
- Intellectual Property Protection
- World Intellectual Property Organisation
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