The Development Agenda at WIPO: Context and Origins

Book chapter in Neil Weinstock Netanel (ed.), The Development Agenda: Global Intellectual Property and Developing Countries, 2008, Oxford University Press, p. 33-50

Posted: 3 Oct 2017

See all articles by Henrique Choer Moraes

Henrique Choer Moraes

Embassy of Brazil in New Zealand ; KU Leuven

Otavio Brandelli

Independent

Date Written: October 1, 2008

Abstract

The Development Agenda is premised on the concerns disseminated worldwide about the adverse effects that might stem from upwardly harmonized, “one size fits all” intellectual property rules. The “Agenda” is a serious attempt to bring these concerns into the purview of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in a cross-cutting and permanent manner, a process that has already taken place in other international organizations. The chapter examines the theoretical and factual underpinnings that led to the proposal for the “WIPO Development Agenda” put forward in 2004 and its subsequent adoption in 2007.

Keywords: WIPO, WTO, patent, copyright, IP, TRIPS, TRIPS-plus, norm-setting, flexibilities

Suggested Citation

Choer Moraes, Henrique and Brandelli, Otavio, The Development Agenda at WIPO: Context and Origins (October 1, 2008). Book chapter in Neil Weinstock Netanel (ed.), The Development Agenda: Global Intellectual Property and Developing Countries, 2008, Oxford University Press, p. 33-50 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3046270

Henrique Choer Moraes (Contact Author)

Embassy of Brazil in New Zealand ( email )

Level 13, 10 Customhouse Quay
Wellington, 6011
New Zealand

KU Leuven ( email )

Belgium

Otavio Brandelli

Independent ( email )

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
133
PlumX Metrics