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Despite the United States withdrawing from the Trans-Pacic Partnership (TPP) Agreement, its template of rules remains highly relevant for future negotiations on international trade. This book helps to evaluate the legal provisions of this pact, its background and its possible evolutionary path. There is a view in the policy discourse that India should actively embrace the norms contained in the Agreement. Trans-Pacic Partnership Agreement: A Framework for Future Trade Rules? offers a balanced and objective analysis of the likely impact of the TPP template of rules on developing countries such as India and significantly contributes to the ongoing debate regarding India's ideal stance. This book will be useful for policymakers, trade lawyers, policy analysts, academics, economists and government officials, especially those from developing countries.

IPR and New Rule-making
IPR and new rule-making
Chandni Raina
Introduction

The scope and extent of intellectual property rights (IPRs) protection in countries are entirely defined by the underlying domestic legal regime and its complementing administrative machinery. Countries can frame a legal regime that best serves their purpose while also ensuring compliance with any multilateral or international regime the concerned country may be party to. Prior to the Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS or TRIPS Agreement), the available policy space enabled countries to have vastly differing levels of protection modulated in accordance with their level of development, stakeholder requirements and sector-specific demands. The conclusion of the TRIPS Agreement in 1995 brought in its wake a complete overhaul in the level ...

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