[Ip-health] New Book: Designing IP Policies in Developing Countries

Sangeeta ssangeeta at myjaring.net
Thu Aug 5 07:24:18 PDT 2010

Title : New Book: Designing IP Policies in Developing Countries
Date : 02 August 2010



New Book Release

Designing Intellectual Property Policies in Developing Countries

By Carlos M Correa

Publisher: TWN (ISBN: 978-967-5412-32-5)

Year: 2010 No. of pages: 64


Few areas have seen greater erosion of developing countries¹ policy options
than in the field of intellectual property (IP). Over the years, the scope
for these countries to formulate their own national intellectual property
policies has narrowed considerably as a result of binding international
rules which impose high standards for IP protection.

   Nevertheless, there remains room for governments to draw up IP policies
tailored to their countries¹ needs and level of development. The ultimate
aim of these policies, stresses this book, should not be to protect the
private proprietary rights of inventors and creators per se but to design an
IP regime that is instrumental to attaining the development objectives of
the country.

   Towards this end, developing countries must make full use of the
policy-making flexibilities provided for in international IP law. This book
sets out recommendations on how this can be done, in relation to the key
development objectives of promoting industrial and agricultural advancement,
safeguarding public health and the environment, and enhancing access to
knowledge and creative works. It also looks at how developing countries can
better defend their interests in global IP fora and, beyond that, steer the
international standard-setting process in a more development-friendly


CARLOS CORREA is Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies on
Industrial Property and Economic Law at the University of Buenos Aires,


1. Introduction 

2. Designing Pro-Development Intellectual Property Legislation

3. Industrial Development
Innovation in manufacturing
The case of Japan
Stages of industrial development

4. Public Health
Patentability requirements
Research and ³early working² exceptions
Parallel imports
Compulsory licences
Test data protection

5. Intellectual Property Rights in Agriculture

6. Access to Knowledge

7. Intellectual Property Policy and the Environment

8. International Policy-Making

9. Conclusions


                                          PRICE        POSTAGE

Malaysia                             RM10.00      RM2.00
Third World countries         US$7.00       US$3.00 (air); US$1.00 (sea)
Other foreign countries        US$10.00     US$4.00 (air); US$1.00 (sea)

(For orders of more than 3 copies, please write in for reduced postal rate)

How to Order the Book

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Tel: 604-2266159
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