This book should be read by all those interested in the complex connections amongst international governance, intellectual property rights, and development.
—Peter Drahos, Australian National University
With contributions from leading scholars from around the world, this essential collection represents the next stage in the evolution of the Development Agenda as it grapples with how to advance from conceptual framework to practical implementation.
— Michael Geist, University of Ottawa
The newly adopted World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Development Agenda presents a real opportunity to revolutionize the international governance of intellectual property law and policy. The litmus test for its success, however, will be if and how the agenda is implemented in practice. This edited collection brings together a series of incisive essays written by leading thinkers from emerging economies, Canada, and elsewhere to develop concrete strategies for implementing the agenda.
The essays cover a range of fundamental issues surrounding the agenda and examine its recommendations from multidisciplinary and multi-regional perspectives. Several essays explore the role of WIPO and its member states in steering the direction of future reform; other contributions examine specific recommendations on WIPO’s activities within the broader context of development.
Jeremy de Beer is a law professor at the University of Ottawa who teaches, among other things, global intellectual property policy and social justice. His research and recent publications relate mainly to the intersection of intellectual property, technology, and international development. He is online at www.jeremydebeer.ca