South Centre has recently published its Research Paper 15 on "The Changing Structure and Governance of Intellectual Property Enforcement". The paper produced through South Centre's Innovation and Access to Knowledge Programme (IAKP) provides a broad overview and analysis of the changing multilateral framework for intellectual property enforcement and develops policy recommendations for developing countries. It examines current multilateral obligations and traces developments in the field of intellectual property enforcement in various multilateral fora, including the WCO, WHO, WIPO, WTO and Interpol. Finally, it analyses the approach of the United States and European Union to strengthening intellectual property enforcement in third countries through regional, bilateral and unilateral mechanisms such as regional and bilateral agreements.
The Research Paper is authored by Ermias Tekeste Biadgleng and Viviana Munoz Tellez, Programme Officers of the Innovation and Access to Knowledge Programme, South Centre.