Citation[edit | edit source]

Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Integrating Intellectual Property Rights and Development Policy (Sept. 12, 2002) (full-text).

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Commission's tasks were to consider:

  • how national IPR regimes could best be designed to benefit developing countries within the context of international agreements, including TRIPS;
  • how the international framework of rules and agreements might be improved and developed — for instance in the area of traditional knowledge — and the relationship between IPR rules and regimes covering access to genetic resources;
  • the broader policy framework needed to complement intellectual property regimes including for instance controlling anti-competitive practices through competition policy and law.
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