New Reports On TRIPS And Tech Transfer, LDC NeedsPublished on 14 May 2011 @ 9:55 pm
Intellectual Property Watch
Two new reports circulated in Geneva this week examine ways to improve technology transfer to least-developed countries (LDCs) as mandated under international intellectual property trade rules, and assessments of the intellectual property needs of LDCs in recent years.
The reports are issued by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). They both relate to components of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
The first, Meaningful Technology Transfer to LDCs: A Proposal for a Monitoring Mechanism for TRIPS Article 66.2, authored by Suerie Moon of Harvard University, is available here [pdf].
The second, LDC Needs Assessment under TRIPS: The ICTSD Experience (2007- 2011), is available here [pdf].