Experts Propose Principles For IP Provisions In Bilateral, Regional Agreements 20/06/2013 by William New, Intellectual Property Watch Leave a Comment IP-Watch is a non-profit independent news service, and subscribing to our service helps support our goals of bringing more transparency to global IP and innovation policies. To access all of our content, please subscribe now. You also have the opportunity to offer additional support to your subscription, or to donate. From infojustice.org, posted by Dr. Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan, senior research fellow, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (Munich), and research fellow, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (McGill University, Montreal): “For several years, research at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (MPI) – in collaboration with experts from all over the world – has examined the trend of bilateral and regional agreements that include provisions on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights. Building on this research, we have drafted a set of PRINCIPLES FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROVISIONS IN BILATERAL AND REGIONAL AGREEMENTS. These Principles express our core concerns regarding the use of IP provisions as a bargaining chip in international trade negotiations; the increasing comprehensiveness and complexity of international IP rules in bilateral and regional agreements; the lack of transparency and inclusiveness in the negotiating process; and the resulting imbalances that are often reflected in the respective IP provisions negotiated on the bilateral or regional level. The Principles recommend international rules and procedures that can achieve a better, mutually advantageous and balanced regulation of international IP. The principles represent the views of the drafters and are open to signature by anyone who shares the objectives of the Principles. They will be formally presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) in Oxford, United Kingdom, 23-26 June 2013.” William New may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org."Experts Propose Principles For IP Provisions In Bilateral, Regional Agreements" by Intellectual Property Watch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.