Resource Book on TRIPS and Development

The Resource Book, conceived as a practical guide to the TRIPS Agreement, provides detailed analysis of each of its provisions, aiming at a sound understanding of WTO Members' rights and obligations. The purpose is to clarify the implications of the Agreement especially highlighting the areas in which the treaty leaves leeway to Members for the pursuit of their own policy objectives, according to their respective levels of development. In doing so, the book does not produce tailor-made prescriptions but gives guidance on the implications of specific issues and on the options available. The book is not limited to the analysis of the TRIPS Agreement but to the consideration of related questions and developments at the national, regional, and international level.


"In terms of its coverage and structure, the Resource Book is a major achievement…this is an excellent reference book. It contains a wealth of information and detailed analysis that will appeal to scholars of international intellectual property law and to the wider policy community." -- European Intellectual Property Review