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.
PART 1 - NATURE OF OBLIGATIONS, PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTIVES
PART 2 - SUBSTANTIVE OBLIGATIONS
PART 3 - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND COMPETITION
PART 4 - ENFORCEMENT, MAINTENANCE AND ACQUISITION
PART 5 - INTERPRETATION AND DISPUTE SETTLEMENT AND PREVENTION
PART 6 - TRANSITIONAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS