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Trading Up: The Evolution and Implementation of Intellectual Property Rights in U.S. Free Trade Agreements

Trading Up: The Evolution and Implementation of Intellectual Property Rights in U.S. Free Trade Agreements

Trading Up Cover 228x300Intellectual property (IP) is a critical driver of economic growth and the development of new ideas, technologies, and solutions globally. The increasing importance of IP in a global economy was recognized and advanced with the successful negotiation of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). Concluded almost 20 years ago, TRIPS established an important global baseline of IP protection and enforcement.

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Heading in a Different Direction? The European Medicine Agency’s Policy on the Public Release of Clinical Trials Data

Heading in a Different Direction? The European Medicine Agency’s Policy on the Public Release of Clinical Trials Data

EMA study cover graphicThe purpose of this briefing paper is to examine and compare the draft guidelines issued in 2013 by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), titled “Publication and Access to Clinical-Trial Data,” with existing practices in the European Union (EU) and internationally regarding regulatory data protection and data transparency initiatives.

Charting the Course – The GIPC International IP Index, 2nd Edition

Charting the Course – The GIPC International IP Index, 2nd Edition

Innovative economies that harness the ingenuity of their citizenry propel the creation of jobs, protection of public safety, access to future innovations, and stimulate competition in the global economy. Safeguarding IP supports domestic innovators and creators, attracts world-leading research and development, and creates and sustains high-quality future jobs.

The 2nd edition of the GIPC International IP Index, Charting the Course, maps the IP environment of 25 countries from around the world utilizing 30 factors, which are indicative of an IP environments that fosters growth and development. The result is a rigorous statistical tool that business and policy makers can use to measure a country’s direction as they seek to chart a course to promoting an innovative and creative economy.

U.S.-China IP Cooperation Dialogue 2013

U.S.-China IP Cooperation Dialogue 2013

In 2013, IP experts from the U.S. and China engaged in-depth discussions on the most complex and challenging IP issues facing China.

INDIA: International Outlier on IP

INDIA: International Outlier on IP

020797_GIPC_India_Outlier_226x288pxRecent policy, regulatory, and legal decisions have deteriorated IP rights in the country, making India an outlier in the international community. The purpose of the review, India: The International Outlier on IP, is to provide a succinct and evidence-based analysis of the consequences of India’s poor IP environment.