Implementing Intellectual Property Rights under a Development Perspective:

Presentation of the UNCTAD-ICTSD Resource Book on TRIPS and Development

ICTSD-UNCTAD Reception at the World Meteorological Organization,
Geneva, Switzerland, 21 April 2005


ICTSD and UNCTAD will hold a public reception to celebrate the launch of the UNCTAD - ICTSD Resource Book on TRIPS and Development on 21 April 2005. The Resource Book , published by Cambridge University Press, is a guide to the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). It analyses the implications of the TRIPS Agreement's provisions, specifically highlighting the areas in which the Agreement gives Members leeway to pursue their own developmental policy objectives. The Book is aimed at the entire community of actors that influence intellectual property policy -- decision-makers, negotiators, the private sector, and civil society, particularly in developing countries. It attempts to provide them with the information necessary to best determine their own development objectives, and equip them to effectively advance those objectives at the national, regional, and international levels.

The presentation of the Book will take place at 18:00 in the Restaurant of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Avenue de la Paix 7bis, top floor. For more information, please contact Andrew Stevenson at ICTSD (Tel + 41 22 917 8664, Fax: + 41 22 917 80 93, E-mail: [email protected]).


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