Townsend, Belinda; Gleeson, Deborah; Lopert, Ruth
This paper explores Japan's role in reshaping the global pharmaceutical intellectual property regime by examining its position on the expansion of intellectual property rights (IPR)
in negotiations for two regional trade agreements: the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and the Regional
Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Through systematic analysis of leaked negotiating texts documenting its positions on key issues, we demonstrate Japan is now
playing a pivotal role in...[Show more]
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