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Japan's emerging role in the global pharmaceutical intellectual property regime: A tale of two trade agreements

Townsend, Belinda; Gleeson, Deborah; Lopert, Ruth

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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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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/164556
Source: The Journal of World Intellectual Property
DOI: 10.1111/jwip.12099

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