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The Developmental Ramifications of Vanuatu's Intellectual Property Commitments on Joining the World Trade Organisation

Forsyth, Miranda


After over a decade of protracted negotiations, Vanuatu joined the World Trade Organimtion (WTO) in 2012. Intellectual property provisions formed part of Vanuatu's accession package, and included some Agreement on TradeRelated Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPs) Plus provisions. This paper will look at the potential effects that these new undertakings will have on two key areas of development, namely, health and education. It argues that the new intellectual property framework is likely to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pacific Studies
Access Rights: Open Access


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