This guidance document endeavours to present the provisions of the TRIPS Agreement that are most relevant. A spectrum of views has been expressed as to whether IPRs present a barrier to technology development, diffusion and transfer in developing countries, whether the IP system is an essential mechanism for technology development and diffusion, and the scope and implications for technology diffusion of existing international standards.
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Topics: Trade, Technology, COP22 List of UN Publications
Type of material: Guidance Document
Publication date: 2010