The Debate Between The Developed And Developing Countries Concerning The Trips Agreement
The Agreement provides for cooperation in three main areas: however, Members may choose to implement laws offering broader protection than that required by the Agreement, as long as the additional protection is not contrary to the provisions of the Agreement. Article 63.2 of the TRIPS Agreement requires Members to communicate the laws and regulations relating to the subject matter of the Agreement (availability, scope, acquisition, enforcement and prevention of abuse of intellectual property rights). It may also clarify or interpret the provisions of the Agreement. Carla Hesse (2002: 26), however, is a useful reminder that “the concept of intellectual property – the idea that an idea can be possessed – is a child of the European Enlightenment.” . . .