MPI Studies on Intellectual Property and Competition Law

Intellectual Property and Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region

Editors: Antons, Christoph, Hilty, Reto M. (Eds.)

  • Written by experts in the IP developments of the Asia-Pacific region
  • Multidisciplinary approach with chapters on law and economics and the political economy of region
  • Comprehensive regional coverage and selection of FTAs with significant IP chapters
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This book is highly topical. The shift from the multilateral WTO negotiations to bilateral and regional Free Trade Agreements has been going on for some time, but it is bound to accelerate after the WTO Doha round of negotiations is now widely regarded as a failure. However, there is a particular regional angle to this topic as well. After concluding that further progress in the Doha round was unlikely, Pacific Rim nations recently have progressed with the negotiations of a greatly expanded Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement that includes industrialised economies and developed countries such as the United States, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, recently emerged economies such as Singapore, but also several developing countries in Asia and Latin America such as Malaysia and Vietnam. US and EU led efforts to conclude FTAs with Asia-Pacific nations are also bound to accelerate again, after a temporary slowdown in the negotiations following the change of government in the United States and the expiry of the US President’s fast-track negotiation authority. The book will provide an assessment of these dynamics in the world’s fastest growing region. It will look at the IP chapters from a legal perspective, but also put the developments into a socio-economic and political context. Many agreements in fact are concluded because of this context rather than for purely economic reasons or to achieve progress in fields like IP law. The structure of the book follows an outline that groups countries into interest alliances according to their respective IP priorities. This ranges from the driving forces of the EU, US and Japan, via Asia-Pacific resource-rich but IP poor economies such as Australia and New Zealand, recently emerged economies with strong IP systems such as Singapore and Korea to leading developing countries such as China and India and ‘second tier industrializing economies’ such as Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.

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“It offers a well-structured framework (seven parts) and choice of topics (with 13 chapters, excluding the introduction) in an effort to shed some light on these puzzling and intricate issues. … the present book is not only a welcome addition to the literature on FTAs, Asia or Asia-Pacific study, but also a useful resource for deciphering the interrelation between FTAs and IP. It is a must-read for IP scholars and practitioners alike.” (Kung-Chung Liu, International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition, Vol. 47, 2016)

“This excellent collection describes the FTA process in the Asia Pacific region. … This is a very useful and informative book.” (Michael Blakeney, European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 37 (8), 2015)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: IP and the Asia-Pacific ‘Spaghetti Bowl’ of Free Trade Agreements

    Antons, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • An Overview of Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region with a Particular Focus on Intellectual Property

    Antons, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 27-53

  • Legal Effects and Policy Considerations for Free Trade Agreements: What Is Wrong with FTAs?

    Hilty, Reto M. (et al.)

    Pages 55-84

  • What Drives Regionalism in East Asia—And Why It Matters

    Ravenhill, John

    Pages 87-108

  • The Topology of ASEAN FTAs, with Special Reference to IP-Related Provisions

    Wattanapruttipaisan, Thitapha

    Pages 109-152

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intellectual Property and Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region
Editors
  • Christoph Antons
  • Reto M. Hilty
Series Title
MPI Studies on Intellectual Property and Competition Law
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Satyam Books, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-30888-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-30888-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-30887-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51041-4
Series ISSN
2191-5822
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 438
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