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Archived updates for Monday, August 23, 2004

WIPO: I/P Institution Building for LDCs

Over the next year, WIPO Magazine will publish a series of articles aimed at lesser developed countries addressing their IP needs in the area of "IP institution building." This first article provides some background on the current situation in these LDCs where, for some, the IP system is a crucial factor in their prosperity in this era of the knowledge economy. Others, on the other hand view I/P as a kind of new protectionism, compensating for declining forms of trade protection such as tariffs, non-tariff, measures and subsidies.
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