Comment on How Latin American Countries View IP Protection, Inter American Dialogue’s

Fernández, Mary (2010)

Latin American Advisor.


How Do Latin American Countries View IP Protection?

Latin American officials in charge of intellectual property (IP) rights in their respective countries met last week in Santiago as part of activities marking World Intellectual Property Day on April 26. Has Latin America bought into the notion that IP protections can be a tool for development and innovation? Where is this happening and where is it not? Are countries complying fully with their TRIPs obligations? What more can countries do to position themselves competitively to attract investment in tech-intensive areas such as biosciences R&D?

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