Protecting Intellectual Property in the Developing World: Next Stop—Thailand

By: Cortney M. Arnold

This iBrief examines the U.S. strategy for strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs) in Southeast Asia through the use of free trade agreements (FTAs). After briefly examining the U.S. methodology for strengthening IPRs outside the U.S., this iBrief predicts that the intellectual property provisions in the final text of the U.S.-Thailand FTA, which is currently being negotiated, will be very similar to the provisions in previous FTAs that the United States has negotiated with other developing countries.

Cite: 2006 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0010

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