Title: The political economy of intellectual property protection: technological protectionism and transfer of revenue among nations

Authors: Paulo R. De Almeida

Addresses: Embassy of Brazil, 34 Cours Albert ler, 75008 Paris, France

Abstract: This paper discusses the differing attitudes of developing and developed countries to protection of intellectual property rights and the effects on international trade negotiations. It highlights the trend in industrialized countries towards technological protectionism and the economic and social costs for developing countries. Finally, suggestions are made as to how these difficulties may be resolved.

Keywords: intellectual property rights; IPR: technological protectionism; technology transfer; GATT; Uruguay round; private appropriation; social redistribution; global diffusion; technology diffusion; technological dependence; technological paradigm; cross licensing; international trade; developing countries.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1995.025623

International Journal of Technology Management, 1995 Vol.10 No.2/3, pp.214 - 229

Published online: 23 May 2009 *

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