trips agreement

Prof. Peter K. Yu

Drake University Law School

Summer 2011

Instructor's Web Reference Works



Lecture 1 (5/9):  TRIPS and Its Origins


Optional Readings:

  • Frederick M. Abbott, The WTO TRIPS Agreement and Global Economic Development, in Public Policy and Global Technological Integration 39 (Frederick M. Abbott & David J. Gerber eds., 1997)

  • A. Jane Bradley, Intellectual Property Rights, Investment and trade in Services in the Uruguay Round: Laying the Foundation, 23 Stan. J. Int値 L. 57 (1987)

  • Vincent Chiappetta, The Desirability of Agreeing to Disagree: The WTO, TRIPs, International IPR Exhaustion and a Few Other Things, 21 Mich. J. Int値 L. 333 (2000)

  • Carlos M. Correa, Intellectual Property Rights, the WTO, and Development Countries: The TRIPS Agreement and Policy (2001)

  • Daniel Gervais, The TRIPs Agreement: Drafting History and Analysis (1998)

  • Global Dimensions of Intellectual Property Rights in Science and Technology (Michael B. Wallerstein et al. eds., 1993)

  • Tara Kalagher Giunta & Lily H. Shang, Ownership of Information in a Global Economy, 27 Geo. Wash. J. Int値 L. & Econ. 327 (1993)

  • Marci A. Hamilton, The TRIPS Agreement: Imperialistic, Outdated, and Overprotective, 29 Vand. J. Transnat値 L. 613 (1996)

  • Intellectual Property Rights: Global Consensus, Global Conflict? (R. Michael Gadbaw & Timothy J. Richards eds., 1988)

  • Intellectual Property Rights in Emerging Markets (Clarissa Long ed., 2000)

  • John H. Jackson & Alan O. Sykes, Implementing the Uruguay Round (1997)

  • Keith E. Maskus, Intellectual Property Rights in the Global Economy (2002)

  • Charles R. McManis, Intellectual Property and International Mergers and Acquisitions, 66 U. Cin. L. Rev. 1283 (1998)

  • Neil Weinstock Netanel, Asserting Copyright's Democratic Principles in the Global Arena, 51 Vand. L. Rev. 217 (1998)

  • Ruth Okediji, Toward an International Fair Use Doctrine, 39 Colum. J. Transnat'l L. 75 (2000)

  • J.H. Reichman, From Free Riders to Fair Followers: Global Competition Under the TRIPS Agreement, 29 N.Y.U. J. Int値 L. & Pol. 11 (1997)

  • J.H. Reichman, Beyond the Historical Lines of Demarcation: Competition Law, Intellectual Property Rights, and International Trade After the GATT痴 Uruguay Round, 20 Brook. J. Int値 L. 75 (1993)

  • J.H. Reichman, Universal Minimum Standards of Intellectual Property Protection Under the TRIPs Component of the WTO Agreement, 29 Int'l Law. 345 (1995)

  • Michael P. Ryan, Knowledge Diplomacy: Global Competition and the Politics of Intellectual Property (1998)

  • Symposium, The Inaugural Engelberg Conference on the Culture and Economic of Participation in an International Intellectual Property Regime, 29 N.Y.U. J. Int値 L. & Pol. 1 (1997)

  • Symposium, Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property (pts. 1 & 2), 22 Vand. J. Transnat値 L. 223, 689 (1989)

  • The Uruguay Round and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Arthur Dunkel (Jagdish Bhagwati & Mathias Hirsch eds., 1998)

Class 2 (5/10):  TRIPS and the WTO Dispute Settlement Process


Optional Readings:

  • Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes, Dec. 15, 1993, 33 I.L.M. 112 (1994)

  • PDF United States - Section 110(5) of US Copyright Act - Report of the Panel, WT/DS160/R, June 15, 2000: Part 1 & Part 2

  • Graeme B. Dinwoodie, The Development and Incorporation of International Norms in the Formation of Copyright Law, 62 Ohio St. L.J. 733 (2001)

  • Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss and Andreas F. Lowenfeld, Two Achievements of the Uruguay Round: Putting TRIPS and Dispute Settlement Together, 37 Va. J. Int'l L. 275 (1997)

  • Gail E. Evans, Lawmaking Under the Trade Constitution: A Study in Legislating by the World Trade Organization (2000)

  • Paul Edward Geller, Intellectual Property in the Global Marketplace: Impact of TRIPS Dispute Settlement, 29 Int'l Law. 99 (1995)

  • Laurence R. Helfer, World Music on a U.S. Stage:  A Berne/Trips and Economic Analysis of the Fairness in Music Licensing Act, 80 B.U. L. Rev. 93 (2000)

  • John H. Jackson, The Jurisprudence of GATT and the WTO: Insights on Treaty Law and Economic Relations (2000)

  • John O. McGinnis & Mark L. Movesian, The World Trade Constitution, 114 Harv. L. Rev. 511 (2000)

  • Neil W. Netanel, The Next Round: The Impact of the WIPO Copyright Treaty on TRIPS Dispute Settlement, 37 Va. J. Int'l L. 441 (1997)

  • David Palmeter & Petros C. Mavroidis, Dispute Settlement in the World Trade Organization: Practice and Procedure (1999)

  • Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, The GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement System : International Law, International Organizations, and Dispute (1997)

  • Symposium, Compliance with the TRIPs Agreement, 29 Vand. J. Transnat値 L. 363 (1996)

  • Symposium, The Decline of Nations State and Its Effects on Constitutional and International Economic Law, 18 Cardozo L. Rev. 903 (1996)

  • Friedl Weiss, Improving WTO Dispute Settlement Procedures: Issues and Lessons from the Practice of Other International Courts and Tribunals (2000)

Lecture 3 (5/11):  TRIPS and Intellectual Property Enforcement


Optional Readings:

Lecture 4 (5/12):  TRIPS and Access to Essential Medicines


Optional Readings:

  • Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Integrating Intellectual Property Rights and Development Policy: Report of the Commission on Intellectual Property Rights ch. 2 (2002)

  • Frederick M. Abbott, The Doha Declaration on the TRIPs Agreement and Public Health: Lighting a Dark Corner at the WTO, 5 J. Int値 Econ. L. 469 (2002)

  • Thomas F. Cotter, Market Fundamentalism and the TRIPs Agreement, 22 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. (forthcoming 2003)

  • James Thuo Gathii, Construing Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Policy Consistently with Facilitating Access to Affordable Aids Drugs to Low-End Consumers, 53 Fla. L. Rev. 727 (2001)

  • Debora Halbert, Moralized Discourses: South Africa痴 Intellectual Property Fight for Access to AIDS Drugs, 1 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 257 (2002)

  • Ellen 稚 Hoen, TRIPs, Pharmaceutical Patents, and Access to Essential Medicines: A Long Way from Seattle to Doha, 3 Chi. J. Int値 L. 27 (2002)

  • Jean O. Lanjouw, A New Global Patent Regime for Diseases: U.S. and International Legal Issues, 16 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 85 (2002)

  • Susan K. Sell, TRIPs and the Access to Medicines Campaign, 20 Wis. J. Int値 L. 480 (2002)

  • Jos Marcos Nogueira Viana, Intellectual Property Rights, the World Trade Organization and Public Health: The Brazilian Perspective, 17 Conn. J. Int値 L. 311 (2002)

  • Alan O. Sykes, TRIPS, Pharmaceuticals, Developing Countries, and the Doha 鉄olution, 3 Chi. J. Int値 L. 47 (2002)

Lecture 5 (5/13):  TRIPS and Its Future


Optional Readings:

  • Frederick M. Abbott, TRIPS in Seattle: The Not-So-Surprising Failure and the Future of the TRIPS Agenda, 18 Berkeley J. Int値 Law 165 (2000)

  • Gail E. Evans, Lawmaking Under the Trade Constitution: A Study in Legislating by the World Trade Organization 194 (2000)

  • Robert E. Hudec, Enforcing International Trade Law: The Evolution of the Modern GATT Legal System 364 (1993)

  • John H. Jackson, The World Trading System: Law and Policy of International Economic Relations 111 (2d ed. 1997)

  • David A. Gantz, Failed Efforts to Initiate the 溺illennium Round in Seattle: Lessons for Future Global Trade Negotiations, 17 Ariz. J. Int値 & Comp. L. 349 (2000)

  • Jane C. Ginsburg, International Copyright: From a "Bundle" of National Copyright Laws to a Supranational Code?, 47 J. Copyright Soc'y U.S.A. 265 (2000)

  • Robert F. Housman, Democratizing International Trade Decision-making, 27 Cornell Int値 L.J. 699 (1994)

  • J.H. Reichman, The TRIPS Agreement Comes of Age: Conflict or Cooperation with the Developing Countries, 32 Case W. Res. J. Int'l L. 441 (2000)

  • Michael H. Shuman, GATTzilla v. Communities, 27 Cornell Int値 L.J. 527 (1994)

  • John Jackson, The Institutional and Jurisdictional Architecture: Reflections on Constitutional Changes to the Global Trading System, 72 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 511 (1996)

  • John O. McGinnis & Mark L. Movsesian, The World Trade Constitution, 114 Harv. L. Rev. 511 (2000)

  • Clyde Summers, The Battle in Seattle: Free Trade, Labor Rights, and Societal Values, 22 U. Pa. J. Int値 Econ. L. 61 (2001)

  • Susan Tiefenbrun, Free Trade and Protectionism: The Semiotics of Seattle, 17 Ariz. J. Int値 & Comp. L. 257 (2000)

  • Peter K. Yu, World Trade, Intellectual Property, and the Global Elites: An Introduction, 10 Cardozo J. Int値 & Comp. L. (2002)

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