Publications

La brevetabilité dans les récents traités de libre-échange américains

By: Jean-Frédéric Morin , 2005-04-01

 Patentability in US Free Trade Agreements (only available in French). The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) is no longer the “new frontier” of the international patent regime. Indeed, the United States and other developed countries negotiate bilateral ‘TRIPs-plus’ treaties with developing countries. This article compares patentability provisions of the recently-concluded U.S. Free Trade Agreements with the TRIPs Agreement. It identifies five significant changes : 1) bilateral treaties provide a 12 months grace period to inventors ; 2) the industrial application requirement is defined has a “specific, substantial, and credible utility” ; 3) a ceiling to the disclosure requirement is introduced ; 4) the plant protection regime is reinforced ; 5) the non-discrimination rule is omitted. The comparative analysis shows that bilateralism allows the US to bypass the dead-end debates at the TRIPs Council and to build alliances for upcoming multilateral negotiations at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Brevetabilite_dans_ALE (PDF)
Clients and Partners
clients et partenaires
clients et partenaires
clients et partenaires
clients et partenaires
clients et partenaires
clients et partenaires
clients et partenaires
clients et partenaires
clients et partenaires
 
Contact


info@unisfera.org

Telephone
+1 (514) 527-2636


UNISFÉRA
Also visit
planetair