BITs and BIPs-Bilateralism in Intellectual Property

  title={BITs and BIPs-Bilateralism in Intellectual Property},
  author={Peter Drahos},
  journal={The Journal of World Intellectual Property},
  • P. Drahos
  • Published 2005
  • Business
  • The Journal of World Intellectual Property
During the period that the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) was being negotiated (1986-1993), there were suggestions that if developing countries agreed to TRIPS the United States would ease off negotiating intellectual property standards bilaterally. The following statement in 1989 from the Director for Intellectual Property at the Office ofthe U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) makes the point: 
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