Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
The contentious introduction of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property
Rights (TRIPS) Agreement into the framework of the multilateral trade regime has
probably aroused more controversy than any outcome of the Uruguay Round. This
stems from the far-reaching implications of TRIPS for human development in the
spheres of technology, public health, education, and conservation, stewardship and
ownership of traditional knowledge and biological resources.