chapter  11
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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.