Welcome to the home page of our Multilateral Matters series of blog posts written by Adjunct Professor Wend Wendland.
The Multilateral Matters blog briefly analyzes international negotiations and developments related to intellectual property, innovation, development and public policy.
Each blog post aims to explain – in an accessible, informal and conversational manner – an ongoing multilateral negotiation on an unresolved policy issue and why it matters.
What are the substantive issues at stake? What form do the negotiations take? What process challenges might there be?
This page assembles all the blogs posted so far. It also provides a non-exhaustive selection of additional readings and new materials beyond those cited in each blog.
Feedback and comments may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and also here: @WendWendland
- Multilateral Matters #1: Achieving Positive Outcomes in International Intellectual Property Negotiations
- Multilateral Matters #2: Biopiracy on the high seas? Countries launch negotiation towards a new international legally binding instrument on marine genetic resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction (Part One)
- Multilateral Matters #3: Copyrighting Culture? Challenges and opportunities regarding the international protection of traditional cultural expressions.
- Multilateral Matters #4: Intellectual Property Norm-Building: Some Reflections on the Interplay between the National and International Dimensions
- Multilateral Matters #5: The Protection of Country Names and its Contribution to Development: A Brief Introduction to the Intellectual Property Issues
Additional readings, relevant documents and new materials
On multilateralism generally
MM#1 Achieving Positive Outcomes in International IP Negotiations
Wend Wendland, ‘International Negotiations at WIPO on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions: Analysis of the Process So Far and Thoughts on Possible Future Directions’ (2018) 114 Intellectual Property Forum 31
MM#2 Biopiracy on the High Seas? Negotiations on Marine Genetic Resources in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
MM#3: Copyrighting Culture? Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions
MM#4: Intellectual Property Norm-Building: Some Reflections on the Interplay between the National and International Dimensions
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Dinwoodie, G. (1999). The integration of international and domestic intellectual property lawmaking. Colum.-Vla JL & Arts, 23, 307
Dinwoodie, G. (2001). The architecture of the international intellectual property system. Chi.-Kent L. Rev., 77, 993
Dreyfuss, R. (2014). Intellectual Property, Lawmaking, Global Governance, and Emerging Economies. In Okediji, R., & Bagley, M. (Eds.), Patent Law in Global Perspective (pp. 53-84). Oxford University Press
Ginsburg, J. (2000). International copyright: from a bundle of national copyright laws to a supranational code. J. Copyright Soc’y USA, 47, 265
Hicks, L., & Holbein, J. (1997). Convergence of national intellectual property norms in international trading agreements. Am. UJ Int’l L. & Pol’y, 12, 769
Okediji, R. (2001). TRIPS Dispute Settlement and the Sources of (International) Copyright Law. J. Copyright Soc’y USA, 49, 585
Ruse-Khan, H. G. (2009). Time for a Paradigm Shift-Exploring Maximum Standards in International Intellectual Property Protection. Trade L. & Dev., 1, 56