Cat and Mouse: Forum shifting and the politics of intellectual property protection and enforcement

Presented by: Professor Susan Sell, Australian National University. 

Intellectual property owners and consumers have been engaged in an ongoing cat and mouse battle in which they employ discourse to activate institutions. They use institutions strategically to try to prevail in regulatory contests. Looking at the WTO, WIPO, the WHO, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement the analysis highlights ongoing value divergence and the lack of a stable regulatory equilibrium.

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