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Analysing the impact of IP technical assistance

The impact of intellectual property (IP) and IP rights differ for countries at different levels of industrial and technological development.

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This study aims to assess to what extent developed country technical assistance programmes are likely to have interacted with, and potentially contributed to the promotion of country-appropriate sustainable changes in intellectual property strategies and technological capacities over the period 2005-10.

It does this primarily on the basis of intellectual property technical assistance impact assessments of four emerging and transition economies; namely Brazil, India, Poland and Thailand and an overview of intellectual property technical assistance in least developed countries.

Author: Dr. Roya Ghafele (Oxford University)