Research and analysis

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.



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)