The central theme of this article is to explore the relationship between friendship and intellectual property (IP). Historical development informs us that friendship treaties have influenced international IP and friendship groups were prevalent during the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) negotiations. One key finding is that friendship as a form of coalition working towards a common goal remained in IP negotiations. Drawing from the recent TRIPS waiver proposal debate, the chapter focuses on two aspects. First, to investigate the relationship between IP and friendship based on historical development. Second, to examine the relevance of “friendship” in the IP system, in the context of the post pandemic legal order.
|Title of host publication
|Intellectual property rights in the post pandemic world: an integrated framework of, sustainability, innovation and global justice
|Taina Pihlajarinne, Jukka Mähönen, Pratyush Nath Upreti
|Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
|Published - 01 Dec 2023
|Elgar Intellectual Property and Global Development series