Intellectual property, investment and the World Trade Organization (WTO): a historical account

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Intellectual property (IP) and international investment law are highly self-contained regimes which have their own institutions, actors, and rationales. This chapter analyses the historical narratives of IP, investment and the World Trade Organization (WTO) and provides a comprehensive overview of the historical development of foreign investment protection at the international level. It traces the historical development of international investment agreements (IIAs) by investigating pre- and post-World War II Friendship, Commerce and Navigation (FCN) treaties in order to understand the rationale of including IP in those agreements. It then proceeds to examine the treatification of international investment law and the quest of investment to find a place in the multilateral system with reference to ongoing developments at the WTO
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Intellectual Property and Investment Law
EditorsChristophe Geiger
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN (Electronic)978 1 78897 782 1
ISBN (Print)978 1 78897 781 4
Publication statusPublished - 02 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameResearch Handbooks in Intellectual Property Series
PublisherEdward Elgar


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