This volume provides an assessment of the successes and failures of the exhaustion doctrine as it has been applied through recent judicial decisions in the United States and the European Union. Irene Calboli and Shubha Ghosh explore how evolving interpretations of the exhaustion doctrine affects the large trade in gray market products and other international trade issues.
This handbook describes the historical and legal background to the TRIPS Agreement, its role in the WTO and its institutional framework. Furthermore, it includes the legal texts of the TRIPS Agreement and the relevant provisions of the WIPO conventions referred to in it, as well as subsequent relevant WTO instruments and related non-WTO treaties.
This edition is updated to reflect dispute-settlement panel reports, the Anti- Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and other developments. The text is split into three parts discussing and analyzing the TRIPS Agreement. Part 1 describes the development of the TRIPS Agreement, Part 2 is an exhaustive commentary on all 79 Articles of the Agreement, and Part 3 reproduces legislation, agreements and decisions that a practitioner might need to understand it.