Intellectual Property and Free Trade Agreements presents the papers of the sixth IP conference organised by the Macau Institute of European Studies (IEEM) on intellectual property law and the economic challenges for Asia. The objective of the conferences is to provide up-to-date information on developments in global intellectual property law and policy and their impact on regional economic and cultural development. The current volume deals with the implications of free trade agreements for the international framework of intellectual property law, a topic of enormous economic and legal importance given the increasing number of free trade agreements in force or under negotiation.
Dr Christopher Heath is section head for Asia and the Commonwealth at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, Munich. Anselm Kamperman Sanders is Professor in European and International Intellectual Property Law at Maastricht University, The Netherlands.