[OPE-L] Corporate conquest, global geopolitics: Intellectual Property and BITs

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Corporate conquest, global geopolitics: Intellectual property rights and
bilateral investment treaties


Seedling, January 2005



Aziz Choudry

    Since the breakdown of World Trade Organisation talks in Cancun in
September 2003, there has been much talk of the rise of bilateralism.
But bilateral trade and investment agreements arenít so much replacing
the multilateral agreements that have foreshadowed them in the last
decade as working with them to create a ratcheting system to increase
the levels of intellectual property protection worldwide.
Interestingly, and perhaps more significantly, bilateral trade and
investment agreements are also proving to be quite effective in
pushing the foreign policy goals of the US and EU.

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