Tag: OECD

OECD Report: IPR reforms deliver positive economic resultsOECD Report: IPR reforms deliver positive economic results



The OECD Working Party of the Trade Committee just released a paper, Policy Components to the Strengthening of IPRs in Developing Countries,  TAD/TC/WP(2010)12/FINAL The paper examines – from an empirical,  economic perspective – policies that complement the generally strengthened framework for IPRs in developing countries. The report concluded that IPR reform delivered positive economic results. The report found that reforms “concerning patent protection tended to deliver the most substantial results, but the results for copyright reform and trademark reform were also positive and significant.”…

OECD counterfeiting report misinterpreted to support myth of Canada as a low piracy countryOECD counterfeiting report misinterpreted to support myth of Canada as a low piracy country



On November 20th, the OECD published a report titled Magnitude of counterfeiting and piracy of tangible products – November 2009 update. The report is an update to a previous major study on counterfeiting undertaken by the OECD in 2008. The report confirms what has been known for a long time: that counterfeiting and piracy of tangible goods is a major impediment to global trade that is getting worse. The report estimates that global trade in counterfeit and pirated tangible goods more than doubled in this decade to approximately 250 billion US dollars in 2007, up from just over USD 100 billion in 2001.…