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    The impact of intellectual property rights protection on technological progress 

    Visit Sripibool; Dararatt Anantanasuwong, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2010)

    Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection has been a continuing concern by most member countries of WTO. The central issue is whether to adopt a strong or weak IPR protection. Developed countries tend to use various types of pressure to induce developing countries to enforce IP law strictly. On the other hand, the TradeRelated Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) appears to require a minimum standard for IPR protection by its desire for IPR to contribute to the promotion of technological innovation. However, most developing and ...