Emerging Markets and the World Patent Order

Edward Elgar Publishing
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The patent has emerged as a dominant force in 21st century economic policy. This book examines the impact of the BRICS and other emerging economies on the global patent framework and charts the phenomenal rise in the number of patents in some of these cou
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Edward Elgar Publishing
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Published on
Dec 27, 2013
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Pages
448
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ISBN
9781783471256
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Language
English
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Genres
Law / Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
Law / Intellectual Property / Patent
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