Intellectual Property Infrastructures in Asia’s Emerging Markets

On October 21-22, 2006, the Stanford Law School hosted a symposium to conclude a collaborative research project with the MIPLC about Asian IP infrastructure.

The research project had covered 13 countries: Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, P.R. China, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The symposium served as a platform for the presentation of all research reports and the peer-review by a group of highly renowned academics and representatives from the WTO, WIPO, the EU and the USTR of the country reports' first drafts. Thanks to the engaging discussions and thoughtful suggestions from the participants, the symposium resulted in significant improvements to the project. The final results of the project were presented in the course of the conference “The Impact of the WTO TRIPS Agreement on Economic Development of Asian Countries“ in Shanghai on October 26-27, 2007.