A política norte-americana e os direitos de propriedade intelectual: uma discussão introdutória sobre as reações da ofensiva por legislações mais rigorosas

Eduardo da Motta e Albuquerque


This paper deals with the reasons why the United States have been
seeking for the strengthening of the intellectual property rights (IPRs) at
recent bilateral and multilateral negotiations, specially during the GATT's
Uruguay Round. The hypothesis of this paper suggests that the IPRs'
strengthening is part of an attempt made by the United States to revert the
present process of weakening of their competitive advantages in the
International trade. This hypothesis is investigated through three aspects:
(a) the relationship between technological paradigms and the appropriability
of innovations; (b) the role of transnational corporations; (c) the
challenges to the United States' competitive position.


Política e governo; Oligopólios; Propriedade intelectual

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ISSN 1980-2668