The 25th birthday of TRIPS: an agreement of broken promises

22 November 2019
IGIR in Law

The Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) is a milestone. It allowed intellectual property (IP) to become far more present in society than ever before, connecting it to trade. But has this milestone, come for good, for better, or worse? TRIPS was understood to be a promise of ending all other IP agreements.