Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law


Marie Wilson


The new Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Agreement (the TRIPs Agreement), a result of the recent General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade (GATT) Uruguay Round, represents a major step toward providing the global trading system with more effective rules and enforcement procedures for the protection of all forms of intellectual property. The author presents a comprehensive analysis of the TRIPs Agreement requirements and of their ramifications for intellectual property protection and enforcement in the Association of East Asian Nations (ASEAN). The paper concludes with an assessment of the future ofcomputer technology protection in the ASEAN countries.