WP3

Innovation and Competitiveness in Trade Governance

This work package addresses the challenges of bringing about trade regulation conducive to competition and innovation, while equally considering other policy goals in the fields of intellectual property protection, government procurement and the regulation of newly emerging technologies. The focus in the third phase of the NCCR is on defining priorities for developing countries in IP protection and appropriate levels of protection and enforcement, taking into account historical experiences, field work and economics in the development of IP enforcement. In legal studies of the field of public procurement, the work package will take a similar approach. Both areas seek to contribute to the doctrine of graduation that was developed in previous research. The area of new technologies will also continue to be a focus of the work package, thereby contributing to research on internet governance and the challenges of nanotechnology and its life cycle problems, bringing previous research insights on biotechnology to the field.
Leadership:
burri_m cottier_t
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Cluster 3.1

Competitiveness, Intellectual Property and Governmental Procurement: Towards Graduation in Trade Regulation

The concept of graduation in trade governance is tested in specific research areas particularly suitable for the development of a progressive regulation: competitiveness, intellectual property rights enforcement and public procurement. The cluster aims at identifying priorities and factors to be taken into account in shaping appropriate rules commensurate with diverging levels of competitiveness and social and economic development.

Leadership:
francois_j
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3.1.1

Analysis of IP Sanctions in a Legal Historical ...

This PhD project traces the historical evolution of way ...
3.1.2

Appropriate Levels of IP Protection and Enforc ...

At the time of the negotiation of TRIPS, most industria ...
3.1.3

Trade-Related Intellectual Property Enforcemen ...

This project will provide an analytical overview of exi ...
3.1.4

From Fragmentation To Coherence: The Interface ...

In the last decade, public procurement has emerged as a ...
3.1.5

Squaring implementation and regulation: lesson ...

This concluding project of the research agenda aims to ...
 

Cluster 3.2

Governing New Technologies

This cluster seeks to explore the implications of new technological developments for international trade regulation and contemporary governance mechanisms. The research focuses on three discrete technologies – digital, nano and synthetic biology. Insights gained in each of these research strands are intended to feed into a common, deeper understanding of novel technologies acting as challenges to global trade governance models, and as a trigger for adjustments.

Leadership:
burri_m
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3.2.1

Digital Technologies and Trade Governance

Against the backdrop of the sweeping transformations br ...
3.2.2

Nanomaterials and Product Liability in Interna ...

The project builds upon work in Phase II and focuses in ...
3.2.3

Trade and the Convergence with Emerging Techno ...

We explore synthetic biology from the perspective of ex ...