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dc.contributor.authorALFADHEL, LNMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-24T15:16:28Z
dc.date.available2016-02-22en_US
dc.date.issued2016-08-01en_US
dc.date.submitted2016-04-29T14:16:27.956Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/12503
dc.description.abstractn 1995 the World Trade Organization’s TRIPS Agreement came into effect, extending minimum standards of protection to intellectual property rights (IPRs) in the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council States. The article sets out the problems of harmonization resulting from the grafting of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) onto the legal framework of GCC States. Despite the presence of the GCC Customs Union, its individual countries have witnessed varying degrees of TRIPS-acquiescence. This includes varying degrees of effectiveness with border measures as a means of combating the transportation of counterfeit goods. The article provides a discussion on why effective protection and enforcement of IP laws are necessary to prevent counterfeiting in the GCC States, drawing on the laws of the European Union for comparative purposes. Furthermore, the article considers how border control functions as an important means of enforcement in fighting against the expanding transit of counterfeit goods.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Trade, Law, and Developmenten_US
dc.rightsTo be published in Journal of Trade, Law, and Development, Forthcoming
dc.subjecttrademark lawen_US
dc.subjectintellectual property lawen_US
dc.subjectTRIPSen_US
dc.subjectEuropean Unionen_US
dc.subjectGulf Cooperation Council Statesen_US
dc.subjectGCCen_US
dc.subjectcounterfeitingen_US
dc.subjectborder measuresen_US
dc.titleTRIPS and the Rise of Counterfeiting: A Comparative Examination of Trademark Protection and Border Measures in the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Councilen_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.rights.holder© 2009-13 Trade, Law and Development
pubs.author-urlhttp://ssrn.com/author=2247018en_US
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
pubs.publication-statusAccepteden_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-02-22en_US


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