Standardization and international law

This lecture concentrates on the relationship between law and standardization. At the outset, the lecture will highlight the role of international law in general. The international law on standardization as embodied and concluded in the World Trade Organization will be discussed first. The discussion will include the issue of intellectual property rights, which to a greater extent have an important role to play with regard to standardization. The focus will be on the rights of patent and copyright. In addition, the role of regional organisations in setting up their regulation on standards will be examined. These include the regional regulations in Europe (the European Union), Latin American countries and Asia.




BSN, Contractual liability, Copyright, European Union (EU), GATT or General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Harmonization, Intellectual property right, International law, International standards, Mercosur, National Standards Body, Patent, Product liability, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement, TRIPS Agreement, Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement, WTO

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AuthorsAdolf, Huala, Gautama, Rudy Sayoga
Publisher:Wilfried Hesser,
First published / Last update: 2006 / 2010
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