How does protection of intellectual property by patents, trademarks or design rights affect trade flows in across industries and business sizes?

Background

Market access barriers and non-tariff measures can appear through a variety of regulatory, legislative or procedural routes, carrying significant costs to businesses or otherwise prohibiting or restricting trade. Research in this area should aim to improve measurement of trade barriers and how they arise, what their real business impact is, and the extent of actionability.

The guiding research questions on market access and non-tariff measures to trade are:

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Source

This question was published as part of the set of ARIs in this document:

DIT Areas of research interest 2020 to 2021 GOVUK

Related UKRI funded projects


  • Trade, Intellectual Property and Innovation: Policy Implications for the Canada-UK Relationship after Brexit.

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    Funded by: ESRC

    Lead research organisation: National Institute of Economic & Soc Res

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project directly addresses the role of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection in international trade, innovation, and technology diffusion in the context of Canada-UK relationships after Brexit.

  • UK-EU-JAPAN TRADE RELATIONS: MODELLING TRADE, REGULATION AND IP

    Japan has undertaken a unique approach in its international economic agreements with other countries, concentrating on concluding treaties, which cover a wide range of matters (trade, services investment and competition)...

    Funded by: ESRC

    Lead research organisation: City, University of London

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project partially addresses the question by discussing the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in the context of trade relations between the EU, UK, and Japan.

  • UK in a Changing Europe Fellowship

    What types of trade agreements should the UK join post-Brexit? The world trading system, comprised of multilateral, mega-regional, and bilateral trade agreements offers multiple paths forward for the future of UK trade. ...

    Funded by: ESRC

    Lead research organisation: University of Cambridge

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project focuses on the types of trade agreements the UK should join post-Brexit, but does not specifically address the impact of intellectual property protection on trade flows.