Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

IP & The Future of Diplomatic Relations

By Lindsey Dahms-Nolan Published March 1, 2019

The US has entered a number of bilateral agreements with nations in Asia over the status of its companies’ intellectual property (IP) rights. However, fear of China’s continued economic growth has resulted in decades of antagonistic economic policy that implicates the role of IP in America’s diplomatic strategy in Asia. The path forward in the development of IP law will not be a global court system, but the use of global standards in interpretation and enforcement.