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Developments in the Regulation of Intellectual Property Rights in Arab Countries

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Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) became the main component of the new International Trade System, especially after the establishment of WTO. The Traderelated Aspects of the Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) highlights the basic obligations for the respect of IPRs in drafting national laws. For a better understanding of those regulations, this study covers international references and treaties, together with the amendments applied, protecting intellectual rights or copyrights. Furthermore, this  study tackles measures recommended and required from Arab countries in terms of modernizing their laws, and lists outdated laws adopted in a number of Arab countries.