Fordham Law


UN Agency Releases CLIP Study of Intellectual Property

June 06, 2011

The World Intellectual Property Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations, has released the Fordham Law Center on Law and Information Policy study, “IP as a Barrier to Market Entry: A Survey of the Legal and Economic Literature.” 

The study was prepared for WIPO as part of WIPO’s work program on intellectual property and competition policy. The study evaluates the existing academic research relating to intellectual property as a barrier to entry in the context of developed countries and in developing countries and provides recommendations for future research programs.

In connection with the release of the study, WIPO has announced that it will also host a symposium for diplomats, officials of intergovernmental organizations and representatives of accredited NGOs on June 14, 2011, at 6pm at its headquarters in Geneva. Fordham Law Professor Joel R. Reidenberg and CLIP Executive Director Jamela Debelak will present the study’s findings and main recommendations. Mr. Giovanni Napolitano, consultant with the IP and Competition Policy Division of WIPO, will be the discussant and the floor will be open to questions and comments.

The CLIP research team for the study was led by Reidenberg and Debelak, who were assisted by two Fordham Law students, Isaac Chao, '12, and Mary Pennisi, '11, and two recent Fordham LL.M. graduates, Maarten Goudsmit, '10, and Marc Melzer, '10. The research team also benefited from the expertise of professors Mark Patterson and Barry Hawk on competition policy issues, as well as Research Librarian Todd Melnick.

Download a copy of the study (PDF).