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A panel organized by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and titled TRIPs 2.0 in the digital economy era, looked into the interconnectedness between international trade and intellectual property, and how disruptive technologies have impacted the workings of traditional norms in IP sectors.

A key question of the session, moderated by Bassem Awad, deputy director of Intellectual Property Law and Innovation at CIGI, was whether the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) should be amended to answer the new technological environment.

Advanced technology has changed how IP works in the global economy, he said. Some 2016 statistics from...

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