Policy Brief on Patents in Promoting E-commerce Technology Transfer

Mar 2024; Qian Yin, CAREC Institute

The CAREC Institute published a new policy brief that delves into the crucial role of patents in promoting e-commerce technology transfer within the CAREC region. This policy brief sheds light on the intricate relationship between patents, technology transfer, and e-commerce development. By analyzing the challenges and opportunities faced by CAREC countries in tailoring their patent systems to promote technology transfer while meeting international obligations, this brief offers valuable insights for policymakers, researchers, and industry stakeholders.

Key recommendations outlined in the policy brief include the proposal of a pan-CAREC FTA framework to integrate intra and extra bloc economic and technical cooperation, emphasizing technology cooperation alongside IP and e-commerce provisions, and advocating for the technical assistance and capacity building in regional digital trade infrastructure.

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