This article reflects on the failure, successes, accomplishments, challenges as well as the unsustainable nature of current global IP order. It argues that the current order has run its course. It is now time for change. Spotlighting the changing political and economic landscapes currently being re-drawn by emerging regional and global economic powers of the South, the article speculates on the future direction of global IP law and policy. These new economic and power blocs bear the seed or agency of the present urgency for a new approach to global governance of IP. At the core of that urgency is the imperative for mainstreaming equity, development imperatives and, overall, public regarding considerations in the current calibration phase toward a new global IP order.
Intellectual Property in Global Governance: A Venture in Critical Reflection (2011) 2:2 WIPO Journal 196-216