How developing countries can benefit from intellectual property: the role of collective marks in tourism
AbstractWhile tourism has been praised by a variety of international organizations as a means to promote the local economy in developing countries, tourism led growth has never been seen to be supported by a developing countries’ intellectual property regimes. Intellectual property rights, particularly if owned collectively, accelerate cluster creation, an organizational form particularly beneficial for tourism. The positive externalities associated with clusters can be reinforced through the assignment of collective marks. A region’s intangible assets, its social cohesion, can be fostered through the introduction of collective marks, since it is an intellectual property rights that can be owned collectively by a given community. This paper is one of the first of its kind to flesh out a more differentiated economic value proposition of collective marks, while at the same time illustrating the economic opportunities that the intellectual property system provides to developing countries’ economies.
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Date of creation: 08 Mar 2011
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Economies of agglomeration; externalities of cluster creation; economic value proposition of collective marks;
Other versions of this item:
- Roya GHAFELE, 2011. "How Developing Countries Can Benefit From Intellectual Property: The Role Of Collective Marks In Tourism," Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism, ASERS Publishing, vol. 0(2), pages 238-244, December.
- O34 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property Rights
- F59 - International Economics - - International Relations and International Political Economy - - - Other
- Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-08-22 (All new papers)
- NEP-CUL-2011-08-22 (Cultural Economics)
- NEP-IPR-2011-08-22 (Intellectual Property Rights)
- NEP-TUR-2011-08-22 (Tourism Economics)
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