This encyclopedia entry provides an overview of contentious issues related to intellectual property rights (IPRs). It includes a contextual history, discussion of important policies like the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS) and IPRs’ relationship to other rights like human rights, as well as points of possible resolution. Further readings and web resources are also mentioned.
Chera, Madeline. 2015. “Intellectual Property Rights.” In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues, edited by Ken Albala, 840-843. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. DOI: 10.4135/9781483346304.n250.