The Intersection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Examining how the Former can either Hinder or Facilitate Progress towards achieving the Latter

  • Nivedita Sudheer and Dr. Gargi Bhadoria
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  • Nivedita Sudheer

    Student at Amity Law School, Noida, India

  • Dr. Gargi Bhadoria

    Assistant Professor at Amity Law School, Noida, India

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The protection of intellectual property rights is essential to sustainable development. The success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations is largely dependent on innovation and creativity, which are greatly aided by intellectual property (IP). However, IP also hinders innovation by granting exclusive rights to the proprietors of certain inventions, particularly those related to agriculture and pharmaceuticals. This study examines the complex link that exists between intellectual property rights (IPR) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the goal of determining the degree to which IPR helps or hinders the achievement of SDGs. The international world has come to understand the critical role that IPR and SDGs play in promoting social progress, economic prosperity, food security , health , education and innovation in recent decades. But there are conflicts when you look at how the wider goals of sustainable development interact with the preservation and enforcement of intellectual property rights.The dissertation explores the conflict between fostering innovation and providing fair access to information and technology, as well as how various intellectual property regime approaches affect the advancement of sustainable development objectives. It also looks at how national policies, institutional frameworks, and international agreements can help resolve conflicts between the protection of intellectual property rights and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A variety of stakeholders' viewpoints are taken into account, including those of governments, businesses, civil society organisations, and indigenous people.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 3126 - 3156


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