One Size Does Not Fit All: The Roles of the State and the Private Sector in the Governing Framework of Geographical Indications Chapter uri icon


  • Public–private partnerships (PPPs) play an increasingly prominent role in addressing global development challenges. United Nations agencies and other organizations are relying on PPPs to improve global health, facilitate access to scientific information, and encourage the diffusion of climate change technologies. For this reason, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development highlights their centrality in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the same time, the intellectual property dimensions and implications of these efforts remain under-examined. Through selective case studies, this illuminating work contributes to a better understanding of the relationships between PPPs and intellectual property considered within a global knowledge governance framework, that includes innovation, capacity-building, technological learning, and diffusion. Linking global governance of knowledge via intellectual property to the SDGs, this is the first book to chart the activities of PPPs at this important nexus.

author list (cited authors)

  • Calboli, I., & Marie-Vivien, D.

editor list (cited editors)

  • Chon, M., Roffe, P., & Abdel-Latif, A.

Book Title

  • The Cambridge Handbook of Public-Private Partnerships, Intellectual Property Governance, and Sustainable Development

publication date

  • September 2018
  • January 1, 2018 11:11 AM