a1 Vanderbilt University Law School. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The international intellectual property system provides an important illustration of how regime complexity shapes domestic and international strategies of states and non-state actors. This article describes and graphically illustrates the multifaceted nature of the international intellectual property system. It then analyzes the consequences of regime complexity for international and domestic politics, emphasizing the strategy of regime shifting and its consequences for chessboard politics and the domestic implementation of international rules.
Laurence R. Helfer is Professor of Law and Director, International Legal Studies Program, Vanderbilt University Law School (email@example.com)
Thanks to Karen Alter, Sophie Meunier, David Dana, and the other participants in this symposium for their helpful comments and suggestions.