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Experts divided on scope of IP rights

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Intellectual property (IP) rights should not be viewed as a hindrance to a country's development, although a big misunderstanding exists among certain interest groups on the issue, says the European-Asean Business Centre. 

EABC president Rolf-Dieter Daniel argues IP rights are in fact crucial to the development of a country.

"For instance, it is in the interest of every farmer to have a free-trade agreement and IP rights," he said.

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