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THE CONSTITUTIONAL FALLACY OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CLAUSES Lior Zemer † ABSTRACT For over 200 years, constitutions have recognized intellectual property as a fundamental human right, relevant to the creation of a historical national script of values and commitments. But this phenomenon has been absent from scholarly discourse. This Article aims to remedy this lack of awareness and offers the first empirical account of the universal evolution of intellectual property rights constitutionalism. Its findings will expose the inherent conflicts between international harmonization and unbalanced trade powers in intellectual property. In the process, this Article also reveals the levels of hypocrisy and political manipulation that characterize international intellectual property affairs. The Article rejects prevalent arguments on and presents concrete consequences for the regulation of intellectual property. It introduces a new layer to contemporary discourse on the design process of effectiv...