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WTO Least-Developed Countries Request Waiver Of IP Rights On Pharma Products

Source: IP Watch 3 Sep 2015 This week at the World Trade Organization intellectual property committee meeting, least-developed countries submitted a request to extend a waiver allowing them not to enforce intellectual property rights on pharmaceutical products. The countries have … Continue reading

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Pharmaceutical firms spend €40m a year for ‘privileged access’ to EU decision-makers

Source: Independent 2 Sep 2015 Pharmaceutical companies spend tens of millions of euros on lobbyists every year to ensure “privileged access” to decision-makers in Brussels, according to a major new report that lifts the lid on their influence on EU … Continue reading

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As TPP Grinds To A Halt, Asian Countries Start Focusing On Rival Trade Agreement RCEP

Source: Techdirt 2 Sep 2015 from the more-important-in-the-short-term dept Recently, Techdirt has written dozens of stories about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). That’s largely because it seemed to be coming to a conclusion, after many years of negotiations, and so it … Continue reading

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Delhi HC issues notice on Prof. Shamnad Basheer’s PIL on patent working norms

Source: Live Law 2 Sep 2015 A Delhi High Court Bench comprising Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath hasreportedly sought a reply from the Government on Prof. Shamnad Basheer’s PIL regarding patent working norms. The Government had been … Continue reading

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HC notice to govt over MNCs’ patent disclosure

Source: Times of India 2 Sep 2015 MUMBAI: In a development that could have major ramifications on intellectual property cases in pharmaceutical and technology sectors, the Delhi high court issued a notice to the government on Tuesday in a PIL … Continue reading

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Classic case of misplaced ‘bravado’

Source: Business Line 24 Aug 2015 GVK’s tangle with the EU authorities is a regulatory issue, and not a trade concern On May 22, 2015, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) reaffirmed its recommendation to suspend a number of medicines for … Continue reading

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RCEP agreement: Ministers of 16 nations to finalise modalities on August 24 in Malaysia

Source: Economic Times 18 Aug 2015 NEW DELHI: As negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership(RCEP) agreement progress, ministers of 16 member countries, including India and China will meet in Kuala Lumpur on August 24 to finalise the modalities of the … Continue reading

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