Category Archives: IPR

Activists urge Modi to reject India-US trade deal as it may hit access to affordable healthcare

Source: Live Mint 21st September 2019 The letter to the prime minister comes ahead of his visit to the US starting Sunday, where he is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump NEW DELHI : A civil society group has written to Prime … Continue reading

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SCP 30: General statement of Knowledge Ecology International

Source: KEI 26th June, 2019   On Monday, 24 June 2019, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered this opening statement at WIPO’s 30th Session of the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP). The Committee elected a new chair, Sarah Whitehead, … Continue reading

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Ingredients for WHO roadmap on access to medicines at civil society side event

Source: Intellectual Property Watch | May 25, 2018 On the side of this week’s World Health Assembly and hours before the Assembly agreed on preparing a roadmap on access to medicines, two civil society groups held an event on the … Continue reading

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Why the US and pharmaceutical giants want a provision in India’s patent law revoked

Source: | May 02, 2018 India’s patent laws are under attack again. This time, too, the target is a provision not commonly found in patent laws elsewhere. This rule requires patent holders to disclose whether they are working their … Continue reading

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U.S. wants patent form recall

Source: The Hindu | April 15, 2018 Submission on interpretation of a domestic patent law raises eyebrows The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has demanded the elimination of ‘Form 27’— a statutory requirement unique to India’s patent law … Continue reading

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MSF statement on resumption of EU-India FTA negotiations

Source: MSF Access Campaign | 11 April 2018 Officials from the European Union (EU) and India are expected to meet in Brussels on April 12th to resume technical talks on the long-stalled EU-India free trade agreement (FTA). A leaked draft … Continue reading

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EC publishes report on protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in “third countries”

Source: Knowledge Ecology International   | March 14, 2018 On March 12, 2018, the European Commission published a report on the “protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries”. The main objective of the report “is to identify third countries … Continue reading

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