Category Archives: Protest&Campaigns

Civil Society raises major concerns on India’s engagement with regional trade deal

Source: Times of India 14 June 2015 MUMBAI: As the eighth round of negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement take place in Kyoto, Japan this week, farmer’s groups, trade unions, civil society and patient groups are … Continue reading

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As RCEP begins in Japan, civil society groups launch campaign urging Indian PM to protect access to affordable drugs

Source: Pharmabiz 14 June 2015 Even as the eighth round of negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement take place in Kyoto, civil society and patient groups, including the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) … Continue reading

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MSF urges India not to ‘cave to pressure’ on affordable drugs

Source: Reuters 14 June 2015 Charity Medecins Sans Frontieres appealed to India on Thursday not to give in to pressure from Europe, the United States and Japan to make it easier for big firms to get patents in the country, … Continue reading

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South Africa Awaits Patent Reforms With Hope, Concern

Source: IP Watch 2 March 2015 CAPE TOWN – South Africa’s new policy on patents could go to the Cabinet for approval soon, says Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF), one of the organisations spearheading the Fix the Patent … Continue reading

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Update on Letter to Chief Justice of India by Campaign for Affordable Trastuzumab

Subsequent to the letter to Chief Justice of India by Campaign for Affordable Trastuzumab stating concerns regarding IP Owners Association (IPOA) with India judiciary ,  we have heard from the credible sources that IPOA’s meeting with IPAB and Delhi High Court … Continue reading

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Experts raise concern on DIPP’s international conference on IP Law and Enforcement

Source: Pharmabiz November 15,2014 Even as the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) of the Union Commerce Ministry is organsing an international conference on IP Law and Enforcement next week, experts in the field have raised concerns on IP … Continue reading

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Alarm rings on drug patent meetings

Source: The Telegraph New Delhi, Nov. 15: An Indian consortium of health activists has expressed concern that an American organisation representing large pharmaceutical corporations plans to meet Indian patent controllers and visit the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court next … Continue reading

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