Category Archives: IP Rights

Section 301: US investigates allegations of forced technology transfers to China

Source: EastAsia Forum Authors: Zhiyao (Lucy) Lu and Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics On 18 August 2017, the Trump administration invoked Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 to launch an investigation into alleged Chinese violations of intellectual … Continue reading

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What’s at stake in Hyderabad

By Feroz Ali, The Hindu | July 28, 2017 India must counter Japan’s U.S.-style pressure at the RCEP talks and ensure affordable generic medicines Leaked texts are like leaked gases — you may never find the one responsible for it, … Continue reading

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A Trade Deal Could Hit Affordable & Generic Medicines in India. Here’s What You Need to Know.

If accepted the trade deal measures will delay access to affordable medicines by restricting generic competition and maintaining monopoly pricing. Published: The Better India Officials from the sixteen countries negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal – which … Continue reading

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The Trump Executive Order on drug prices: not what was promised nor needed, and contrary to US self interest

Source: Medium Emily Kopp has a big scoop for Kaiser Health News. She has obtained a six page document outlining the draft provisions or objectives of a proposed Presidential Executive Order (EO) on drug prices. She has shared some of … Continue reading

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June 2017 Alert: Pressure on countries hiked by US on IP

The US government is stepping up on TRIPS plus pressure through bilateral forums based on a US law that passed under Obama to strengthen IPR enforcement and the 301 process. Countries targeted include India, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Ukraine in Asia … Continue reading

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A trade pact that could hit India hard

By Ranja Sengupta, The Hindu BusinessLine There’s a rush to finalise RCEP this year. India is being pushed into covering most tariff lines, which will destroy its economy There was clearly huge pressure on India to conclude negotiations this year … Continue reading

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Why RCEP is the problem, not the solution

Source: inquirer.net | May 17, 2017 On May 2-12, the 16 member-countries of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) met in Manila for their 18th round of negotiations to craft a multilateral trade deal that would affect half of the world’s … Continue reading

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