Category Archives: IPR Enforcement

European Commission publishes negotiating proposals for EU-Indonesia trade deal

It is important to note that the EU proposals on IP are TRIPS-plus in multiple regards and would surely reduce policy space in Indonesia and negatively impact access to affordable medicines.  Even a preliminary review of the proposal reveals: A … Continue reading

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In pics: Delhi Network of Positive People at Embassies of RCEP negotiating countries

As the next Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement rounds are set to take place in Tianjin, China, from 17-21 October, Delhi Network of Positive People urges all the negotiating countries to reject any terms in the deal that … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Ambassadors (in India) of RCEP negotiating countries by Delhi Network of Positive People

Open Letter to Ambassadors of RCEP negotiating countries  Member countries Must Consider the Impact of RCEP on Access to Medicines in Developing Countries  Don’t trade our lives away! We are writing to you on behalf of the Delhi Network of … Continue reading

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TPP = Transnational Pharmaceutical Profiteering – Big Pharma’s Monopolies Strengthen and Multiply in Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

Infojustice.org; November 6, 2015. By Brook Baker. After five years of secret negotiations directed and controlled by pharmaceutical lobbyists and drug-company-dominated trade advisory groups, the official text of the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiated by the Obama administration has been released. The text … Continue reading

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IPR policy to go for Cabinet Approval soon – Commerce Minister

NEW DELHI: In a reaction to the leak of the final draft of India’s new IPR policy on this blog and comments from spicy-ip, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated last Thursday that the leaked draft policy is not the final version , … Continue reading

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Final draft, India National IPR Policy, by IP Think Tank constituted by DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Comment by Knowledge Ecology International on India’s leaked IPR policy draft posted on this blog. October 14, 2015

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India’s National IPR Policy – Leaked Final Draft – Is it really the finest?

Amitabh Kant, Ministry of Commerce, India, recently announced the release of a national intellectual property rights (IPR) policy in next two months, which in his words “will be one of the finest in the world”. Yet, in light of its … Continue reading

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