Category Archives: IPR Enforcement

Trade laws that rob common people

Dr Gopal Dabade, Deccan Herald|  May 8 2017 If the RCEP talks materialise, they will give big companies a market access to over 3 billion people. Trade between countries has existed since time immemorial. The World Tr­ade Organisation (WTO) is … Continue reading

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MSF response on RCEP negotiations in the Philippines

Source: MSF Access Campaign New Delhi, 8 May 2017 – The Philippines is set to host the 18th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement’s negotiations in Manila this week. Negotiators from the ten members of the … Continue reading

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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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