Category Archives: TRIPS flexibilities

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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TRIPS Council Members: Defining IP Rights And The Public Interest

Source: IPWatch “Political and economic pressure placed on governments to forgo the use of TRIPS flexibilities violates the integrity and legitimacy of the system of legal duties and rights created by the TRIPS agreement and as reaffirmed by the Doha … Continue reading

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FOIFOIA documents. In 2015 Novartis asked U.S. Dept of Commerce to Pressure Colombia Against Compulsory License on Glivec

In February 2016, KEI submitted a FOIA to USTR requesting “all correspondence and notes sent internally by the Office of the US Trade Representative as well as with Colombian government officials, other foreign government officials, and non-governmental persons or entities … Continue reading

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TRIPS Council Members: Defining IP Rights And The Public Interest

Source: IP Watch 15/06/2017 BY CATHERINE SAEZ, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WATCH “Political and economic pressure placed on governments to forgo the use of TRIPS flexibilities violates the integrity and legitimacy of the system of legal duties and rights created by the … Continue reading

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Unlikely Alliance Of India, US Could Keep Medicines Access On WHO Agenda

BY CATHERINE SAEZ, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WATCH It is not often that on the matter of access to medicines, India and the United States agree at the World Health Organization. But the issue of access to medicines is rising on the … Continue reading

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Better life through medicine—let’s leave no one behind

Source: http://www.thelancet.com The Lancet Commission on Essential Medicines Policies  rightfully addresses the need to guarantee access to essential medicines for all. However, we cannot achieve any real progress without acknowledging that the current patent-based business model and the way we … Continue reading

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Pharmaceuticals & Patents, a talk by Justice Prabha Sridevan

  I am grateful to the Dr. N.S. Gopalakrishnan for inviting me to inaugurate this workshop, the theme being “Pharmaceuticals and patents.” This is a very important one today when there is a claim for a strong patent regime. But I must … Continue reading

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