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Geneva, 11 June 2013 - Ahead of a transition period that allows least-developed countries (LDC) to avoid introducing some intellectual property rules expiring this month, LDC members of the World Trade...
Statements, Speeches, Letters – Last updated 11 June 2013
Least-developed countries fighting for TRIPS exemption extension Geneva, 8 May 2013 – On the appointment of Roberto Azevedo as Director General of the World Trade Organization, international...
Press Release – Last updated 08 May 2013
As a part of strategic framework outlined in the Communication from the Commission of 3 March 2010 on a Single Market for Intellectual Property, the Commission Proposal to review the Customs Regulation...
Briefing – Last updated 03 July 2012
Thanks Mr. Chairman. I am speaking on behalf of Médecins Sans Frontières International. MSF is an independent medical humanitarian organisation that works in over 65 countries around...
Statements, Speeches, Letters – Last updated 23 May 2012
At the heart of almost every dispute about access to medicines lies this question: how do countries balance the need to protect public health against patent rights that lead to high medicine prices...
Op-eds & Articles – Last updated 22 November 2011
In 2006 the drug company Novartis took the Indian government to court over its patent law, in a move that threatened access to affordable medicines produced in India for millions of people across the...
Static page – Last updated 06 July 2012
The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (or TRIPS Agreement) set the standards for intellectual property protection in the world today. It came into force on 1 January...
Static page – Last updated 07 February 2013
Below are four key concepts to help understand drug patents. 1. The rationale for patents Patents came about as a way to stimulate innovation. In order to encourage inventors to disclose their invention...
Static page – Last updated 21 July 2011
Seven Years On, ‘August 30 Decision’ Has Failed to Improve Access to Medicines and Remains Virtually Unused WTO Must Reform the Rules
Geneva, 27 October 2010 – As the World Trade Organization’s TRIPS Council meets in Geneva today to discuss how to improve a system intended to help countries without medicines manufacturing...
Press Release – Last updated 13 July 2011
Five years ago, the World Trade Organization came to an agreement, the so-called August 30th Decision, that was intended to increase access to affordable treatment for people in developing countries...
Events & Presentations – Last updated 25 September 2008