World Trade Organization
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3 November 2015, Geneva - Information has emerged that the world's poorest countries - those classified as least-developed countries (LDCs) - have been granted a 17 year exemption from implementing...
Press Release – Last updated 03 November 2015
Geneva, 12 October 2015 - Starting Thursday, 15 October, the Member States of the World Trade Organization will be considering a request by the world's poorest countries to be exempted from...
Press Release – Last updated 12 October 2015
Background: On 10 September, 2015, the European Commission announced support for the Least Developed Countries' (LDC) call for easier access to cheaper medicines by means of an...
Press Release – Last updated 10 September 2015
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 01 April 2014
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