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India: MSF submission to IP Think Tank committee on draft IP policy

MSF Access Campaign made a submission to IP (Intellectual Property) Think Tank committee set up by Ministry of Commerce in India on the draft IP policy released for public comments.

While the draft policy touches on many aspects of Intellectual Property, MSF has provided comments specifically on the following six areas concerning IP, innovation and access to medicines:
I. Perspective on IP, innovation and access to medicines
II. Over-emphasis on IP enforcement, criminalisation and failure to qualify “counterfeit”
III. Exclusion of Pharmaceuticals from proposed Utility Models legislation
IV. Disclosure of international non-proprietary name (INN) for ensuring transparency in IP
V. Article 39.3 of TRIPS - pharmaceutical test data
VI. Think Tank observations on TRIPS and TRIPS plus provisions