Governments are taking action to suspend patents during the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to lifesaving medical tools. Support this action and urge your government to put lives over profit.
Monopolies are often an obstacle between people and the lifesaving health tools they need. Patents and other exclusivities limit supply and keep prices high.
In this unprecedented global emergency, governments have taken an incredibly strong stance at the World Trade Organization (WTO), proposing to allow countries to temporarily waive the obligations of enforcing patents, trade secrets and other types of Intellectual Property (IP) during the COVID-19 pandemic so that everyone, everywhere has access to lifesaving treatments, vaccines, tests and medical tools needed to beat back this pandemic.
Support this action by urging your government to also put lives over profit.