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Sep 24: Plain Packaging for the Pacific Rim – The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Tobacco Control

19 Septiembre, 2014 - 13:05
Lecture by Prof. Matthew Rimmer, ANU College of Law September 24 | American University Washington College of Law  Logistics and Directions | Webcast Matthew Rimmer argues that Big Tobacco has been engaged in a dark, shadowy plot and conspiracy to hijack the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and undermine tobacco control measures – such as graphic [...]
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Pharmaceutical CEO: This Controversial Deal Will Be Great for Us…And You

19 Septiembre, 2014 - 11:18
Cross posted from Public Citizen’s Eye’s on Trade. Link. In an op-ed appearing in Forbes on Tuesday, the CEO of Eli Lilly, a U.S. pharmaceutical corporation, paints a glowing picture of how the proposed Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) would benefit consumers on both sides of the Atlantic – but it’s pure fantasy. It is [...]
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Gilead’s Hepatitis C Medicines License – Troubling Territorial Exclusions, Illusory Exceptions, and Tiered Pricing Policy Fracture Global Access

17 Septiembre, 2014 - 14:44
Gilead has just released the text of its hepatitis C license.  Although there has been some praise for Gilead offering expanded generic access in 91 countries where over 100 million people living with hepatitis C live, there has also been mounting criticism over its exclusion of 51 middle-income countries with 49 million infected. This paper [...]
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The Draft National Intellectual Property Policy Proposals for Improving South Africa’s Patent Registration System: A Review

15 Septiembre, 2014 - 12:00
Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice. Abstract:  This article discusses South Africa’s draft Intellectual Property Policy proposed reforms. It considers how these may be practically implemented. In particular, it focuses on the phased sector specific introduction of substantive patent examination, possible co-operation with other national or regional patent offices to enhance examination capacity, the [...]
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Assessment of Proposed Regulations to Address Internet Piracy in Australia

15 Septiembre, 2014 - 11:47
Professor Henry Ergas and Professor Allan Fels A Submission to the Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper Click here for the full submission Authors’ summary of Key Points: The changes proposed in the government’s recent discussion paper on “Online Copyright Infringement” have the potential to impose costs that greatly exceed their benefits. By extending authorisation liability, [...]
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Gilead’s Proposed Hepatitis C Medicines License: How Badly Will it Miss the Target?

12 Septiembre, 2014 - 13:37
Gilead has been busy building positive publicity for its proposed license on two new direct-acting oral antivirals used to treat infections with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), sofosbuvir (Sovaldi®) and ledipasvir, that will allow Indian generic manufacturers to produce and sell individual versions and a combination of the two medicines in a subset of low- [...]
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UNCTAD on Intellectual Property and Development: Trade Agreements “Restrict National Policy Space”

11 Septiembre, 2014 - 15:49
Excerpt from the 2014 Trade and Development Report: Global Governance and Policy Space for Development, published yesterday by the UN Conference on Trade and Development.  From pages 80 to 86: Successful development experiences have generally been associated with structural transformation. This section examines the constraints faced by developing countries in adopting the trade and investment [...]
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African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms

9 Septiembre, 2014 - 11:32
Last week, 23 civil society groups released the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms at the Internet Governance Forum. The Declaration was drafted by a committee led by Edetean Ojo , Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda, which announced the Declaration as “a Pan-African initiative to promote human rights standards and principles of openness [...]
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September 18-19: The WIPO Development Agenda+10 and Beyond

8 Septiembre, 2014 - 10:37
Event hosted by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development The global innovation and intellectual property landscape is witnessing rapid and far reaching changes. This dialogue is the first in a series of multi-stakeholder dialogues aimed reflecting on these changes and their possible implications for international cooperation. Convened by ICTSD, the dialogue will examine [...]
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