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Taiwan Considers Patent Linkage Now to Prepare to Join the TPP in the Future

18 Agosto, 2014 - 12:14
Inside U.S. Trade reports that Taiwan is taking steps to develop a system of patent linkage, which would prevent generic firms from gaining marketing approval for their products while originator products are still under patent.  The country wants to join the Trans Pacific Partnership at a later date, and it expects that patent linkage will [...]
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Expanding User Rights in South Africa

18 Agosto, 2014 - 01:44
On August 18, a group of South African and international legal experts will work with South African filmmakers to better understand their rights as users as well as creators under copyright law. The meeting will focus on actions filmmakers can take to use and expand user rights in South Africa that are necessary to fully [...]
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Copyright Users Rights and the Clearance Culture in South African Filmmaking, August 18, Joburg

15 Agosto, 2014 - 07:28
We would like to invite you to a workshop on Copyright Users Rights and the Clearance Culture in South African Filmmaking on August 18, at 10h00, at the NFVF, 87 Central Street, Houghton, 2198, Johannesburg. This workshop will be hosted by SASFED and its Affiliates, the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) at [...]
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Website Documents How US Could Use ‘Certification’ to Write TPPA Countries’ Laws

13 Agosto, 2014 - 11:25
A new website has been launched today ( that documents the extraordinary process of ‘certification’ through which the United States claims the right to vet and approve other countries laws before it will allow a trade and investment treaty to come into force. This process has existed for many years, but it has been used [...]
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How Many Jobs Does Intellectual Property Create?

11 Agosto, 2014 - 11:30
Eli Dourado, Ian Robinson, Mercatus Center, George Mason University. August 2014. Abstract: In the past two years, a spate of misleading reports on intellectual property has sought to convince policymakers and the public that implausibly high proportions of US output and employment depend on expansive intellectual property (IP) rights. These reports provide no theoretical or [...]
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Call to EU Health Ministers & Pharmaceutical CEOs Regarding Universal Access to Curative Hepatitis C Treatment in the EU and Beyond

6 Agosto, 2014 - 10:32
Eleven European and worldwide NGOs have issued a “Call to EU Ministers of Health and CEOs of Abbvie, BMS, Gilead, Janssen and Merck/MSD regarding Universal Access to Curative Hepatitis C Treatment in the EU and Beyond.” The letter asks governments to “allocate human, technical and financial resources to prevent, diagnose and treat hepatitis C, establishing [...]
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The Capture of International Intellectual Property Law Through the U.S. Trade Regime

5 Agosto, 2014 - 14:30
Kaminski, Margot E., The Capture of International Intellectual Property Law through the U.S. Trade Regime. 87 S. Cal. L. Rev. 977 (2014).  Abstract: For years, the United States has included intellectual property (“IP”) law in its free trade agreements. This Article finds that the IP law in recent U.S. free trade agreements differs subtly but significantly [...]
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Blue Future: Maude Barlow, Water Rights, Investor Clauses, and Trade Deals

5 Agosto, 2014 - 14:16
Maude Barlow is the chairperson of the Council of Canadians, and the founder of the Blue Planet Project. She is a recipient of Sweden’s Right Livelihood Award, and a Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship. As well as being a noted human rights and trade activist, Barlow is the author of a number of books on water [...]
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