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Intellectual Property Rights Series No. 2

TRIPS, Drugs and Public Health: Issues and Proposals

Publisher: TWN (ISBN: 983-9747-61-4)

Year: 2001   No. of pages: 46

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TWN Intellectual Property Rights Series:

The TWN IPRs Series is a series of papers published to provide a critical analysis of intellectual property rights protection from a Third World perspective. A particular focus is given to the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual property Rights (TRIPS) and its implications for developing countries.

Contents:

1. Introduction and background
Health crisis in developing countries
The TRIPS agreement and patents on drugs
Special discussion on TRIPS and public health

2. Patents and Prices
Effects of patents and monopolies on prices

3. The TRIPS agreement and access to medicines
Compulsory licensing
Parallel imports
Obstacles to the use of compulsory licenses and parallel importation

4. Tiered- or differential-pricing system

5. Conclusions and proposals
WTO members' rights to adopt effective compulsory licensing and parallel importation measures
Bilateral and regional pressures
A moratorium on dispute settlement cases
Excluding the patenting of medicines
Overall balancing of rights in TRIPS agreement
Tiered or differential pricing

References

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