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IPR: Deprive Doha of all substance | 31-December-2004

How through bilateral agreements EFTA states restrict access to medicines

IPR: “TRIPS-plus” through EFTA’s back door (updated) | 31-December-2004

How Free Trade Agreements concluded with EFTA-States impose much stronger rules on Developing Countries for IPRs on life than the WTO

EU takes piracy fight to non-EU countries | 12-November-2004

The European Commission yesterday launched a new campaign to tackle IPR deficiencies in countries outside the European Union.

Las estrategias cambiantes y combinadas para consolidar la propiedad intelectual sobre la vida | 26-October-2004

Es indispensable conocer los alcances de los tratados de libre comercio (TLC) bilaterales o regionales así como las implicaciones de los tratados que se están discutiendo o reformando en la Organización Mundial de Propiedad Intelectual (OMPI)

Bilateral agreements and a TRIPS-plus world: the Chile-US FTA | 26-October-2004

In these issues papers, the author examines a subject of importance in the developing international intellectual property regime and highlights the key issues arising. The topics have been chosen following consultations with negotiators from developing countries
and respond to their concerns.

La propiedad intelectual en el TLC EU-CA: Mecanismo de apropiación del patrimonio bioquimíco y genético | 22-October-2004

Los países centroamericanos han sido dotados por la naturaleza con una gran biodiversidad, incrementada y protegida por el trabajo de indígenas y campesinos a lo largo de los años.

EU demands improved intellectual property protection from Israel | 18-October-2004

The European Commission has decided to increase pressure on Israel to adopt more stringent intellectual property protection for the benefit of EU pharmaceutical companies.

Farmers risk violating US patents | 29-September-2004

Thai farmers risk being held liable for patent violations under patent application rights for genetically modified (GM) papaya being considered by American biotechnologists working with Thai scientists, experts said yesterday.

The work of USTR on intellectual property | 24-September-2004

In this work, we consult closely with Congress on our priorities and strategies; we use domestic trade law; regional initiatives in Europe, Asia (APEC), Latin America (FTAA) and Africa; existing institutions, notably the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Les traités bilatéraux de propriété intellectuelle dans la Francophonie | 16-September-2004

Bien que l’attention médiatique soit concentrée sur les organisations multilatérales, comme l’OMC, et les grands sommets internationaux, comme celui de Cancún, les frontières du régime international de la propriété intellectuelle sont également repoussées par la voie plus discrète, mais non moins efficace, des accords bilatéraux et régionaux.

Le droit international des brevets : entre le multilatéralisme et le bilatéralisme américain | 16-September-2004

Cet article présente 39 accords bilatéraux de propriété intellectuelle conclus entre les États-Unis et des pays importateurs de technologie. Ces accords permettent au gouvernement américain de contourner les négociations multilatérales de l’OMC. En utilisant une approche coercitive, le gouvernement américain est parvenu à tisser une toile d’accords bilatéraux qui va bien au-delà de l’Accord sur les ADPIC.

Selling off a slice of our country | 12-August-2004

The funny thing about the free trade agreement with the United States is that Australians and Americans see it as being about completely different things. Australia’s businesspeople see it as about eliminating the barriers to exports and imports between the two countries, which they regard as a good thing.

Australian Linux bodies blast US free-trade deal | 11-August-2004

Australia’s national open source industry body, OSIA (Open Source Industry Australia), and Linux Australia have spoken out about their concerns over the proposed Australian-US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA), warning that the legal framework of the intellectual property clauses will put the entire Australian software development industry at risk.

FTA set to increase medicine prices | 11-August-2004

Kerryn Williams spoke to David Henry, clinical pharmacology professor at Newcastle University and former Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee member, about how the proposed US-Australia Free Trade Agreement will undermine the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, and increase the price of medicine.

Des americains piratent une invention marocaine | 26-July-2004

On se rappelle qu’à l’occasion des négociations de l’accord de libre-échange avec les USA, les opérateurs et parlementaires américains ont souvent mis l’accent sur le piratage et la protection de la propriété intellectuelle.

How US is turning AIDS into big business | 21-July-2004

The reason for President Museveni’s renewed vigour to support US ideologies in the battle against HIV/Aids is becoming clearer after Bangkok, Thailand.

In New Trade Pacts, U.S. Seeks To Limit Reach of Generic Drugs | 14-July-2004

As public-health groups urge wider use of generic drugs to lower the cost of treating AIDS and other diseases in developing countries, U.S. trade negotiators — prodded by the drug industry — are taking the opposite stance in new trade pacts, seeking to strengthen protections for costlier brand-name drugs.

US and France clash over cheap Aids drugs | 13-July-2004

The US and France clashed on Tuesday over allegations by President Jacques Chirac that Washington was seeking to use bilateral trade agreements to reduce developing countries’ access to cheap medicines for diseases such as HIV/Aids.

The right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Addendum: Mission to WTO | 3-April-2004

The Special Rapporteur recommends that States be cautious about enacting “TRIPS plus” legislation without first understanding the impact of such legislation on the protection of human rights, including the right to health. Equally, wealthy countries should not pressure a developing country to implement “TRIPS plus” legislation, unless reliable evidence confirms that such legislation will enhance enjoyment of the right to health in the developing country.

Bad TRIPS dans le traité de libre-échange États-Unis - Amérique centrale | 2-April-2004

Alors que les débats sur le droit des brevets à l’Organisation mondiale du commerce semblent stagnants, les pays exportateurs de technologie multiplient les traités bilatéraux avec les pays en développement.

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