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  • 31-Dec-2004
    IPR: Deprive Doha of all substance
    How through bilateral agreements EFTA states restrict access to medicines
  • 31-Dec-2004
    IPR: “TRIPS-plus” through EFTA’s back door (updated)
    How Free Trade Agreements concluded with EFTA-States impose much stronger rules on Developing Countries for IPRs on life than the WTO
  • 12-Nov-2004 Out-law.com
    EU takes piracy fight to non-EU countries
    The European Commission yesterday launched a new campaign to tackle IPR deficiencies in countries outside the European Union.
  • 26-Oct-2004
    Las estrategias cambiantes y combinadas para consolidar la propiedad intelectual sobre la vida
    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)
  • 26-Oct-2004
    Bilateral agreements and a TRIPS-plus world: the Chile-US FTA
    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.
  • 22-Oct-2004
    La propiedad intelectual en el TLC EU-CA: Mecanismo de apropiación del patrimonio bioquimíco y genético
    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.
  • 18-Oct-2004 Jerusalem Post
    EU demands improved intellectual property protection from Israel
    The European Commission has decided to increase pressure on Israel to adopt more stringent intellectual property protection for the benefit of EU pharmaceutical companies.
  • 29-Sep-2004 Bangkok Post
    Farmers risk violating US patents
    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.
  • 24-Sep-2004 USTR
    The work of USTR on intellectual property
    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).
  • 16-Sep-2004
    Les traités bilatéraux de propriété intellectuelle dans la Francophonie
    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.
  • 16-Sep-2004
    Le droit international des brevets : entre le multilatéralisme et le bilatéralisme américain
    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.
  • 12-Aug-2004 Selling off a slice of our country
    Selling off a slice of our country
    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.
  • 11-Aug-2004 Australian Linux bodies blast US free-trade deal
    Australian Linux bodies blast US free-trade deal
    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.
  • 11-Aug-2004 FTA set to increase medicine prices
    FTA set to increase medicine prices
    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.
  • 26-Jul-2004 Des americains piratent une invention marocaine
    Des americains piratent une invention marocaine
    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.
  • 21-Jul-2004 How US is Turning Aids Into Big Business
    How US is turning AIDS into big business
    The reason for President Museveni’s renewed vigour to support US ideologies in the battle against HIV/Aids is becoming clearer after Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 14-Jul-2004
    In New Trade Pacts, U.S. Seeks To Limit Reach of Generic Drugs
    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.
  • 13-Jul-2004
    US and France clash over cheap Aids drugs
    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.
  • 3-Apr-2004 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, UN Human Rights Commission, 60th session
    The right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Addendum: Mission to WTO
    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.
  • 2-Apr-2004 Bad TRIPS dans le traité de libre-échange États-Unis - Amérique centrale
    Bad TRIPS dans le traité de libre-échange États-Unis - Amérique centrale
    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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