The latest plan to get the controversial trade deal up and running involves freezing some of its controversial rules, including rules for biologic drugs, an expensive class of medicines often used to treat conditions such as cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.
As the TPP-11 meet to attempt to revive the TPP without the US, the research findings show how damaging the original medicine proposals would be.
India firm in opposing proposals that could hinder global access to affordable generic drugs
Healthcare watchers are calling on India to resist RCEP
Access to health products is non-negotiable; the Indian Government should reject the bullying tactics of the US based medical device industry.
RCEP negotiations should not restrict global access to affordable medicines and vaccines
The RCEP has hidden costs for people’s lives
RCEP will give multinational corporations unprecedented rights
Switzerland insists on intellectual property commitments beyond TRIPS.
Sanofi Aventis Ukraine LLC, part of Sanofi global pharmaceutical company, seeks to file a claim against Ukraine to the International Investment Arbitration.
The first ever final award on patents in international investment arbitration by ICSID in the case of Eli Lilly v. Canada has effectively cleared the way for raising future disputes by foreign IPR owners against domestic institutions which can result in stronger and robust IP protection regime.
The new regime has been implemented in order to meet Canada’s obligations under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union
TPP 11 negotiators have agreed to suspend controversial clauses on medicine monopolies and some governments want to renegotiate other clauses, vindicating public interest group concerns
Officials from 11 of the 12 countries that committed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal are meeting in Sydney for talks to re-energize the stalled agreement and discuss amendmends to the pact following the withdrawal of the US.
Stronger intellectual property protection would benefit the US in return for no concessions, civil society groups tell TPP11 Ministers
Through the KORUS revision, the US is openly seeking to bridge its trade deficit with Korea by renegotiating specific terms for individual product categories.
Former diplomat says the EU’s insistence on opening up on wine imports from France and automobile imports from Germany have held up the EU-India FTA negotiations.
At RCEP negotiations held in India, intellectual property rights issues in medicine remain contentious
A battle over the length of data protection for biologic medicine appears to be shaping up in the NAFTA negotiations in a replay of an issue that helped block the Trans-Pacific Partnership from becoming law.
Loon Gangte is an Indian activist living with HIV and hepatitis C, founder of the Delhi Network of Positive People.