The World Trade Organization (WTO) members agreed to schedule a meeting on September 14th, 2021, to continue consideration of the proposal for a temporary waiver of certain TRIPS IP protection obligations in response to COVID-19. Accordingly, the chair of the WTO’s TRIPS Council, Ambassador Dagfinn Sorli from Norway arranged the meeting on the set date.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) – Executive Office of the President has issued its 2021 Special 301 Report (Report). This Report is about the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection in various countries worldwide with particular emphasis on how it affects the US IPR. The Special 301 Report is the result of …
Promoting competition is a key factor for economic growth. It allows the companies to compete and discover better operating procedures to enhance their economic performance. A properly functioning competitive environment attracts private investors from around the world as it is the supreme goal for competition policy to eradicate barriers for entry.
Introduction There has been some recent interest from the GOE in certain aspects of the Compulsory Licensing (CL). They are beginning to explore it inter alia, in the pharmaceutical industry.