[Ip-health] Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Act of 2012

Matthew Kavanagh matthew at healthgap.org
Thu Jul 19 18:24:56 PDT 2012


Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced H.R. 6138 last night that includes the following provision on IP/Access to Meds... hopefully something that can be build on... 

SEC. 1203. ENSURING UNITED STATES TRADE POLICY DOES
NOT RESTRICT ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE
MEDICINES.
In administering title III of the Trade Act of 1974
(19 U.S.C. 2411 et seq.), the United States Government
shall not seek, through negotiation or otherwise, the revocation 
or revision of any intellectual property law or policy 
of a low- or middle-income country that regulates HIV
and opportunistic infection pharmaceuticals or medical
technologies if the law or policy of the country—

(1) promotes access to affordable HIV and opportunistic 
infection pharmaceuticals or medical
technologies for affected populations in that country;
(2) provides intellectual property protection
consistent with the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects
of Intellectual Property Rights referred to in
section 101(d)(15) of the Uruguay Round Agree5
ments Act (19 U.S.C. 3511(d)(15)).


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Matthew Kavanagh
Health GAP (Global Access Project)
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