[Ip-health] Infojustice Roundup - November 17, 2014

Michael Palmedo mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu
Mon Nov 17 13:03:12 PST 2014

Infojustice Roundup 




India: Public Notice Requesting Comments on the Proposed National IPR


[Indian Government Release] Department of Industrial Policy and
Promotion has constituted an IPR Think Tank to draft the National
Intellectual Property Rights Policy and to advise the Department of
Industrial Policy and Promotion on IPR issues. ... interested persons
may send their comments in respect of the proposed National IPR Policy
for consideration by the said IPR Think Tank through the dedicated
e-mail ID, i.e., ipr at nic.in, positively by 30.11.2014. Click here for
the notice from the Government of India
<http://dipp.nic.in/English/News/publicNotice_13November2014.pdf> .




Nov 24: The Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation - Lessons to Be


[PIJIP] Public Citizen Global Access to Medicines Attorney Burcu Kilic
will discuss her new book, Boosting Pharmaceutical Innovation In The
Post-TRIPS Era: Real-Life Lessons for the Developing World. This timely
book investigates the concept of innovation and illustrates the crucial
role that patent strategies play within processes of pharmaceutical
innovation. Drawing on extensive country and company case studies, it
identifies the key issues relevant to the revival of local
pharmaceutical industries The event is open to the public and will be
webcast. Click here for more. <http://www.pijip.org/events/kilic/> 


After Special 301 Listing, Indonesia Plans Tough New IP Enforcement


[Mike Palmedo] Ahmad M. Ramli, the Law and Human Rights head of
Indonesia's Intellectual Property Rights Directorate General, has told
the Jakarta Post that the government will introduce tough new IPR
enforcement measures next year.  According to the story, he "said that
the government would increase its efforts to combat copyright piracy
across the archipelago. They planned to increase the detention period
for violating intellectual property rights from the current four years
to 10 years. Perpetrators would also be fined RP 4 billion (US$
327,895). 'We will also detain merchants of fake products for four
years,' he said, adding that they would apply sanctions against every
mall permitting outlets to sell fake products." Click here for more.


UN Agencies' Report on Pacific Trade & Human Rights: Excerpt on State
Obligations on IPR, with Focus on Vanuatu


[WHO, UNHCHR, UNDP] This case study on Vanuatu highlights the human
rights dimension of the connection between trade agreements,
intellectual property rights (IPR) and traditional knowledge (TK) in
Pacific Island Countries. IPR are linked to the enjoyment of a range of
economic, social and cultural rights, the rights to health, education,
and food in particular. [91] However, it is often very challenging to
get a comprehensive understanding of the exact nature of the
relationship between IPR and human rights in a particular country or
region, as local contexts have a profound effect on their
inter-relationship. Click here for more.






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