[Ip-health] Open Letter to the Thai DIP, opposing patent applications on TDF+FTC

Paul's Gmail paul.cawthorne at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 06:02:48 PDT 2012

HI Jockey
Thanks for sending this and good luck with the meeting tomorrow. Please let me know how things go.
Best wishes

On 17 Jul 2012, at 19:04, Jockey wrote:

> Dear IP-health group,
> Attached, you can find the translation of Thai CSO's open letter to be handed to the Director General of the Department of IP, Thailand on July 18 at the tomorrow meeting.  This is to oppose Gilead's patent applications on TDF+FTC in Thailand.
> DIP accepted our request to have an academic forum "Time to have a patent examination guideline to prevent ever-greening patent: TDF+FTC" at the ministry from 9-12 pm.  It's expected to have 100 participants from PLHIV network, chronic-disease patient groups, pharmacist and IP academic, government officers from IP and health departments, and NGO workers.  Guest speakers from FDA, DIP, GPO, an academic group, and PLHIV network are invited to share comments on these patent applications.  Thai patient and NGO groups will take opportunity to have dialogue directly to the policy makers and give the letter to the Director General at the event.
> Best regards,
> Jockey
> <Open Letter TDF+FTC patent Eng.doc>

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