[Ip-health] Infojustice Roundup - June 8, 2015

Michael Palmedo mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu
Mon Jun 8 12:48:54 PDT 2015

Infojustice Roundup  


Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Texts Leaked


Today KEI posted two more leaked proposals for the IP chapter of the
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a trade agreement
among Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos,
Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, South
Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. The four proposals leaked to date are from
Japan <http://keionline.org/node/2173> , Korea
<http://www.keionline.org/node/2239> , India
.pdf> , and ASEAN
IP%20Text-10Oct2014.pdf> .


*         James Love. Knowledge Ecology International. New leaks from
RECP negotiations on IP, India and ASEAN proposals. Link

*         Jeremy Malcolm, EFF. Meet RCEP, a Trade Agreement in Asia
That's Even Worse Than TPP or ACTA. Link

*         Belinda Townsend, Deborah Gleeson and Ruth Lopert. The
Conversation. RCEP: The Trade Agreement You've Never Heard of But Should
Be Concerned About. Link <http://infojustice.org/archives/34542> 




Leading Health Organisations Join Fight for Affordable Medicines:
Expanded coalition calls for urgent approval of National Policy on
Intellectual Property


[Lotti Rutter] Last week, patient groups and other leading health
organisations in South Africa have joined the Fix the Patent Laws
campaign to push for reform of the country's current patent laws that
severely restrict access to affordable medicines for all people living
in South Africa. Together, they call on the government to urgently
finalise a National Policy on Intellectual Property that champions
measures to reduce prices and increase access to a wide range of
medicines for people in need across South Africa. Click here for more.




Confidential USTR Emails Show Close Industry Involvement In TPP


[William New] While a full range of stakeholders would be affected by
the outcome of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement under
secret negotiation by the United States and a dozen trading partners,
corporate representatives have had a special seat at the negotiating
table, as shown by hundreds of pages of confidential emails from the US
Trade Representative's office obtained by Intellectual Property Watch.
The emails give a rare and fascinating perspective on how policy is
developed in the trade office. Click here for the full story on IP




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