[Ip-health] New Book Highlights IP Trade Law Flexibilities For Public Health

Kaitlin Mara kaitlinemara at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 09:04:50 PST 2017

Article on Ellen 't Hoen's Private Patents and Public Health in IPW:

"The book provides information about the use of a range of flexibilities in
the area of pharmaceuticals since the adoption of the 2001 World Trade
Organization Doha Declaration on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual
Property Rights (TRIPS) and Public Health.

The flexibilities analysed in the book include a variety of instances of
compulsory licences granted by a government or government authority, and a
variety of uses of the LDC pharmaceutical waiver (paragraph 7 mechanism) in
the context of procurement/importation. The book includes a table (and
explanations) showing 34 instances of compulsory licensing in 24 countries
for reasons of access to treatments, between the years 2001 and 2014."
Read the article here:

The full text of the book is available here:

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