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21 November 2012. Report Seeks To Advance Global Debate On Technological Transfer
A new report from the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) proposes solutions to advancing the global technology transfer debate to better bridge the development gap between developed countries and the global South.
Link to the article: http://www.ip-watch.org/?p=24817&utm_source=weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alerts
November 07, 2012. WTO Members Launch Debate On IP And Innovation; LDCs Seek More Time To Enforce IP Rules
Members of the World Trade Organization intellectual property rights committee today launched their first-ever debate on IP and innovation. In addition, least developed countries formally requested an extension of their transition period to enforce WTO rules on IPRs.
Link to the article: http://www.ip-watch.org/?p=24483&utm_source=weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alerts
October 22, 2012. UN: Governments To Double Biodiversity Funding, Push Access/Benefit-Sharing
At last week's high-level meeting of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) governments agreed to double financial flows toward biodiversity by 2015, the CBD has announced. They also came up with strategy to move forward on access and benefit-sharing of biodiversity.
Link to the article: http://www.ip-watch.org/?p=24185&utm_source=weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alerts
February 25, 2012. EU Inks Anti-Counterfeiting Pact as Cyber Piracy Debate Ramps Up
In an official ceremony held in Tokyo last week, representatives from the European Union and 22 of its member states signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), joining the eight other countries - including the US - that had signed the intellectual property trade pact late last year.
Link to the article: http://cts.vresp.com/c/?TheInternationalCent/8c38b0a6f8/55855b300c/d36d244be9
January 25, 2012. ICC's 2012 IP Roadmap Lays Out Key Policy Issues
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) yesterday released a business guide to key intellectual property policy issues worldwide.
Link to the article: http://www.ip-watch.org/?p=19200&utm_source=weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alerts
January 25, 2012. Obama Announces New Trade Enforcement Unit With IP Focus
In the annual State of Union address last night, US President Obama announced a new Trade Enforcement Unit that includes anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting.
Link to the article: http://www.ip-watch.org/?p=19194&utm_source=weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alerts
23 January 2012
January 20, 2012. Book Calls For Re-Casting Debate Over TRIPS And Medicines Access
A recent book analyses the role of intellectual property protection in providing incentives for innovation and its impact on access to medicines by retracing the origins, content and interpretations of the World Trade Organization agreement on IP rights and trade. It concludes that the debate needs to be recast in order for all sides to benefit going forward.
Link to the article: http://www.ip-watch.org/?p=19028&utm_source=weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alerts
20 January 2012
10 February, 2012 Geneva, Switzerland. CONFERENCE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY. Held at the University of Geneva, this international conference aims to inform the public and those attending on the recent developments regarding intellectual property in the pharmaceutical industry. It will also discuss the present and future challenges of intellectual property law from an international, European, and Swiss perspective. This event welcomes anyone interested in the present and future challenges of intellectual property law. As a special note, participants from non-profit organisations can benefit from a reduced registration fee (contact Nicole Crausaz: Nicole.email@example.com).
For more details, please visit the event’s website. http://www.unige.ch/droit/jdpi/programme_en.html
16 January 2012
Johnson & Johnson Denies Patent Pool Licences For HIV Medicines For The Poor
In a move public health advocates say is likely to bring negative consequences for low-income patients with HIV and AIDS, as well as negative publicity for the company, Johnson & Johnson recently announced that it would not enter into negotiations with the Medicines Patent Pool for voluntary licences that would allow several of key treatments to be made in more affordable generic form in developing countries.
18 November 2011
DRAFT DECISIONS AGREED ON POOREST NATIONS’ INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ‘NON-VIOLATION’ WTO members meeting as the TRIPS (intellectual property) Council have reached consensus agreement on two draft decisions for their ministers to adopt in the 15-17 December 2011 Geneva Ministerial Conference.
25 October 2011
The new Re:Search IP licensing database project for neglected tropical diseases at the World Intellectual Property Organization partnered with the BIO Ventures for Global Health foundation is now live