Patent backlogs fuel efforts to extend pharma patent terms in Thailand and Brazil, AIDS activists say
Excessive patenting in the multinational pharmaceutical sector, along with a huge backlog, works in Big Pharma’s favour. Civil society is...
Groups target EU-Mercosur FTA to advance access to health in trade deals
AIDS activists, health activists and civil society organizations in Brazil and Argentina are pushing back against the negative effects of...
Truvada case shows civil society’s success with pre-grant opposition
The example of Gilead antiretroviral Truvada in Argentina and Brazil shows how civil society efforts to use patent opposition to...
Civil society key in TRIPS flexibility implementation
Civil society plays an instrumental role in actively defending access to affordable to medicines, making use of TRIPS flexibilities, and...
Ukraine eyes patent law reform after civil society push on medicines access
Ukrainian lawmakers are poised to approve sweeping patent reform legislation, driven in large part by a push by patients’ groups...
Botswana: Creating (radio) waves to show how intellectual property affects us all
BONELA is raising national awareness as to why intellectual property (IP) and access to medicines are relevant for everyone –...
Fixing the broken patent system: From Marrakech and back again
Marrakech was home to the signing of the TRIPS Agreement in 1995, an agreement that has been exploited by pharmaceutical...
Storify: Pathways to Access #GSIPA2M
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GSIPA2M: The Summit Highlights
Catch up on the activity from our inaugural Global Summit on Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines (15-17 January 2018)....
IP and access to medicines: welcome speech
Our inaugural Global Summit on Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines has started today. Read Solange Baptiste’s welcoming speech below,...