This new TRIPS text from the WTO, it’s generally the same as the earlier leaked text, but now with two brackets, one on the definition of eligible countries and the second one regarding requirement to list each patent in non-voluntary authorization.
COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHAIRPERSON. The following letter was received by the Chair of Council for TRIPS on 3 May 2022 and is circulated to Members at the request of the Director-General.
Earlier commentary on the QUAD’s TRIPS proposal.
- 2022. James Love, “The Proposed TRIPS Compromise Risks Setting Several Bad Precedents,” Bill of Health. April 7, 2022.
- 2022. James Love, “Pandemic: Needled by the rulebook,” the World Today, Chatham House. April 1, 2022.
- 2022. James Love, “The Quad WTO proposal on COVID 19 and TRIPS proposal is tied for the 5th best option for exports,” Medium, March 20, 2022.
- 2022. James Love, “The proposed WTO agreement on intellectual property and COVID 19 vaccines should not require that authorizations of non-voluntary use of patents list all patents covered.” Medium. March 17, 2022.