EB142: KEI statement on WHO’s decision on the Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property

After lengthy negotiations, on Friday, 26 January 2018 the World Health Organization’s Executive Board approved a decision to reinvigorate the Organization’s work program on innovation and access to medicines. Here are two quotes from KEI on the decision: James Love,… Continue Reading

SCP 25

December 12 to December 15, 2016 WIPO’s Page on the Meeting SCP 25: Opening statement of Knowledge Ecology International SCP25: Statement of Asia Pacific Group on Patents and Health SCP25: South Africa’s Experience Related to the Topic of Access to… Continue Reading

SCP 27

December 11 to December 15, 2017 WIPO’s Page for the Meeting SCP27: WIPO patent committee agrees to future work on patent oppositions, exceptions and limitations, and patents and health SCP27: South Africa urges WIPO to invite UNHLP Co-Chairs to present… Continue Reading

October 2017: Dueling narratives on compulsory licensing emerge from the WTO TRIPS Council

The October 2017 meeting of the WTO TRIPS Council witnessed heated discussions on compulsory licensing within the context of IP and the Public Interest. As reported earlier by Knowledge Ecology International, on 31 May 2017, Brazil, China, Fiji, India, and… Continue Reading

SCP 26

July 3 to July 6, 2017 WIPO’s Page for the Meeting SCP26 – Agreement reached on future work reached at WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (6 July 2017) WIPO SCP 26 KEI Side Event: Running royalties as… Continue Reading

WIPO’s proposed treaty on broadcasting

These negotiations have been going on for many years, certainly as early as the 1997 WIPO World Symposium on Broadcasting, New Communication Technologies and Intellectual Property, in Manila, and arguably earlier. Beginning in 2017, there has been a new push… Continue Reading

Term of protection for copyright and related rights

2009 2009: Minimum TRIPS Terms of Protection for Copyright and Related Rights 2009: TransAtlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) resolution on copyright terms 2009: Terms of Protection for Copyright and Related Rights in multilateral treaties 2012 2012: Republican Study Committee report suggests… Continue Reading