Brazil-CL-Pandemics-KEI-10April2020 April 10, 2020 Members of the Brazil Congress It is our understanding that some large drug companies have raised objections to a new compulsory licensing authority for Brazil relating to pandemics. I would like to address the several objections… Continue Reading
On 9 November 2018, Brazil delivered the following statement on IP and competition policy at the WTO TRIPS Council under agenda item 13 on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest: Promoting Public Health Through Competition Law and Policy (an item… Continue Reading
On 14 February 2018 and 16 February 2018, the World Trade Organization (WTO) conducted a Trade Policy Review (TPR) of Malaysia. All members of the WTO are subject to review under the Trade Policy Review Mechanism (TPRM). The TPRM takes… Continue Reading
Brazil 1990-2000 Comments for the Working Group On Intellectual Property Rights, Third Trade Ministerial and Americas Business Forum, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, May 13-16,1997, 1997-05-16 2005 U.S. DoS Cable: U.S. PHARMA FIRMS THREATENED WITH LICENSING (Brazil), June 3, 2005. U.S. DoS… Continue Reading
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
On Friday, 20 October 2017, Brazil delivered the following statement during TRIPS Council discussions on compulsory licensing. Brazil zeroed in a recent compulsory licensing case in Germany involving raltagravir, an antiretroviral.
As reported by Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), on 6 June 2017, the World Trade Organization (WTO), published a paper tabled by Brazil, China, Fiji, India, and South Africa, entitled “Intellectual Property and the Public Interest.” In their communication (IP/C/W/630), the proponents called for a series of discussions at the WTO TRIPS Council on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest. Continue Reading
At the March 2017 session of the WTO TRIPS Council, Brazil delivered the following statement on copyright and e-commerce.
Copyright and e-commerce
Statement from Brazil
On 9 November 2016, the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) TRIPS Council held discussions on the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel Report on Access to Medicines (UN HLP). These timely WTO discussions on the UN HLP germinated from a 27 October 2016 request by Brazil, China, India and South Africa requesting the WTO Secretariat to place a dedicated agenda item for consideration at the 8-9 November 2016 session of the TRIPS Council entitled “the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel Report on Access to Medicines.”
The following are selected cables from the US Department of State, obtained under the U.S. FOIA statutes, concerning patents and price negotiations on AIDS drugs. 2004 U.S. DoS Cable: GOB REACHES PRICING AGREEMENTS ON THREE MORE AIDS DRUGS – January… Continue Reading