EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan issues statement on European Union compulsory licensing in context of COVID-19, makes important statement about TRIPS Article 31bis

On 14 May 2020, Bernd Lange, Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) wrote a letter to Phil Hogan (Commissioner for Trade, European Commission) on the “commercial aspects of intellectual property rights for medical products in the… Continue Reading

EC publishes report on protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in “third countries”

On March 12, 2018, the European Commission issued a press release on a report on the “protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries”. The report was published on February 21, 2018 and is entitled – “Commission Staff… Continue Reading

8 March 2017 – Statement of the European Union – HRC 34 – Panel on Access to Medicines

On 8 March 2017, the European Union (EU) delivered the following statement to the Human Rights Council’s panel discussion on Access to Medicines. As the Human Right Council imposed a strict two minute limit on interventions, the EU was not able to raise the following two questions contained at the end of its intervention.

I have two questions for the Panel.

Could the panellists suggest further measures to promote a holistic approach to access to medicines?

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European Commission Response to CPTech Letter Regarding EU Opt-out of WTO Compulsory Licensing Mechanism

Original page: http://www.cptech.org/ip/wto/p6/eu12052005.pdf Letter from CPTech referenced available here: https://www.keionline.org/32641 MARKOS KYPRIANOU                                            PETER MANDELSON Member of the European Commission … Continue Reading

CPTech Letter to EC Director General of Trade Peter Mandelson

Original page: http://www.cptech.org/ip/health/tamiflu/cptech-mandelson10192005.html CPTech Letter to EC Director General of Trade Peter Mandelson 19th October 2005 Commissioner Mandelson EUROPEAN COMMISSION DG Trade 200 rue de la Loi B-1049 BRUSSELS Dear Commissioner Mandelson TRIPS Agreement and Avain Influenza We ask the… Continue Reading

CPTech Letter to USTR Portman Regarding US Position on WTO Opt-Out of Compulsory Licensing Mechanism

Original page: http://www.cptech.org/ip/birdflu/ustr-birdflu.html 14 October 2005 Honorable Rob Portman United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20508 Dear Ambassador Portman: We are writing to ask that the United States government address a mistake in trade policy that… Continue Reading

CPTech Statement on WTO Deal on Exports of Medicines

Original page: http://www.cptech.org/ip/wto/p6/cptech08302003.html CPTech Statement on WTO Deal on Exports of Medicines August 30, 2003 “Today’s decision on the implementation of paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health puts the WTO into unchartered waters. The WTO… Continue Reading

EC Pascal Lamy Letter in Response to TACD regarding WTO Export Issue

Original: Page 1 – http://www.cptech.org/ip/health/eu/lamy2tacd20mar2002-p1.jpg Page 2 – http://www.cptech.org/ip/health/eu/lamy2tacd20mar2002-p2.jpg Note by James Love on April 1, 2002 via IP-Health email list regarding the letter below (archived link of the note here): This these are scans of Pascal Lamy’s March 20… Continue Reading