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Mediclinic News : SUPPORT FOR CALL TO SCRAP GLOBAL COVID-19 MEDICINE PATENTS

Title

SUPPORT FOR CALL TO SCRAP GLOBAL COVID-19 MEDICINE PATENTS

Date

2020-10-18

Link

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-10-18-people-before-patents-academics-researchers-and-teachers-support-sa-call-to-scrap-global-covid-19-medicine-patents/

News Description

DAILY MAVERICK A group of more than 40 South African academics, researchers and teachers have joined the international support for the South African and Indian governments’ proposal that global intellectual property rights should not apply to Covid-19 medicines. In addition, this group argues these reforms must be applied to South Africa for it to be effective. The laws governing intellectual property differ from country to country. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) introduced the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement in 1995 in order to have a basic global framework to protect and enforce these rights. This way, intellectual property could be traded on an equal footing and more easily across borders. Each country must honour this framework when dealing with the intellectual property rights of nationals from other WTO member countries.
Created at 2020/10/27 03:02 PM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2020/10/27 03:02 PM by Mediclinic