SouthViews No. 145, 28 February 2017
Avoid patent clauses in trade treaties that can kill millions
By Martin Khor
A recent article in a prestigious journal reminds us of how the intellectual property chapter of free trade agreements can prevent the sick from getting treatment. This article also critiques the TPP clauses and warns that they should not be translated to national laws or copied into other FTAs being negotiated.
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This article was tagged: Access to Health, Access to Medicines, Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), Patent Clauses, Right to Health, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)