Intellectual Property And Public Health In The Developing World

Intellectual Property and Public Health in the Developing World
Publisher Open Book Publishers
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Category Law
Total Pages 348
ISBN 9781783742318
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Across the world, developing countries are attempting to balance the international standards of intellectual property concerning pharmaceutical patents against the urgent need for accessible and affordable medicines. In this timely and necessary book, Monirul Azam examines the attempts of several developing countries to walk this fine line. He evaluates the experiences of Brazil, China, India, and South Africa for lessons to guide Bangladesh and developing nations everywhere. Azam's legal expertise, concern for public welfare, and compelling grasp of principal case studies make Intellectual Property and Public Health in the Developing World a definitive work. The developing world is striving to meet the requirements of the World Trade Organization's TRIPS Agreement on intellectual property. This book sets out with lucidity and insight the background of the TRIPS Agreement and its implications for pharmaceutical patents, the consequences for developing countries, and the efforts of certain representative nations to comply with international stipulations while still maintaining local industry and public health. Azam then brings the weight of this research to bear on the particular case of Bangladesh, offering a number of specific policy recommendations for the Bangladeshi government—and for governments the world over. Intellectual Property and Public Health in the Developing World is a must-read for public policy-makers, academics and students, non-governmental organizations, and readers everywhere who are interested in making sure that developing nations meet the health care needs of their people.

Intellectual Property and Public Health in the Developing World
  • Author : Monirul Azam
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-05-30

Across the world, developing countries are attempting to balance the international standards of intellectual property concerning pharmaceutical patents against the urgent need for accessible and affordable medicines. In this timely and necessary book, Monirul Azam examines the attempts of several developing countries to walk this fine line. He evaluates the

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Negotiating Health
  • Author : Pedro Roffe
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2012

In developing countries, access to affordable medicines for the treatment of diseases such as AIDS and malaria remains a matter of life or death. In Africa, for instance, more than one million children die each year from malaria alone, a figure which could soon be far higher with the extension

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Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation   Intersections between Public Health  Intellectual Property and Trade
  • Author : World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Publisher : WIPO
  • Release Date : 2013

This study has emerged from an ongoing program of trilateral cooperation between WHO, WTO and WIPO. It responds to an increasing demand, particularly in developing countries, for strengthened capacity for informed policy-making in areas of intersection between health, trade and IP, focusing on access to and innovation of medicines and

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Private Patents and Public Health
  • Author : Ellen F. M. 't Hoen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016

Millions of people around the world do not have access to the medicines they need to treat disease or alleviate suffering. Strict patent regimes introduced following the establishment of the World Trade Organization in 1995 interfere with widespread access to medicines by creating monopolies that keep medicines prices well out of

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Global Intellectual Property Rights
  • Author : P. Drahos,R. Mayne
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2002-10-31

Intellectual property rights such as patents can reduce access to knowledge in genetics, health, agriculture, education and information technology, particularly for people in developing countries. Global Intellectual Property Rights shows how the new global rules of intellectual property have been the product of the strategic behaviour of multinationals, rather than

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International Public Goods and Transfer of Technology Under a Globalized Intellectual Property Regime
  • Author : Keith E. Maskus,Jerome H. Reichman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-06-08

Distinguished economists, political scientists, and legal experts discuss the implications of the increasingly globalized protection of intellectual property rights for the ability of countries to provide their citizens with such important public goods as basic research, education, public health, and environmental protection. Such items increasingly depend on the exercise of

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Intellectual Property Rights
  • Author : Mario Cimoli,Giovanni Dosi,Keith E. Maskus,Jerome H. Reichman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014

A volume on intellectual property rights, economic development, technical change, and innovation dynamics and learning. It considers implications of IP rights and regimes on learning and innovation in developing countries and on the effects on technical change on national growth strategies.

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Intellectual Property Rights and Economic Development
  • Author : Carlos Alberto Primo Braga,Carsten Fink,Claudia Paz Sepulveda
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2000

Over the course of history, different legal instruments for protecting intellectual property have emerged. These instruments differ in their subject matter, extent of protection, and field of application, reflecting society's objective to balance the interests of creators and consumers for different types of intellectual works. These legal instruments are just

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Research Handbook on Human Rights and Intellectual Property
  • Author : Christophe Geiger
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-02-27

Research Handbook on Human Rights and Intellectual Property is a comprehensive reference work on the intersection of human rights and intellectual property law. Resulting from a field-specific expertise of over 40 scholars and professionals of world re

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Intellectual Property  Pharmaceuticals and Public Health
  • Author : Kenneth C. Shadlen,S. Guennif
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01

'This impressive collection offers fascinating new perspectives on the impact of pharmaceutical patents on access to medicines in developing countries. The volume's editors have put together an important book that sets out clearly the challenges to public health in a wide range of national contexts. The book will be a

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International Intellectual Property in an Integrated World Economy
  • Author : Frederick M. Abbott,Thomas Cottier,Francis Gurry
  • Publisher : Aspen Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-02-07

International Intellectual Property in an Integrated World Economy, Fourth Edition by Frederick M. Abbott, Thomas Cottier, and Francis Gurry, provides a comprehensive treatment of the international intellectual property system across the spectrum of intellectual property rights and interests. It introduces the institutional architecture at the multilateral, regional/plurilateral, bilateral and

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Intellectual Property and Development
  • Author : Keith E. Maskus,Carsten Fink
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01

International policies toward protecting intellectual property rights have seen profound changes over the past two decades. Rules on how to protect patents, copyright, trademarks and other forms of intellectual property have become a standard component of international trade agreements. Most significantly, during the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations (1986-94),

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Competition Law in Developing Countries
  • Author : Thomas K. Cheng
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-05

This book brings together perspectives of development economics and law to tackle the relationship between competition law enforcement and economic development. It addresses the question of whether, and how, competition law enforcement helps to promote economic growth and development. This question is highly pertinent for developing countries largely because many

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Intellectual Property and Health Technologies
  • Author : Joanna T. Brougher
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-08

Intellectual Property and Health Technologies Balancing Innovation and the Public's Health Joanna T. Brougher, Esq., MPH At first glance, ownership of intellectual property seems straightforward: the control over an invention or idea. But with the recent explosion of new scientific discoveries poised to transform public health and healthcare systems, costly

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Public Health  Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : WHO
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01

The Commission was established by the World Health Assembly in 2003 to: "...collect data and proposals from the different actors involved and produce an analysis of intellectual property rights, innovation, and public health, including the question of appropriate funding and incentive mechanisms for the creation of new medicines and other products

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