What are the future issues under consideration relating to TRIPS?

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Some of the issues that are under debate relating to TRIPS are – • The effectiveness of the 2003 “waiver” in the 2001 Doha Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health. The waiver in Doha Declaration removes a requirement that generics produced under compulsory license should be mainly for the domestic market. This would hinder their… Read more »

What are TRIPS plus provisions?

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IPRs are territorial rights and can be acquired in the territory of the country having an IPR law. That is, IPR acquired in one country cannot be enforced in another country. The TRIPS Agreement lays down only certain minimum standards of protection and enforcement of IPRs by its Members through enactment of such national laws… Read more »

What is the link between TRIPS, WTO and WIPO?

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Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) at a multilateral level have their genesis in the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property in 1883 which protected industrial property i.e. Patents and trademarks and the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works in 1886 for copyrights and related rights. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) which… Read more »

Which IPRs are covered under TRIPS?

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The IPRs covered by the TRIPS Agreement are: Copyright and related rights (i.e. the rights of performers, producers of sound recordings and broadcasting organizations) Trademarks, including service marks Geographical indications including appellations of origin Industrial designs Patents including the protection of new varieties of plants Layout-designs (topographies) of integrated circuits Undisclosed information, including trade secrets… Read more »

Why was TRIPS included in WTO?

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The precursor to the WTO was the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) which sought to address issues related to international trade in goods. The operation of the GATT over the years resulted in lowering of tariffs in general in international trade. As a result, increasingly, other domestic policies of nations came into focus… Read more »