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|Title:||TRIPS Agreement and Public Health: An Overview of International Issues|
|Authors:||Gopalakrishnan, N S|
|Keywords:||TRIPS;Doha Declaration;Paris Convention;Para 6;Compulsory licence;IPR|
|Abstract:||This paper deals with brief overview of the developments of international provisions on IPR related to public health. It discusses flexibilities before and after TRIPS Agreement and difficulties faced by developing countries in implementing TRIPS obligations and protecting public health. Also discussed are the reasons for the Doha Declaration and issues relating to implementation of Para 6 of the Declaration. Discusses the inadequacy in the compulsory licence based approach to solve public health crisis and argues for a more comprehensive approach to find a long term solution to the public health issues.|
|Appears in Collections:||JIPR Vol.13(5) [September 2008]|
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