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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
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Publisher: CSIR
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.
Page(s): 395-400
ISSN: 0971-0426
Source:JIPR Vol.13(5) [September 2008]

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