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Access to Medicine in the Global EconomyInternational Agreements on Patents and Related Rights$
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Cynthia Ho

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195390124

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390124.001.0001

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An Introduction to TRIPS

An Introduction to TRIPS

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Access to Medicine in the Global Economy

Cynthia M. Ho (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter provides a brief overview of TRIPS, with emphasis on provisions that impact patented and generic drugs. In particular, it discusses what TRIPS requires in terms of what must be patented, the scope of patent rights, and how patent rights are enforced for WTO member countries. In addition, it discusses the TRIPS requirement to protect some clinical data. This chapter answers some key questions, such as the following: Does TRIPS establish uniform patent standards? Do all WTO member countries need to provide patents on drugs? Does TRIPS prevent generic companies from relying on data of other companies in seeking regulatory approval? What happens if a WTO member country violates TRIPS?

Keywords:   TRIPS, patented drugs, generic drugs, patent rights, WTO member countries

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