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Author Elms, Deborah Kay, author

Title Intellectual property rights, drug access and the Doha Round / Deborah Elms
Published [London] : SAGE, 2016
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Series SAGE knowledge. Cases
SAGE knowledge. Cases
Summary This case study follows the negotiations in the World Trade Organization's Doha Round over drug access. The poorest states in the international community argued that the human suffering caused by diseases like HIV/AIDS and malaria required changes to trade rules. The WTO Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights agreement mandated global protection of intellectual property rights for pharmaceutical products beginning in 2005, but the poorest states insisted on revisions that would allow them to manufacture or import generic versions of life-saving drugs. The resulting impasse, as the study explains, blocked these changes and threatened to rupture the Doha Round trade talks more broadly
Notes Originally Published in: Elms, D. (2004). Intellectual Property Rights, Drug Access and the Doha Round. Case 297. Washington, DC: Georgetown Institute for the Study of Diplomacy
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on April 28, 2016)
Subject World Trade Organization.
Pharmaceutical industry -- Case studies.
Drug accessibility -- Case studies.
Intellectual property -- Cases.
Foreign trade regulation -- Cases.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781473968561 (ebook)