22 May, 2015
Canada submitted its views as third party on the issue of plain packaging measures introduced by Australia as regards tobacco products. The Australian High Court had upheld the validity of the statutory provisions which mandate all cigarettes packets and cartons to be uniform or in identical colours with about 25% of the surface being available to display compan...
28 July, 2014
The Bombay High Court on 15-7-2014 has upheld the decision of the Controller and IPAB to grant compulsory licence (CL) for a cancer drug. The court in this regard, considering the TRIPS Agreement, Doha Declaration and various provisions of the Patent Act, 1970, rejected the writ petition filed by the patent holder (Bayer Corporation). Submission that efforts to obtain voluntary ...
20 June, 2014
The USA has called for ending the moratorium on complaints based on the non-violate clause in the TRIPS agreement. The Nullification of benefits clause or non violate clause (NV clause) as provided in Article XXIII enables a member to bring a complaint against another who has by any measure, which even while not in violation of WTO agreements, has nullified or impaired the bene...
By Vindhya Srinivasamani
Since the inception of the Patents Act, 1970, Indian patent law has been a process patent regime in the field of pharmaceuticals. Based on the recommendations of a committee chaired by Judge Rajagopala Ayyangar in 1959, product patent protection in the pharmaceutical sector was abolished in order to ensure that medicines were available to the public at ...
By Vindhya Srinivasamani & Adarsh Ramanujan
Brazil was the fourth country in the world to enact a patent law (in 1809) and it was also a founding member of the Paris Convention in 1882. Therefore, while Brazil is not new to a patent regime unlike other developing nations, there has been a recent legislative review that may lead to major patent law reforms. The Parliamentary Committee ...
BIO International Convention, 2014
Biotechnology Industry organization will be hosting an international convention from 23-26 June, 2014 in San Diego.
Dr. Malathi Lakshmikumaran, Director, IPR, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan will speak in the session on 26 June, 2014 on ‘compulsory licensing and compliance with TRIPS’.
Other sessions of this International convention will have discussions on:
The AIPPI Forum and Executive Committee meeting will be held in Helsinki from 5th to 10th September, 2013. In this event of the International Association for the protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) workshops on pharmaceutical products and trademarks, second medical use patents, TRIPS & public health, data exclusivity and IP licensing and insolvency.
The discussions will also cover to...
24th November, 2011
Least Developed Countries will get more time to protect intellectual property as per latest developments in the World Trade Organisation. The TRIPS (intellectual property) Council of WTO Members has reached a consensus agreement on the draft decision which is expected to be adopted in the Ministerial Conference in Geneva in December, 2011.
The original 2005 deadline for ...
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