22 April 2010

IPAustralia Releases TRIPS Protocol Consultation Paper

IPAustralia has just released a discussion paper on implementing the TRIPS Protocol. It's available here: http://www.ipaustralia.gov.au/pdfs/news/TRIPS%20Protocol%20Public%20Consultation%20Paper.pdf

The Protocol permits WTO members to issue compulsory licences to manufacturers to produce patented products for export to address health needs in least-developed and developing countries.

The deadline for written submissions is 4 June 2010.

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