MLI writes that the United Nations High-Level Report on Access to Medicines, which calls for loosening intellectual property regulations (ostensibly to make drugs cheaper) would only make it more difficult to provide drug access to the world's most impoverished.
Trade and Intellectual Property
This MLI study explores the many copyright issues facing the Canadian Heritage minister, and shows that supporting Canada’s artists, musicians and authors is about more than government programs and subsidies.
Fundación IDEA writes about the importance of intellectual property as a driver of innovation and competitiveness in Mexico.
Intellectual property protection has a positive effect on all four economic indicators: gross domestic product (GDP), trade, foreign direct investments (FDI) and the level of innovation.
As the Philippines participates in negotiations for new-generation free trade agreements (FTAs), it is crucial for the country to have a critical assessment of its readiness to meet the obligations set out therein.
This paper documents the strong growth in tools used by firms to protect their intellectual property (IP), develop their know-how, and build and maintain their reputation globally.
To ensure the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement creates a framework in which life sciences innovation flourishes throughout the TPP region, it needs to include 12 years of data protection for novel biologic drugs.
Canada should consider adopting an “Innovation Box” approach to encourage business investment in innovative processes that improve productivity, growth, and incomes.