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A Paper Tiger? Compulsory License Regimes for Public Health in Europe


Esther Van Zimmeren


University of Leuven

Geertrui Van Overwalle


Leuven University; Tilburg University

December 1, 2010

International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC), January 2011

Abstract:     
Lately, specially tailored compulsory license mechanisms aimed at serving public health have been established in France, Belgium and Switzerland. The introduction of these mechanisms was triggered by the controversy surrounding diagnostic gene patents. The present paper describes the (ongoing) global controversy and the conventional compulsory licenses, critically examines the newly introduced compulsory license mechanisms and compares them with the conventional compulsory license regimes.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 37

Keywords: Patents, Licenses, Compulsory Licenses, License of Right, Public Health

JEL Classification: I18, K11, O32, O34, H51

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Date posted: December 2, 2010  

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van Zimmeren, Esther and Van Overwalle, Geertrui, A Paper Tiger? Compulsory License Regimes for Public Health in Europe (December 1, 2010). International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC), January 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1717974

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Esther Van Zimmeren (Contact Author)
University of Leuven ( email )
Minderbroedersstraat 5
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium
Geertrui Van Overwalle
Leuven University ( email )
Minderbroedersstraat 5
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium
Tilburg University ( email )
PO Box 90153
Tilburg, NL-5000 LE
Netherlands
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