Muhammad Zaheer Abbas, PhD

Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law

Lecturer in Law

Australian Centre for Health Law Research (ACHLR)

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Scholarly Papers (44)

1.

Pros and Cons of Compulsory Licensing: An Analysis of Arguments

International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, Vol. 3, No. 3, May 2013
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 16 Dec 2013
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Trips Flexibilities: Implementation Gaps between Theory and Practice

Nordic Journal of Commercial Law Issue 2013#1
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 15 Dec 2013
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD and Shamreeza Riaz
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law and International Islamic University Islamabad
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Evolution of the Concept of Compulsory Licensing: A Critical Analysis of Key Developments Before and After Trips

Academic Research International, Vol. 4 No. 2 March 2013
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 16 Dec 2013
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD and Shamreeza Riaz
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law and International Islamic University Islamabad
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Compulsory licensing, TRIPS flexibilities, Paris Convention, Berne Convention, Rome Convention, Doha Declaration, WTO Waiver Decision

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Twenty Years After Doha: An Analysis of the Use of the TRIPS Agreement’s Public Health Flexibilities in India

South Centre Research Paper 158, June 2022
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 29 Jul 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Canada’s Political Choices Restrain Vaccine Equity: The Bolivia-Biolyse Case

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 10 Mar 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Access to Medicines, Access to Vaccines, Biolyse Pharma, Bolivia, Canada, Compulsory Licenses, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Flexibilities, Global Health, Health, Intellectual Property, Pandemic, Patent, Pharmaceuticals, Public Health, TRIPS, TRIPS Waiver, Vaccine Equity, Vaccine Industry, Vaccine National

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Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism and its Ramifications for Public Health: An Analysis

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 08 Aug 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD and Shamreeza Riaz
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law and International Islamic University Islamabad
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public health, ISDS, policy space, access to medicines, tobacco control, environment, investors, corporations, investment arbitration

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Evergreening of Pharmaceutical Patents: a Blithe Disregard for the Rationale of the Patent System

‘Evergreening of Pharmaceutical Patents: A Blithe Disregard for the Rationale of the Patent System’ (2019) 15(2) Journal of Generic Medicines 53-60
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 08 Aug 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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evergreening, generic competition, drug patents, pharmaceuticals, affordable access, essential medicines, innovation

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Strategic Use of Patent Opposition Safeguard to Improve Equitable Access to Innovative Health Technologies: A Case Study of CAR T-Cell Therapy Kymriah

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 29 Jul 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Civil society; gene therapy; Kymriah; patent opposition; public health

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Revisiting Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime in Response to COVID-19: A Review of the Legislation and its Underlying Objectives

‘Revisiting Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime in Response to COVID-19: A Review of the Legislation and its Underlying Objectives’ (2022) 34(2) Intellectual Property Journal 147-180
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Aug 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Patent Law, Compulsory Licensing, Access to Essential Medicines, World Trade Organization, TRIPS Agreement, Article 31bis, Canada, Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime’, Biolyse, Bolivia, Coronavirus, COVID-19

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Diversity of Interpretations Regarding Qawwam in Islamic Thought with Special Reference to Surah An-Nisa

Pakistan journal of Islamic Research Bhau Din Zakria University, Pakistan, Vol. 7, Issue 2013
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2023
Shamreeza Riaz and Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
International Islamic University Islamabad and Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Qawwam, Surah An-Nisa, Shariah Compatibility, superiority of man, patriarchal social system, Diversity of Interpretations

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Practical Implications of ‘Vaccine Nationalism’: A Short-Sighted and Risky Approach in Response to COVID-19

‘Practical Implications of Vaccine Nationalism: A Short-Sighted and Risky Approach in Response to COVID-19’ (November 2020) Research Paper 124 South Centre 1-15
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 12 Aug 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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COVID-19, vaccine nationalism, patent law, pre-purchase agreements

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The Issue of Undeserving Patent Monopolies in Innovation-Based Businesses and Implications Thereof for Underprivileged Consumers

The Business and Management Review, Vol.9, No.1, July 2017
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 01 Aug 2017
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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COVID-19 and the Issue of Affordable Access to Innovative Health Technologies: An Analysis of Compulsory Licensing of Patents as a Policy Option

Law and Economics of the Coronavirus Crisis (Springer Nature, 2022) 265-294
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 29 Jul 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Compulsory licensing, Coronavirus, COVID-19, patents, TRIPS, WTO

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An Evaluation of the Indian Legislative Framework for Patent Opposition Mechanism: Merits and Demerits of the Procedural Safeguard

‘An Evaluation of the Indian Legislative Framework for Patent Opposition Mechanism: Merits and Demerits of the Procedural Safeguard’ (2021) IV(II) Journal of Intellectual Property Studies 62-86
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 08 Aug 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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India, patent litigation, patent opposition, presumption of validity, section 3(d)

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The Right to Repair Medical Equipment in a Health Emergency: Australia Needs to Reform Its Patent Law

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 29 Jul 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Parallel Importation as a Policy Option to Reduce Price of Patented Health Technologies

‘Parallel Importation as a Policy Option to Reduce Price of Patented Health Technologies’ (2021) 17(4) Journal of Generic Medicines 214-219
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 09 Aug 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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COVID-19, global public health, international exhaustion, parallel importation

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The Potential Role of 3D Printing Technology in Enabling Local Entrepreneurship: to What Extent Patent Law Poses a Barrier

The Potential Role of 3D Printing Technology in Enabling Local Entrepreneurship: To What Extent Patent Law Poses a Barrier’ (2022) 5(2) Journal of Intellectual Property Studies 67-82
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 08 Aug 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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3D printing, additive manufacturing, local entrepreneurship, maker community, patent law

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Patent Law and 3D Printing Applications in Repairing Medical Equipment: Australia Needs To Adopt an Explicit Right to Repair Exemption

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Jul 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Civil Society’s Meaningful Engagement in the Patent System for a More Profound Real-world Impact

‘Civil Society’s Meaningful Engagement in the Patent System for a More Profound Real- World Impact’ (2022) 32(3) Australian Intellectual Property Journal 189-199
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Aug 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Patent Law, Patent Opposition, Civil Society, Access to Essential Medicines, World Trade Organization, TRIPS Agreement

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Conflicting Interests, Competing Perspectives and Policy Incoherence: COVID-19 Highlights the Significance of the UN High-Level Panel Report on Access to Medicines

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 29 Jul 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Access to medicines, COVID-19, Corona vaccine, UN High-Level Panel

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Vulnerable Supply Chains in a Health Emergency: Australia, Local Manufacturing and 3D Printing

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 29 Jul 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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TRIPS Waiver Decision for Equitable Access to Medical Countermeasures in the Pandemic: COVID-19 Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 28 Jan 2024
Nirmalya Syam and Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
South Centre and Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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COVID-19, pandemic, TRIPS waiver, public health flexibilities, diagnostics, therapeutics

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Patent Laws and the Public Health Puzzle: Comparing India’s Well-Thought-Out Patent Opposition Model with the U.S. and EU Model

‘Patent Laws and the Public Health Puzzle: India’s Well-Thought-Out Patent Opposition Model’ (2023) 13 Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law 1-44
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 Sep 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Access to medicines, EU, ever-greening, India, patent opposition, polymorphs, public health, TRIPS flexibilities, U.S.

24.

Industrial Applications of 3D Printing to Scale-up Production of COVID-19 Related Medical Equipment

‘Industrial Applications of 3D Printing to Scale-up Production of COVID-19 Related Medical Equipment’ (2021) 5(2) Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine 97-110
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 Aug 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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additive manufacturing, 3D printing, COVID-19, health emergency, industrial application, medical equipment

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Compulsory Licensing and Access to Medicines: TRIPS Amendment Allows Export to Least-Developed Countries

Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Vol.12, No.6, June 2017
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 01 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD and Shamreeza Riaz
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law and International Islamic University Islamabad
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Legal Protections Provided Under Pakistani Law Against Anti-Women Practices: Implementation Gaps between Theory and Practice

The Dialogue, Qurtaba University, K-1, Phase-3, Hayatabad Peshawar, Volume VIII Number, 2, June 2013
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 15 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2023
Shamreeza Riaz and Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
International Islamic University Islamabad and Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Wanni, Sawara, Badla-e-Sulh, Anti Women Practices

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COVID-19 and the Global Public Health: Tiered Pricing of Pharmaceutical Drugs as a Price-Reducing Policy Tool

‘COVID-19 and the Global Public Health: Tiered Pricing of Pharmaceutical Drugs as a Price- Reducing Policy Tool’ (2021) 17(3) Journal of Generic Medicines 115-121
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 09 Aug 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Access to medicines, COVID-19, differential pricing, public health, tiered pricing

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Trade-Related Security Exceptions: An Analysis of the Flexibility under International Law

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 09 Aug 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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COVID-19, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Security exceptions, Article 73(b), TRIPS flexibilities

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Plant Breeders’ Rights Act 2016: Prospects and Challenges for Pakistan as an Agricultural Country

‘Plant Breeders’ Rights Act 2016: Prospects and Challenges for Pakistan as an Agricultural Country’ (2020) 23(3-4) Journal of World Intellectual Property 185-201
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 08 Aug 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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access to seeds, agriculture, biodiversity, farmers’ rights, food security, genetic resources, intellectual property, Pakistan, plant breeders, TRIPS

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The Proposed TRIPS Waiver and Pharmaceutical Industry’s Concerns About Counterfeit COVID-19 Vaccines

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 29 Jul 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Access to Medical Equipment in a Pandemic Situation: Importance of Localized Supply Chains and 3D Printing

‘Access to Medical Equipment in a Pandemic Situation: Importance of Localized Supply Chains and 3D Printing’ (2021) 213 South Views 1-6
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 09 Aug 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Public Understanding and Voluntary Responsibility to Mitigate COVID-19 Pandemic: Role of Local Community Organizations in Information Sharing and Health Literacy

‘Public Understanding and Voluntary Responsibility to Mitigate the COVID-19 Pandemic: Role of Local Community Organizations in Information Sharing and Health Literacy’ (2021) 33(4) Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health (Q3) 451-452
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 12 Aug 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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civil society, COVID-19, health literacy, information sharing, voluntary responsibility

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Patent Law and 3D Printing Applications in Response to COVID-19: Exceptions to Inventor Rights

J World Intellect Prop. 2022; 25:317–334
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Aug 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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3D printing, COVID-19, medical equipment, patent rights, right to repair, Art. 30 exceptions

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WTO ‘Paragraph 6’ System for Affordable Access to Medicines: Relief or Regulatory Ritualism?

‘WTO Paragraph 6 System for Affordable Access to Medicines: Relief or Regulatory Ritualism’ (2018) 21(1-2) Journal of World Intellectual Property 32-51
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Aug 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD and Shamreeza Riaz
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law and International Islamic University Islamabad
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patent monopoly, access to drugs, TRIPS flexibilities, compulsory licensing, public health, Doha Declaration, Paragraph 6, rule complexity, regulatory ritualism, Apotex-Rwanda

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Treatment of the Novel COVID-19: Why Costa Rica’s Proposal for the Creation of a Global Pooling Mechanism Deserves Serious Consideration

Journal of Law and the Biosciences, 1–10 doi:10.1093/jlb/lsaa049, 2020
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 29 Jul 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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COVID-19, Corona vaccine, Costa Rica’s proposal, patent pool, WHO

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Rationale of Compulsory Licensing of Pharmaceutical Patents in the Light of Human Rights Perspective

Pakistan Perspectives, Vol. 19, No. 1, January-June 2014
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 28 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Australia Must Support a Temporary Waiver of Intellectual Property Protections in Response to a Future Pandemic

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 16 Dec 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Australia, COVID-19, Intellectual Property, Patents, TRIPS, Vaccines

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Peculiar Nature of the Global War on Terror and the Dilemma of Unlawful Enemy Combatants

Hamdard Islamicus, Vol. XXXVII, No. 4, October-December 2014
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2023
Shamreeza Riaz and Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
International Islamic University Islamabad and Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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GWOT, Children as POWs, Women as POWs, Direct participation in hostilities, Enemy Combatants

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Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism: The Trojan Horse of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Its Practical Implications

Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol.28, Pt.2, May 2017
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 01 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD and Shamreeza Riaz
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law and International Islamic University Islamabad
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TPP, ISDS, policy space, transparency, cost, affordability, sovereignty, investors, corporations, investment arbitration, public interest

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Sports Anti-Siphoning Laws and the Controversy of Sports Broadcasting: A Case Study of Pakistan

Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Vol. 10, No. 9, September 2015
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 28 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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World Trade Organization’s Export-Oriented Compulsory Licensing Mechanism: Foreseen Policy Concern for Africa to Mitigate the COVID-19 Pandemic

Journal of Generic Medicines 17(2), 2021
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 29 Jul 2023
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Africa, COVID-19 vaccine, patent exclusivities, TRIPS Agreement, Paragraph 6 System

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India’s Distinct but Opposing Patent Model is Under Pressure: Prospects and Challenges in the Global Arena

Muhammad Zaheer Abbas, ‘India’s Distinct but Opposing Patent Model is Under Pressure: Prospects and Challenges in the Global Arena’ (2024) India Quarterly 1-16
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 Mar 2024
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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ASEAN, EU, India, Japan, U.S., patent opposition, section 3(d), RCEP, TRIPS, WTO

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The Empowering Role of 3D Printing in Responding to the Pandemic: An Analysis

‘The Empowering Role of 3D Printing in Responding to the Pandemic: An Analysis’ (2023) 18(4) The Dialogue 43-61
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Jan 2024
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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Additive manufacturing, COVID-19, Coronavirus, 3D printing, the maker community

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The COVID-19 crisis: intellectual property and sustainable development during the pandemic

Number of pages: 26
Muhammad Zaheer Abbas PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Law
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COVID-19; Intellectual property; Sustainable development; Patents; Copyright; WHO; WTO; TRIPS waiver; Digital divide; Internet archive; Fair use; Right to repair; Pandemic treaty