Regional Assessment of Patent and Related Issues and Access to Medicines: Caricom Member States and the Dominican Republic (Final Report: Volume II - Country Studies)

Health Research for Action (2009)

132 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2012 Last revised: 3 May 2015

Ryan Abbott

University of Surrey School of Law; University of California, Los Angeles - David Geffen School of Medicine

Wilbert Bannenberg

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: December 31, 2009

Abstract

This study was conducted to explore the possibility of developing a harmonized, pro-public health regional IP regulation and drug policy framework, to make recommendations for IP legislation and regulation to maximize TRIPS flexibilities while remaining TRIPS compliant, to identify the requirements and process for establishing a regional negotiating platform for drugs, to identify mechanisms for building coalitions and negotiating positions at the WTO for ensuring access to drugs, and to make recommendations on the adequacy of the systems in Member States for regulation of the pharmaceutical market to ensure the timely supply of safe, effective and quality medicines. The study was commissioned by The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with a grant from the International Development Association. Volume II of the CARICOM study analyzed IP legislation in all CARICOM Member States and the Dominican Republic and made specific recommendations for maximizing access to medicines while remaining TRIPS compliant.

Keywords: Access to medicines, intellectual property, patents, TRIPS, TRIPS-plus, CARICOM

Suggested Citation

Abbott, Ryan and Bannenberg, Wilbert, Regional Assessment of Patent and Related Issues and Access to Medicines: Caricom Member States and the Dominican Republic (Final Report: Volume II - Country Studies) (December 31, 2009). Health Research for Action (2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2017822 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2017822

Ryan Benjamin Abbott (Contact Author)

University of Surrey School of Law ( email )

Guildford
Guildford, Surrey GU2 5XH
United Kingdom

University of California, Los Angeles - David Geffen School of Medicine ( email )

1000 Veteran Avenue, Box 956939
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6939
United States

Wilbert Bannenberg

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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