Growing Conflicts Between Intellectual Property Rights and Health
3 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2013 Last revised: 15 Mar 2016
Date Written: June 16, 2013
This short paper explains a number of international developments demonstrating continuing tensions between intellectual property rights and health. In particular, it examines steps at the World Health Organization in relation to so-called 'counterfeit' medicines and the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, as well as domestic and international challenges to Australia's plain tobacco packaging law.
Keywords: Intellectual Property, WTO, Public Health, International Law
JEL Classification: K33
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