Growing Conflicts Between Intellectual Property Rights and Health

3 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2013 Last revised: 15 Mar 2016

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Tania Voon

University of Melbourne - Law School

Date Written: June 16, 2013

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Voon, Tania, Growing Conflicts Between Intellectual Property Rights and Health (June 16, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2280183 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2280183

Tania Voon (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Law School ( email )

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185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Victoria, Victoria 3010
Australia

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