Rights and Responsibilities in Patents – A Precautionary Patent Framework in WTO Law
35 (9) European Intellectual Property Review 516-26, 2013
20 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2015 Last revised: 17 Oct 2015
Date Written: 2013
This article explores the balance between states’ and right holders’ rights and responsibilities in IP, and considers how, and the extent to which a precautionary approach could be crystallized in the intellectual property (IP) patent regime, specifically in the access to medicines context.
Keywords: Precautionary approach; World Trade Organization; Compulsory licensing; TRIPS; Patents; Rights and responsibilities; Patentability
JEL Classification: K11
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