International Trade, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Policy: Long-Term Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis
C.M. Flood, V. MacDonnell, J. Philpott, S. Theriault & S. Venkapuram, eds, Vulnerable: The Policy, Law and Ethics of COVID-19 (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2020).
11 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2020
Date Written: 2020
This chapter addresses intersections among international trade law, intellectual property rights, and domestic innovation policies to prevent, detect, and treat pandemics. Structural issues with Canada’s innovation system affected preparedness for this pandemic and, unless remedied, will impede responses to future crises. In this chapter, we suggest aligning domestic and international policy measures to nuance Canada’s approach to intellectual property and accelerate Canada’s global contributions through open science.
Keywords: intellectual property law, Canada, COVID-19, pandemic preparedness
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