UNITAID Adopts Resolution Promoting Use Of Intellectual Property Rights To Increase Access To Medicines

Intellectual Property Watch: UNITAID Board Adopts Resolution On IP Flexibilities Under Trade Rules
Catherine Saez, senior writer at Intellectual Property Watch, discusses UNITAID’s adoption of “a resolution on the use of the intellectual property flexibilities enshrined in the global trading system allowing developing countries to facilitate access to affordable medicines. … The resolution recognizes ‘the need for UNITAID to support measures aimed at encouraging the sharing and promoting of best practices regarding the adoption, protection, and use of [Trade-Related Aspects on Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)] flexibilities with a view to increasing equitable access to affordable and appropriately formulated medicines'” (12/16).

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