Friday, May 31, 2013 4:02 am | By Lorenzo Montanari
India’s Pharmaceutical Industry: A Call for Stronger IP Protections
Thursday, May 30, 2013 4:37 pm | By Rachelle Korinko
Trans-Pacific Partnership an opportunity to enforce the intellectual property rights system
Friday, May 24, 2013 5:29 pm | By Rachelle Korinko
This past week the United States and 11 other countries met in Lima, Peru to discuss the free-trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). While the negotiations have been kept relatively secret there are a few topics that have been discussed publically (we are still relying on a leaked document from 2011). The major debates in these negotiations centers on how global markets can better protect copyright and patent laws abroad. One of the proposals seeks not only to protect, but to better enforce through sanctions, nation-states who willfully infringe on copyrights of other nation-states, especially in the media and movie industries. The major goal is to create free-trade agreements among the countries while also developing better mechanisms to protect the intellectual property rights of all states and individuals involved in the negotiations.