India Grants a Compulsory Licence of Bayer’s Patented Cancer Drug: The Issue of Local Working Requirement

post by Enrico Bonadio The report analyses the first compulsory licence granted by the Indian government. The author argues that the decision adopted by India might be in violation of the non discrimination principle enshrined in Article 27(1) TRIPS Agreement For the full report see here.

Do You Mind My Smoking? Plain Packaging of Cigarettes Under the TRIPS Agreement

Plain packaging, a new tobacco control tool that is currently being considered by a growing number of countries, mandates the removal of all attractive and promotional aspects of tobacco product packages. As a result, the only authorized feature remaining would be the use of brand name, which would be displayed in a standard font, size, … Continue reading