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Final TPP Deal On Drug IP Has One Standard With Transitions, Leak Shows

October 9, 2015 at 3:45 PM
The purported leaked text of the final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) intellectual property chapter shows that countries have agreed on a single set of obligations to protect pharmaceutical IP but have given developing economies transition periods to implement some of them that could last up to 18 years in the case of Vietnam. The substantive obligations of the final IP chapter with regard to drugs -- released by Wikileaks on Friday (Oct. 9) and dated Oct. 5 -- require parties to...

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