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U.S., others defend IP rights as waiver backers push for text-based talks

February 4, 2021 at 4:25 PM
The U.S., European Union and other mainly developed countries once again defended intellectual property protections at the World Trade Organization this week despite a push from proponents of an IP waiver to move the talks to text-based discussions, according to a Geneva-based trade official familiar with the talks. The waiver, introduced last year, would waive portions of the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property. Views on the proposal, put forward by India and South Africa, have fallen largely...

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