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WTO members take up TRIPS talks, consider schedule

September 19, 2022 at 4:15 PM
World Trade Organization members this week again took up the negotiations to expand a COVID-19-related intellectual property decision – agreed to at the 12th ministerial conference – following a monthlong August break, debating how to organize the talks, which are supposed to conclude by mid-December. The MC12 TRIPS decision, referring to the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, broadened exceptions and flexibilities in the TRIPS agreement to allow developing countries to issue compulsory licenses in order to facilitate...

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