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Civil society groups push Biden, other leaders to back TRIPS waiver

February 17, 2021 at 2:32 PM
More than 200 international, regional and domestic non-governmental organizations from developing countries are pushing President Biden and other leaders of developed countries to lift a block on a proposed waiver of some World Trade Organization intellectual property obligations. Support for the waiver , which would apply to IP obligations under the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, falls largely along developing vs. developed lines. The proponents -- a swath of WTO developing countries, led by India and...

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