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TRIPS and public health

Events and briefing on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, patents, and pharmaceuticals and public health — including discussions in the WTO’s TRIPS Council.

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WTO and Millennium Development Goals
  

  
Briefing  back to top

TRIPS and pharmaceuticals: fact sheet
A basic explanation, with extracts of the legal text. You can browse the fact sheet or download in Word format or in pdf format and print it.

Frequently asked questions: compulsory licensing of pharmaceuticals and TRIPS

Pharmaceutical patents and the TRIPS Agreement
A more technical explanation.
  

Paragraph 6 System  back to top

‘Paragraph 6’ — importing under compulsory licensing — explained: Press releases 2003 on waiver, 2005 on amendment; in fact sheet; and in detail in extract from 2013 WHO-WIPO-WTO study (pdf)

Annual reports on ‘Paragraph 6’ implementation

How to accept the protocol amending the TRIPS Agreement: Background information for members on procedures

National implementation legislation: the countries that have changed their laws to implement the “Paragraph 6 System”.

Illustrative guide to notifying under the Paragraph 6 System
  

Official texts  back to top

The WTO Members have adopted the following instruments on TRIPS and public health:

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