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A Step Back for Colombia

A Step Back for Colombia

Since March, the Colombian Ministry of Health (MoH) has pursued extreme actions that would essentially undermine the patent of innovative leukemia medicine, Glivec. In new developments today, Colombia took one more step toward coercing the patent holder, Novartis, to make the drug available at Colombia’s unilaterally reduced price. These disturbing actions erode the economic certainty […]

Olympics Inspire Stronger IP Protection Laws in Brazil

Olympics Inspire Stronger IP Protection Laws in Brazil

The weeks and months leading up to the Olympic games were dominated by headlines over everything from Brazil’s economic and political turmoil to concerns over the Zika virus. But one headline you probably didn’t read was praising the medal-worthy actions Brazil took prior to the games to protect intellectual property. Here are just a few […]

India’s Score on IP Index may improve by 2020: Kalpana Reddy

India’s Score on IP Index may improve by 2020: Kalpana Reddy

This interview was originally published in Business Standard on July 10, 2016. Kalpana Reddy, senior director of international intellectual property for the Global Intellectual Property Center, US Chamber of Commerce, tells Sudipto Dey why the recently unveiled national IPR policy might not improve India’s scores on international IP index in the short term. On India’s stand that […]

GIPC Highlights #Opportunity4India at Event with Hudson Institute

GIPC Highlights #Opportunity4India at Event with Hudson Institute

A broad group of industry, academic and government experts gathered at the Hudson Institute this morning to share their views on India’s new National IPR Policy and India’s role in the global economy. There was general consensus that the rise of multi-lateral trade agreements will impact the growth of the Indian economy if India chooses not […]