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Guest Blog: Online Pharmacies: What You See May Not Be What You Get

Guest Blog: Online Pharmacies: What You See May Not Be What You Get

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How many times have you purchased your must-have item on the Internet because you found a better price or didn’t feel like going to the store? You wouldn’t be alone; an increasing number of consumers are using the Internet to buy everything from clothes to pet food. According to the Partnership at Drugfree.org, one in six consumers are also purchasing their prescription drugs online. In most cases, consumers assume they can detect an authentic website, and they will be getting the product they see on the screen.

Legal Certainty Necessary for Continued Innovation at Home and Abroad

Legal Certainty Necessary for Continued Innovation at Home and Abroad

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On Tuesday, April 23, the GIPC hosted an event on the sidelines of the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) meeting on the need for greater legal certainty for IP in order to further innovative research and development in the future. The panelists presented the delegates with their experiences on the ways in which a disclosure requirement had been implemented in their respective countries. They further elaborated on how such a requirement affected scientific research in their respective countries.

WTO Public Forum: “Are Agreements Occurring Outside the Multilateral Process Helping or Hindering Multilateralism?”

WTO Public Forum: “Are Agreements Occurring Outside the Multilateral Process Helping or Hindering Multilateralism?”

By Aaron Smethurst

Engaging in public dialog and providing information on the value of intellectual property (IP) is an important part of the Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC)’s IP Delivers campaign. That’s why we were excited to organize a panel last Wednesday, September 26, at one of the largest annual policy discussions in Geneva: the World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum. Attended by more than 4,000 policy makers, academics, journalists, and non-governmental organizations, the Public Forum is an excellent opportunity for us to describe how IP Delivers Jobs, Innovation, Safety and Access.

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U.S. piracy concerns looms large over Russia’s WTO bid

U.S. piracy concerns looms large over Russia’s WTO bid

ReutersU.S. business groups said on Friday they hoped President Barack Obama’s pledge to help Russia join the World Trade Organization soon meant Moscow will finally honor promises it made more than three years ago to crack down on piracy of American goods.

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