TPP leak shows devil in the detail on access to biologic medicines and copyright monopolies

Media Release October 10, 2015

“The final version of the intellectual property chapter the TPP was leaked today on WikiLeaks with several technical analyses” said Dr Patricia Ranald, Coordinator of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network. “The deal was announced on October 6, but the text remained secret.Further analysis will take more time, but the text reveals that the US proposal for an extension of monopolies on costly life-saving biologic medicines from 5 to 8 years is still in the text. Five years is a minimum standard but there is a clause which refers to 'other measures' for an additional three years of monopoly on biologics ‘to deliver a comparable market outcome’,” said Dr Ranald. Read the full release here

 

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