Category Archives: TRIPS

Novartis’s challenge on validity of Indian patent laws was put down by Indian High Court

Swiss pharma giant, Novartis, faced another blow in India, when Chennai High Court rejected its writ petition challenging the validity of Indian Patent Laws. Novartis had sought to declare Section 3 (d) of the Indian Patents Act as substituted by Patents … Continue reading

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Indian Whisky Producers restrained to use “Scotch”

Scotch Whisky Association of UK has won a legal action in Delhi High Court to refrain Indian whisky manufacturers to use word “Scot” or Scotch”. The association filed suit against Indian producer “Golden Bottling Ltd” under the Geographical Indications of … Continue reading

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Indian firms and brazilian AIDS patients to be benefit from compulsory licensing

The Brazilian government’s decision to override the patent rights of Merck’s HIV/AIDS drug Stocrin (efavirenz) and buy reverse engineered generic versions of the drug at low cost has come as a boon for Indian pharmaceutical companies manufacturing generic versions of … Continue reading

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State of Innovation in Global Pharma Industry

An article appierd in Forbs Magzine, the state of innovation in Global Pharma Industry as ……….But right now, big drug companies are suffering from an innovation drought. Aitken says that there were only 30 new medicines launched in key markets … Continue reading

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TRIPS & Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Alaince worries Western Pharma/ Biotech Companies

TRIPS & Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Alaince worries Western Pharma/ Biotech Companies Tuesday, January 10, 2006 By Stephanie Weinberg U.S. biotech firms representing a variety of industries are working to ward off efforts by India, Brazil and other developing … Continue reading

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WTO upholds cheaper drugs waiver

It is a great win for humanity as well as opportunities for pharma companies from developing countries like India, in Generic Market producing Life Saving Drugs. The agreement will extend a 2003 temporary rule World Trade Organization (WTO) members have … Continue reading

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US again threatns to suspend patent rights on health hazard grounds..

Apprehension about offering the stringent Product Patent protection to Pharma inventions during the TRIPs negotiations are turning the to be true. Even in developed world, companies holding the key patented medicine were reluctant to offer the medicines to the needy … Continue reading

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The WTO angle and TRIPS

The WTO angle and TRIPS: “The WTO angle and TRIPS By Lawrence B. Ebert Of the Ballmer quote: ‘Someday, for all countries that are entering the [World Trade Organization], somebody will come and look for money owing to the rights … Continue reading

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No Progress on Bio/TK Disclosure for Patents

I/P Updates: TRIPS: No Progress on Bio/TK Disclosure for Patents – News and Information for Intellectual Property Practitioners: “TRIPS: No Progress on Bio/TK Disclosure for Patents According to an article in BRIDGES Trade BioRes, Vol. 4 No. 17 23 September, … Continue reading

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