TRIPS waiver, circa (Feb 7) 2022

  1. An unconditional waiver of Article 39. This is the TRIPS article that deals with trade secrets and undisclosed information, including rights in clinical trial test data and protection of manufacturing know-how.
  2. An unconditional waiver of Article 31.f. This is the 20 word restriction on exports under a compulsory license.
  3. The waiver should not be limited to vaccines. Therapeutics, diagnostic tests and other technologies should be included if one is serious about dealing with the current pandemic.

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James Love

James Love

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Director, Knowledge Ecology International, an NGO working on knowledge governance