TACD publishes new resolution on the proposed Intellectual Property chapter in TTIP

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More IP in Trade? No, thanks! Today, TACD releases a new policy resolution on the proposed Intellectual Property (IP) chapter in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). We believe that trade is not the place to negotiate intellectual property and therefore are of the view that the proposed TTIP should exclude any provisions related …

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TACD comments on draft TTIP Resolution by European Parliament’s International Trade Committee

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TACD has written to Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA), who are currently deliberating on a Draft Report containing the Parliament’s recommendations to the Commission on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). EU and US consumer groups commented on the initial Draft Report, highlighting positive points and …

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Intellectual property: overview


TACD’s work on intellectual property (IP) focuses on promoting a more balanced IP system in which the needs and rights of consumers are given equal consideration to those of rights holders. TACD promotes an IP system that effectively promotes innovation while maintaining access for users. Read TACD’s Policy Recommendations on Intellectual Property Read TACD’s Briefing …

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Intellectual property: policy statements

2016 Proposed Intellectual Property Chapter in TTIP (pdf) 2014 Access to Medicines (pdf) 2013 IPR in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (pdf) 2011 Innovation and Access to Medical Technologies (pdf) Copyright and Competition (pdf) Unlocking Access to Orphan Works (pdf) Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (pdf) 2009 Copyright Terms (pdf) IP Enforcement (pdf) IP Aspects of Pandemics …

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Intellectual property: letters

2008 Letter To S. Schwab and P Mandelson on Compulsory Licensing (pdf) 2005 Letter to WHO proposing Medical R&D Treaty (pdf) 2003 Letter to Rita Haye on WIPO Work Program (pdf) Letter to M Keplinger, J Reinbothe on Protecting rights of Broadcasting organisations (pdf) 2002 Letter to P Lamy, R Zoellick on Export of Medicines …

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Can we afford our medicines?


On 12 November 2014, the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) together with a number of other NGOs organised the conference “Can we afford our medicines? The access to medicines crunch in Europe”. The event drew a large crowd in the European Parliament and will hopefully be a turning point in the fight for universal access to …

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New Resolution on Access to Medicines


The Intellectual Property Committee of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) has adopted a new resolution on access to medicines. In the European Union and in the United States the cost of medicines is creating a growing financial burden for patients and health systems. TACD calls for new and fair incentives for biomedical innovation that promote …

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