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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Product Safety and Chemicals: overview


TACD’s work in the area of product safety and chemicals aims to ensure that consumer products, including those resulting from emerging technologies (i.e. nanotechnology, synthetic biology, etc) are safe and beneficial to citizens and do not lead to new hazards in consumer products and the environment. Work will particularly focus on addressing research gaps, regulatory …

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Product Safety and Chemicals – policy statements

2016 TACD Resolution on resolution on better transatlantic cooperation on chemicals in light of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) | Fact sheet 2013 TACD NANO 03-13 Regulation of Chemicals in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 2011 TACD NANO 02-11 Reporting schemes 2009 TACD NANO 01-09 Consumer Products Containing Nanoparticles

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TACD responds to USTR anouncement of Public Interest Advisory Committee

TACD has responded to the US Trade Representative (USTR) proposal for a new public interest trade advisory committee, which would provide input to trade negotiations such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The new committee would include members from consumer protection, international development and public health organizations. “TACD has been asking for more …

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Trade: policy statements

2004 Briefing paper on REACH (pdf) Multilateral Disciplines to Phase Out Agriculture Dumping (pdf) REACH (pdf) 2003 Briefing Paper and Recommendations on Product Labels and Trade Rules (pdf) Product Labels and Trade Rules (pdf) 2001 Trade in Services (pdf) Global Access to Healthcare (pdf) 2000 Vehicle Safety Concerns (pdf) Principles of Harmonization (pdf) Ethical Labeling …

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