Category Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Dealing with intellectual property issues linked to affordability and access to medicines, included in the WHO Essential Medicines List (EML).

USTR Special 301 report (still) criticising use of TRIPS flexibilities

TPP seeks to prevent access to trial data

TPP wants customs officials to seize goods even if just in transit when they are ‘confusingly similar’ to trademarked products

TPP makes it harder to oppose patent grants

TPP seeks to allow patenting of medical *methods*

Humanitarian NGOs rely on generics

TPP works against NTD R&D