Does the TRIPS agreement strike the right balance?
The speakers Celine Charveriat, head of Oxfams advocacy office in Geneva and Harvey Bale, Director General of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association discuss whether the TRIPS agreement strikes the right balance between the rights of governments and the rights of patent holders. Each speaker has two minutes to make their case, followed by three and a half minutes of exchange and a 30-second summing up. The moderator is WTO spokesperson Keith Rockwell.
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More information on Intellectual Property Rights is available on the WTO's website: http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_E/trips_e/trips_e.htm