19 June 2013

IP and health

'Growing Conflicts Between Intellectual Property Rights and Health' by Tania Voon in (2013) 2 European Intellectual Property Review
explains a number of international developments demonstrating continuing tensions between intellectual property rights and health. In particular, it examines steps at the World Health Organization in relation to so-called 'counterfeit' medicines and the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, as well as domestic and international challenges to Australia's plain tobacco packaging law.