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Archived updates for Monday, April 04, 2005

EU Council Publishes Compulsory Pharmaceutical Licensing Proposal

On March 23, 2005, the EU Council published a Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on compulsory licensing of patents relating to the manufacture of pharmaceutical products for export to countries with public health problems. This proposed Regulation would establishe a procedure for the grant of compulsory licences in relation to patents and supplementary protection certificates concerning the manufacture and sale of pharmaceutical products, when such products are intended for export to eligible WTO members affected by public health problems.
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