Según un estudio de Libertad y Progreso y Geneva Network, la Argentina es el país con el peor marco de protección al derecho de propiedad intelectual entre los países del G20, Este es un claro obstáculo para la llegada de inversiones y el desarrollo de la industria del conocimiento.
For middle-income countries looking to diversify their economies and graduate to high-income status, IPRs are more important today than at any other point in history. Using compulsory licenses to achieve public health objectives is short-termist, anachronistic and counterproductive in the long run.
As South Africa looks to the future, it can learn from its BRICS partners. China’s focus on innovation, while simultaneously addressing access to medicines, means it is far more in tune with the twenty first century.
The OECD risks weakening its brand by permitting accession of a country that does not fully respect basic market institutions such as intellectual property rights, writes Philip Stevens.
Free trade has spread health technologies and knowledge around the world, write Philip Stevens and Nilanjan Banik.
without a more hospitable environment for innovative companies South Africa will stay marooned in its middle-income status. Legislators should therefore view the draft IP bill as an opportunity to turn the ship around.
Mexico could benefit from upgraded intellectual property rules to become a regional biotech hub, write Alberto Saracho and Philip Stevens.
The delinkage agenda under discussion in Geneva, while well-intentioned, is a distraction from practical solutions to increase access to medicines.