June 5, 2018

Members debate IP’s societal value, role with competition policy to promote public health

At the meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 5-6 June, WTO members discussed intellectual property (IP) from two perspectives: the societal value of IP in the new economy and its role in improving lives, as part of a recurrent item on IP and innovation; and the promotion of public health through competition law and policy, in the framework of the discussion on IP and the public interest.

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