Intellectual Property (IP)
The Pandemic Age and the debates around intellectual property

Thiru Balasubramaniam of Knowledge Ecology International talks about debates on intellectual property in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of the World Intellectual Property Organization

IP at World Health Assembly Private monopolies hinder progress on public health: intellectual property at the 75th World Health Assembly

Obstruction by pharmaceutical companies from the Global North and misuse of monopoly privileges continue to slow down research into new vaccines and medicines, with disastrous effects for people’s health in the Global South. Discussions at the 75th World Health Assembly did little to address this