Intellectual property rights
PepsiCo withdraws cases against nine farmers following global outrage

PepsiCo’s decision to sue the nine farmers to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars had led to a campaign to boycott its products in the country

US and China US and China close to a deal, but who won the trade war?

The Trump administration’s premature jubilation over the new trade deal should not be taken at face value, since the existing terms of trade are set to remain largely unchanged

Patent Opposition Filed For Johnson And Johnson’s TB Medicine

Nandita Venkatesan and her co-petitioner from South Africa, Phumeza Tisile, are challenging a further extension of the patent that Johnson & Johnson has applied for the salt form of the drug, bedaquline that could be of vital importance in treating drug-resistant TB

Activists gather in Bangkok to discuss countering RCEP

The deal is likely to deal a huge blow to the less developed countries in the Asia-Pacific region and benefit big corporations and the richer countries

Organizations oppose secretive negotiations around RCEP trade agreement

A report released on Friday says the public consultation around the deal has been extremely poor, while corporations have had undue influence on the discussions and the agenda

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