A Webinar on Trade Secret and Access to Medicine is going to be organized by the Inter-University Centre for IPR Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology. Intellectual property seeks to achieve certain objectives such as disclosure, dissemination of information, and creation of innovations. However, trade secrets though being considered as an IP does not fulfil some of… Read More »

A Webinar on Trade Secret and Access to Medicine is going to be organized by the Inter-University Centre for IPR Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology. Intellectual property seeks to achieve certain objectives such as disclosure, dissemination of information, and creation of innovations. However, trade secrets though being considered as an IP does not fulfil some of these objectives. The use of such a property right in areas where the public interest is largely involved...

A Webinar on Trade Secret and Access to Medicine is going to be organized by the Inter-University Centre for IPR Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology. Intellectual property seeks to achieve certain objectives such as disclosure, dissemination of information, and creation of innovations. However, trade secrets though being considered as an IP does not fulfil some of these objectives. The use of such a property right in areas where the public interest is largely involved carries huge implications.

The pharmaceutical sector is one such industry where trade secrets have been used to veil information that is vital to the general public. When these rights get imbibed in binding international instruments like the TRIPS agreement, it becomes more difficult for countries with less bargaining power to shape their public policies according to their domestic interests. A trade secret is a prime reason behind vaccine and biotherapeutic monopoly, which is currently manifested as COVID19 vaccine inequity.

Intellectual property, especially trade secrets are seen as the biggest hurdle in this context and therefore requires appropriate checks and balances. In this context, the DPIIT Chair on IPR of the Inter-University Centre for IPR Studies, CUSAT, and the Third World Network (TWN) is organizing a webinar to discuss the protection afforded to trade secrets and the public interest involved in it.

Moderator

Naveen Gopal, DPIIT IPR Chair, Inter-University Centre for IPR Studies, CUSAT

Speakers

  1. David S. Levine, Elon University School of Law- Trade Secrets and Public Policy
  2. K.M. Gopakumar, Third World Network- Trade Secrets and Access to Covid-19 Drugs

Date

September 22, 2021

Time

07:00 PM

Topic

Trade Secret and Access to Medicine

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Reported ByNaveen Gopal, DPIIT IPR Chair, Inter-University Centre for IPR Studies, CUSAT


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