The South Centre is pleased to announce the publication of Policy Brief No. 37 entitled “The Need to Avoid “TRIPS-Plus” Patent Clauses in Trade Agreements” by Martin Khor, Executive Director of the South Centre.

A recent article in a prestigious journal reminds us of how the intellectual property chapter of free trade agreements can prevent the sick from getting treatment.  This article also critiques the TPP clauses and warns that they should not be translated to national laws or copied into other FTAs being negotiated.

To access the policy brief directly, press here