Wednesday, May 06, 2020

COVID-19 IP Policy Tracker From World Intellectual Property Office

The World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, has launched the COVID-19 IP Policy Tracker to help users track intellectual property policy changes being implemented by WIPO member states in their response to the global pandemic.

It contains information on measures adopted by countries such as:
  • changes to how hearings into IP matters are held
  • extensions of time or grace periods for fee payments in patent and trade-mark matters
  • special measures such as compulsory licenses allowing or ordering the manufacture, use and sale of a patented invention such as a medicine to respond to a pandemic-related public health emergency 
  • voluntary actions by academia (e.g. making copyrighted publications available for free) and corporations

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