patent waiver

10 Jun: Parliament calls for COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver

(Source: European Parliament)

Patent waiver will enhance global access to affordable COVID-19 vaccinesVoluntary licensing, transfer of know-how and technology key to ramping up global production in long termCall on US and UK to abolish export ban on vaccines and raw materialsMore support for global vaccine distribution mechanism COVAX

To accelerate global vaccine rollout, MEPs demand the temporary lifting of intellectual property rights protection for COVID-19 vaccines.

In a resolution adopted with 355 votes in favour, 263 against and 71 abstentions, Parliament proposes negotiations start for a temporary waiver of the WTO TRIPS Agreement on patents to improve global access to …