October 18, 2021

Webinar on Trade Secret and Access to Medicine by School of Legal Studies, CUSAT: Register Now!

School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology

About the CUSAT

The School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Cochin, Kerala. School of Legal School, CUSAT  is one of the oldest Law Schools in India. The Law School was initially started as  the Post Graduate Department of Law  of the University of Kerala in the year 1962 under the leadership and guidance of the late Prof. (Dr.) A.T.Markose, an internationally acclaimed jurist and academician. The School of Legal Studies became part of Cochin University in the year 1971.

About the opportunity

The DPIIT IPR Chair of Inter University Centre for IPR Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology and Third World Network are jointly organizing a Webinar on Trade Secret and Access to Medicine on September 22, 2021. 

Theme

Trade Secret and Access to Medicine

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.

Trade secret is the 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) are organising a webinar
to discuss about the protection afforded to trade secrets and the public interest involved in it.

Details of the Webinar

Date and Time: September 22, 2021 from 7 PM to 8:30 PM

Topic: Trade Secret and Access to Medicine

Registration

To register, Click here

About the Speakers

David S. Levine, Elon University School of Law: Trade Secrets and Public Policy

K.M. Gopakumar, Third World Network: Trade Secrets and Access to COVID-19 Drugs

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

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