Plant variety protection also results from the ratification by Argentina of the protección de las innovaciones biotecnológicas en la Ley 24,’, La Ley (30 Aug. CAC— Cámara Argentina de Comercio LCT— Ley de Contrato de Trabajo / approved by Decree /96 establishes that the ownership of an. () Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tel. References to US Dollars will be “US$” and references to Argentine. Pesos will be Procedure and the Argentine Patent Law Nº 24, The federal Ley de Hidrocarburos, Law No. 17,

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On the other side of the dispute was a powerful alliance set up by the domestic pharmaceutical industry, supported by the Peronist Party, the Radical Party UCRand the minority parties in Congress. From Brazil, we would like to report the application for a Geographical Indication GI for a handicraft.

For decades, national companies had copied 244481 formulas from foreign laboratories, producing and selling those copies in the country at regulated prices.

Timeline of US-Argentina Dispute on Pharmaceutical Patents,

What is more, from a comparative perspective, during this period, the cost of medicines remained high, and the proportion of spending on medicines held steadily at an average of 30 percent of the total health expenditure Tobar In section I, we present a summary description of the recursivity of the struggle for the renovation of the IP legal regime, with its international, local, and interface stages.

Chapter 2 Query No. For the transnational industry, the suppression of the Bolar Exception was a way of extending the protection recognized by the patent, since competitors would be required to start their testing only after expiration of the patent. Recursivity results from the intersection of cycles with stages of global and domestic norm making, and the interaction between them.


The legal reform negotiated at the close of to end the WTO dispute between the United States and Argentina incorporated the precautionary injunc- tions into the IP regime. Finally, section VIII critically assesses the potential effects of the argetina of the debate over the right to health.

Multinational corporations were thus demanding that INPI recognize exclusive rights to inventions simply because they were patented in foreign countries. Despite the appeals to the cost of medicines, the right to health did not arise in domestic debates. In a way, the PNM laid bare the reluctance of even the most motivated or audacious actors to introduce reforms that could destabilize the structure and operation of the healthcare system.

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The strategy became apparent in Junewith the adoption of the Patent Law Treaty harmonizing national and regional patent application procedures Roffe Thus, not only do the manufacturers of original patented drugs use branding as a key resource, so do the producers of generics and similar drugs. Lustig, Doreen, and Benedict Kingsbury. The latter included the Argentine pharmaceutical industry, which was as powerful as the multinational actors within the domestic sphere.

As ofwhen the country had resumed its climb towards economic growth, prices continued their upward trend. National laboratories reacted by making the distribution chain more complex, which resulted in an increase in the price of medicines, while the weak position of individual consumers—then typically charged 50 percent of expenses—went New actors appeared in the commercialization chain: This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve.


The new policies were also opposed by other actors including the Argentine Medicare Institute, Instituto Nacional de Servicios Socialespara 91 This cannot be completely explained by the federal design of the health system. The Third World Patent Convention, held in New Delhi on Marchrepresented a milestone as it gathered experts, politicians, and Argentine businessmen.

To that end, two procedural options were available.

However, the overall outcome of the dispute over the patent regime and the effect of patents on the right to health and access to medicines continue to command attention. In those years, American pressure for a new IP regulatory framework did not cease.


On December 19,Congress enacted Law No. Argenrina Doha Declaration became a turning point in the global struggle against stricter IP rules, for it underscored the importance of applying and interpreting the TRIPS Agreement consistently with the protection of public health Correa b.

Requests included diverse types of 2481. Private Power, Public Law: Two agendas coexisted in that phase: The Politics of Domestic Enactment: At the federal level this regulatory framework is supplemented by a number of statutes.

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Don’t have an account? Another important issue in the context of this legislative resistance cycle con- cerned the approval of the so-called Argentiina Exception.

Legislators were not alone; a powerful parliamentary lobby led by CILFA domestic pharmaceutical companies offered support and technical expertise to oppose pro-IP demands.

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