Patent Protection in the TRIPS Agreement and the Right to Health: Can They Be Reconciled?

Paulina Krukowska-Siembida


The monopoly enjoyed by pharmaceutical manufacturers, resulting from the protection of intellectual property, directly affects the price of medicinal products and thus their availability, especially in developing and least-developed countries. The aim of the article was to examine the provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights adopted under the World Trade Organization, an attempt to answer the question of whether it is possible to reconcile the protection of intellectual property with the human right to health.


World Trade Organization; right to health; intellectual property protection; TRIPS Agreement; patent protection


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Data publikacji: 2019-12-30 00:00:00
Data złożenia artykułu: 2019-11-18 13:22:59


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