IP Issues in India: EU-India Free Trade Agreement

KanikaSatyan, Student of Law, Symbiosis Law School, Pune

  1. World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index , June 2013 []
  2. Countries and Regions, European Commission ,Trade Policies ,available at http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/countries/india/ last accessed on July 15, 2015 []
  3. Patralekha Chatterjee , Leaked India Chapter of India – EU FTA shows TRIPS Plus Pitfalls for India  – Experts say ,Intellectual Property Watch , 12/03/2013 available at http://www.ip-watch.org/2013/03/12/leaked-ip-chapter-of-india-eu-fta-shows-trips-plus-pitfalls-for-india-expert-says/last accessed on July 15, 2015 []
  4. After the 2005 Amendment []
  5. Civil Appeal No. 2706-2716 of 2013 []
  6. Attack on Affordable medicines continues in EU-India Trade Negotiations, April 11,2013 available at http://infojustice.org/archives/29287 last accessed on July 16, 2015 []
  7. Ibid []
  8. SumanModwel and Surendra Singh, The EU-FTA Negotiations :Leading to an agreement or disagreement?, Observer Research Foundation Occasional Paper 32 , February 2012 []
  9. Jaya Bhatnagar and Vidisha Garg , India : Data Exclusivity,  21 May 2009 , available at www.mondaq.com last accessed on July 16, 2015 []
  10. Article 39(3) of TRIPS states that “Members, when requiring, as a condition of approving the marketing of pharmaceutical or of agricultural chemical products which utilize new chemical entities, the submission of undisclosed test or other data, the origination of which involves a considerable effort, shall protect such data against unfair commercial use. In addition, Members shall protect such data against disclosure, except where necessary to protect the public, or unless steps are taken to ensure that the data are protected against unfair commercial use.” []
  11. Article 47 of the Constitution “Duty of the State to raise the level of nutrition and the standard of living and to improve  public health”. []
  12. W.P(C) 7279/2013 []
  13. Paragraph 59 of the Judgment []
  14. Paragraph 68 of the Judgment []
  15. Paragraph 69 of the Judgment []
  16. Indian Constitutional Law and Philosophy , Delhi High Court rules on Article 21 and access to medicines ,April 17,2014 , available at https://indconlawphil.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/delhi-high-court-rules-on-article-21-and-access-to-medicine/ last accessed on July 16, 2015 []
  17. Ellen F.M ‘T Hoen , TRIPS Pharmaceutical Patents and Access to Essential Medicines : Seattle, Doha and Beyond, 23/06/2003 available at https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CCwQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.who.int%2Fintellectualproperty%2Ftopics%2Fip%2FtHoen.pdf&ei=8ThLVKH3OYmF8gXlvYKQBg&usg=AFQjCNE54Ln4iwPZVDhg8ajNdSOHLafApA&bvm=bv.77880786,d.dGc&cad=rja last accessed on July 16, 2015 []
  18. Sanya Reid Smith , TRIPS Plus Bilateral agreements- A threat to Public Health,available at www.twinside.org last accessed on July 16, 2015 []
  19. Ibid []
  20. Sisule F Musungu and Graham Dutfield , Multilateral agreements and TRIPS Plus World :The WIPO ,TRIPS Issues Paper 3 , available at http://www.iprsonline.org/ictsd/docs/WIPO_Musungu_Dutfield.pdf last accessed on July 16, 2015 []
  21. About 30%of India’s population is before the poverty line []
  22. Carlos M Correa, Negotiation of Free Trade Agreement European Union India : Will India accept the TRIPS plus protection? ,University of Buenos Aires , June 2009 []
  23. Medecins Sans Frontieres , The Truth Behind the Spin :How the Europe –India Free Trade Agreement will harm access to medicines ,November 4,2010 available at http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news-stories/briefing-document/truth-behind-spin-how-europe-india-free-trade-agreement-will-harm last accessed on July 16, 2015 []
  24. Ibid []
  25. Access Campaign, How an FTA between the EU and India could threaten access to affordable medicines, available at http://www.msfaccess.org/content/how-fta-between-eu-and-india-could-threaten-access-affordable-medicines last accessed on July 16, 2015 []
  26. The Intellectual Property and Investment Chapters of EU – India FTA :Implications for health, Briefing Note May 2011 []
  27. Geographical Indications Registry , available at http://ipindia.nic.in/girindia/ last accessed on July 16, 2015 []
  28. India – EU: Where is Europe’s Trade Agenda headed? ,27/02/2012 , available on www.euroactiv.com last accessed on July 16, 2015 []
  29. Shramana Ganguly,Amul calls for a relook at EU India Free Trade Agreement , The Economic Times ,March 27,2013 ,available at http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-03-27/news/38041233_1_dairy-farmers-eu-india-free-trade-agreement-dairy-products last accessed on July 15, 2015 []
  30. Ibid []
  31. Grover Law , EU India FTA draws flak over Geographical Indication Issue , April- May 2013Edition []
  32. Ibid []
  33. Carlos M Correa ,Negotiation of Free Trade Agreement European Union India : Will India accept the TRIPS plus protection? ,University of Buenos Aires , June 2009 []
  34. Ibid []