29 03, 2017

Argentina’s Patent Office signs bilateral agreement with the US harming public health and national laws

2017-03-29T20:16:15-03:00miércoles, 29 marzo, 2017|Access to Medicines, Argentina, Health Safeguards, Intellectual Property, Public Health|

The Argentinian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI, by its acronym in Spanish) signed a bilateral agreement with the US Patent Office on February 13th that includes reciprocal acceptance of patenting results of both offices. The news are grave and serious as the "Patent Prosecution Highway Between USPTO and INPI-Argentina" effectively repeals the Argentine Patent

14 02, 2017

GEP filed new opposition to patent request for Hepatitis C drug in Argentina

2020-08-04T17:19:32-03:00martes, 14 febrero, 2017|Producciones en inglés|

Por: Julia Varela BUENOS AIRES, February 14, 2017 - The GEP Foundation and Intiative for Medicines, Access and Knowledge (IMAK) filed yesterday an opposition at the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) to the patent request by multinational pharmaceutical company Gilead on the base compound of sofosbuvir, a drug that represents the cure for hepatitis C. The action means a great step to

4 11, 2015

Argentina could save U$11M per year buying generic version of Truvada®

2015-11-04T20:01:06-03:00miércoles, 4 noviembre, 2015|Access to Medicines, Advocacy, Health Safeguards, Intellectual Property, Patent opposition|

The Argentine Community of People Living with HIV requested the rejection of a patent for an essential HIV/AIDS medicine. If the Argentine Patent Office does grant the this request, Argentina could produce generic versions at a lower cost representing a potential saving of over US$11 million. Argentina April 13th, 2015.- The Grupo Efecto Positivo Foundation (FGEP) in collaboration with the Argentine

22 07, 2015

FGEP and the Ministry of Industry agree on agenda to jointly work for Access to Medicines

2015-11-04T13:56:27-03:00miércoles, 22 julio, 2015|Access to Medicines, Health Safeguards, Intellectual Property, Medicines, Public Health|

BUENOS AIRES  – On Tuesday July 21st members of Fundación GEP met with the head of the Ministry of Industry, Lic. Débora Giorgi, and the President of the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) Cdor. Mario Aramburu, to analize the topics of the joint agenda on access to medicines and intellectual property. Among these were reviewed the presentations

20 05, 2015

Patent opposition for Sofosbuvir requested in Argentina

2015-11-04T16:41:16-03:00miércoles, 20 mayo, 2015|Access to Medicines, Advocacy, Health Safeguards, Hepatitis C, Public Health|

Organizations of people with hepatitis C have filed an opposition for a patent that would prevent 800,000 people from having access to treatment in Argentina Fundación Grupo Efecto Positivo (FGEP) leads the opposition to pharmaceutical patents movement as a key strategy to ensure access to medicines The growing global movement to guarantee access to medicines

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