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Position paper - Public consultation: Intellectual property - revised framework for compulsory licensing of patents

26 Jul 2023
Intellectual Property


Innovative companies of all sizes rely on predictable and reliable systems of intellectual property protection. Given the recent global crises, there is hardly any evidence to justify the introduction of a Compulsory Licensing (CL) system at EU-level in addition to the existing national CLs system. Thus, it is crucial that – if implemented – this legal framework is established with adequate judicial oversight, with a clear definition for what triggers the CL procedures and what constitutes as ‘crisis’ and in compliance with the TRIPS Agreement.