On October 2, 2020, India and South Africa urged the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Council to temporarily waive the obligation of member states under the TRIPS Agreement to protect intellectual property rights for technologies related to the “prevention, containment or treatment” of COVID-19. Kenya, Eswatini, Pakistan, Mozambique, and Bolivia co-sponsor the proposal.
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