Is waiving IP protection a magic wand to make Covid-19 vaccines quicker and cheaper?

  • Van Anh Le*
  • Leah Samson
Từ khóa: Covid-19, intellectual property, patent, vaccines, waiver.

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The Covid-19 waiver proposal put forward by India and Brazil in October 2020 has stirred public debate over the role of the intellectual property (IP) system. Many countries, including Vietnam, have expressed their support for this initiative. The waiver proponents argued that IP rights, mainly patents, have stalled global vaccination supplies. However, this paper challenges this view arguing that waiving IP rights is not a magic wand to make vaccines cheaper and quicker...


Van Anh Le*

Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Leah Samson

Tozers Solicitors, Exeter, United Kingdom

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