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Pharmacy of the Developing World

“Lessons from the Evolution of India’s Patent Law”

About the Book:

It is pertinent to highlight that the future of Indian access to medicine regime largely depends upon several factors and developments which have been discussed in the book. Unless the Indian government seriously revisits its policy options, Indian generic drugs will face a setback amidst the implementation of new patent law. The flexibilities and safeguard provisions of Indian patent law cannot effectively work in isolation and there is a pressing need to reform global patent norms and practices to provide better incentives and a regulatory structure for access to essential medicines. Existing approaches taken at multilateral forums have largely failed and should be completely revamped. The work thus suggests policy recommendations to the Indian Government, the World Trade Organization, the World Health Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization, to streamline and coordinate their efforts in the area of patents for access to medicines.

India’s significant role as an evolutionist has dated back since long. India exemplifies as a state where consistent policies and their implication builds a heroic state. There were times when India had no pharmaceutical production of its own. However today the state is an emergent of global pharmaceutical production.

About the Author:

Dr.Aziz ur Rehman is an Assistant Professor of Law at International Islamic University, Islamabad. He received the degree of LL.B. (Hons) Shariah & Law from International Islamic University; the LL.M. in European Intellectual Property Laws from Stockholm University, Sweden; and Ph.D Law from The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. He is currently working as Legal Advisor to the President of International Islamic University, Islamabad. For 3 years, he has served as the Legal & Policy Advisor with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Geneva, Switzerland. Before going to Australia for his PhD, Dr. Aziz started teaching and providing research supervision to students at IIUI since year 2001. He also got the opportunity to be a Teaching Assistant at ANU College of Law, The Australian National University, Australia. Dr. Aziz has also worked as Advisor (Law & Policy) with The Network for Consumer Protection, Islamabad.

He has successfully completed the course “Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property” organized by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the course on “Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution” organized by The United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

His main areas of research and associations are: Intellectual Property & Commercial Law, International Trade relating to Public Health Products & Services, Pharmaceutical Innovation & Regulations, Tobacco Control Legislation, Breastfeeding & Child Nutrition Regulations, Consumer Protection Law & Policy, Access to Justice & Governance, Constitutionalism and Accountability Laws.

Dr. Aziz provides consultations in the areas of: General Civil & Commercial Laws, Health Legislation, Intellectual Property & International Trade and Alternative Dispute Regulation Mechanisms.

Dr. Aziz’s work has been published in prestigious international scholarly papers, chapters in published books, and several published reports related to significant policies.

Get in touch: aziz.rehman@iiu.edu.pk

The Iqbal International Institute fr Research & Dialogue (IRD) is a constituent unit of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI). The IRD has launched a series of publications on various issue in pursuance of its objectives to publish quality book