International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
Vol. 7, Issue 5 (2021)

Covid-19 vaccines: Is the trips waiver an effective solution to the lack of vaccines in developing countries?


Ananda Brandão Sacramento

This paper seeks to analyze the proposal of a TRIPS Agreement waiver regarding the COVID-19 vaccines. In October 2020, India and South Africa proposed a waiver of the TRIPS Agreement arguing that it would make the vaccines more accessible to developing countries. Since then, a discussion related to the effectiveness of this measure was raised and different positions on that matter were taken. In light of this, firstly, this article provides an insight of the importance of intellectual property rights in the pharmaceutical industry. Secondly, it presents the reasons why the waiver of intellectual property rights would not be sufficient to deal with the current situation. And finally, other measures that can be taken to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in a much more effective way are presented.
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How to cite this article:
Ananda Brandão Sacramento. Covid-19 vaccines: Is the trips waiver an effective solution to the lack of vaccines in developing countries?. International Journal of Law, Volume 7, Issue 5, 2021, Pages 134-140
International Journal of Law