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BRAZIL-US CONTROVERSY ON THE IMPACT OF PATENTING IN BIOTECHNOLOGY: SOME RELEVANT QUESTIONS FOR PHARMACEUTICALS
Marques, Marilia Bernardes | Date Issued: 1994
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. Center for Scientific and Technological Information. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
The controversy over intellectual property rights in biotechnology between the USA and Brazil is discussed. The pressures applied by the USA seem justified only from a strictly commercial viewpoint. The harmonizing of IPR rules does not allow any distinction between developing and developed coutries, which may jeopardize the development of local capacity in coutries like Brazil. It seems that the current trends will be detrimental to Latin American coutries and they can project increasing difficulties in accessing scientific and technological information