Co-ordinating change for drugs patents

01-08-2010

Jose Antonio Romero

On September 15, 2003, the Mexican government established the ‘linkage system’ in order to improve co-ordination between the Ministry of Health (MH) and the MIIP regarding sanitary registrations.

Linkage system

On September 15, 2003, the Mexican government established the ‘linkage system’ in order to improve co-ordination between the Ministry of Health (MH) and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (MIIP) regarding sanitary registrations—authorisation to distribute, commercialise and use a medicine —to generic drugs companies, in order to avoid issuing authorisations to generic versions of drugs under patent.

The linkage system was established by amending the Regulations of Health Supplies and the Industrial Property Law.


MIIP, Ministry of Health, linkage system

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