7 April 2020Rory O'Neill

WIPO’s Gurry under pressure to back COVID-19 IP pool

A coalition of more than 350 civil society organisations, academics, and researchers have urged the  World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to ensure that IP is a “support and not a hindrance” in the battle against COVID-19.

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