Fix the Patent Laws campaign

Outcome report: Civil society meeting on the MPP and voluntary licenses

On 9 – 10 November 2012, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), SECTION27 and the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) brought together…

Activists Make Concerns Heard at African IP Forum– Minister Davies Responds —

27 February, MIDRAND – Yesterday, TAC activists picketed at the Africa Intellectual Property (IP) Forum and handed over a memorandum…

Patent examination is viable and necessary in South Africa Important: new paper describes why and how India set up a patent examination system

The South African patent office does not substantively examine patent applications. As long as administrative requirements are met, patents are…

OPENING REMARKS BY MARK HEYWOOD AND VUYISEKA DUBULA TO GLOBAL ACTIVIST MEETING ON THE MEDICINES PATENT POOL (MPP) AND VOLUNTARY LICENSES

Thank you all for coming and welcome to Johannesburg. We are joined today by over 40 activists from all parts…

TAC and MSF welcome government’s announcement that the draft IP policy will be presented to Cabinet on 5 December 2012

Last Tuesday, 23 October, MSF and TAC co-hosted a meeting to examine South Africa’s Intellectual Property Policy – currently under…

TAC intervention leads to important legal advance: public interest concerns are relevant in determining interim interdict in patent cases

TAC intervention leads to important legal advance: public interest concerns are relevant in determining interim interdict in patent cases On…

A PUBLIC LECTURE AT UCT: FIX THE LAW, SAVE OUR LIVES

A public lecture by Catherine Tomlinson, Senior Researcher for the Treatment Action Campaign and Mara Kardas-Nelson, Access and Innovation Officer…

TAC to argue that public interest and the right to access to health care services must be considered in patent dispute at the Supreme Court of Appeal

On 15 May 2012, the Supreme Court of Appeal will hear arguments in the case of Aventis Pharma SA and…

TAC to argue that public interest and the right to access to health care services must be considered in patent dispute at the Supreme Court of Appeal

On 15 May 2012, the Supreme Court of Appeal will hear arguments in the case of Aventis Pharma SA and…

TAC asks Supreme Court of Appeal to consider public health in patent dispute over cancer medicine

The TAC National Council has resolved to seek admission in a legal dispute between the brand name drug company Aventis…

Campaigning for pro-public health reform of South Africa’s Patents Act

A Treatment Action Campaign briefing document Background The Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (“the TRIPS agreement”), effective…

We need the Patent Pool to work

A Joint Statement by Treatment Action Campaign, Treatment Action Group, HIV i-Base, European AIDS Treatment Group and SECTION27 17 November…

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) calls on government to amend South Africa’s Patents Act and protect our right to health

Press release 16 November 2011 (Cape Town) – Ten years ago this week, member countries of the World Trade Organisation…

Say no to Novartis!

6 September 2011 The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) supports the Union of India, Cancer Patients Aid Association & others in…