Property Rights (IPRs) have recently been subject to increasing
levels of debate across the world. Of particular concern is
their impact on developing countries, and the appropriateness
of different types and standards of IPRs is now the focus of
discussions at both the national and international level.
to ensure that sustainable and equitable benefits arise out
of the protection of intellectual property, it is essential
to understand the impact IP has in areas such as public health,
access to knowledge, and other fields that directly affect the
population at hand. This is particularly true given the processes
of IP standard-setting that result from ongoing multilateral,
regional and bilateral trade negotiations. If such processes
are to support sustainable development, the informed participation
of a wide variety of actors is vital.
the Center for the Study of Developing Countries (CSDC) - Cairo
University and the International Center for Trade and Sustainable
Development (ICTSD), are holding a national Dialogue on:
Trends in Intellectual Property Policy and Public Health"
The dialogue aims at gathering all stakeholders involved in
the field of IPRs and health in Egypt and providing a forum
for an open and creative exchange of information and ideas.