• World Health Organization to Discuss Research and Development Treaty
  • May 10, 2012
  • Law Firm: Covington Burling LLP - Washington Office
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) will consider later this month whether to negotiate a research and development treaty for diseases that primarily affect developing countries. Some of the treaty proposals could affect intellectual property (IP) rights for pharmaceutical and medical device companies worldwide, as well as adversely affect business models for product development and marketing.