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Intellectual property in the FTA: Impacts on pharmaceutical spending and access to medicines in Colombia


This paper is divided into five parts. The first one describes the methodology used, the markets evaluated, and the way in which the results are presented. The next three parts describe the analysis and impacts of the pertinent articles from the intellectual property chapter: Trademarks (Article 16.2), Patents (Article 16.9), and Measures related to certain regulated products (Article 16.10). The fifth part evaluates the total impact of the three articles. Lastly, there is a chapter with conclusions and recommendations.

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