Ecuador

Executive Decree No. 118 on Declaration of Public Interest Regarding Access to Medicines for Human Use

Year of Version:2009
Date of Entry into Force:October 23, 2009
Date of Text (Issued):October 23, 2009
Type of Text:IP Laws: issued by the Executive
Subject Matter:IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:The notification by Ecuador to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Decree provides that access to medicines used for the treatment of diseases which affect the Ecuadorian population and which are a public health priority is a matter of public interest, and that compulsory licenses may accordingly be issued on patents of such drugs for human use as are needed for their treatment.'
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Executive Decree No. 118 on Declaration of Public Interest Regarding Access to Medicines for Human Use Executive Decree No. 118 on Declaration of Public Interest Regarding Access to Medicines for Human Use, Complete document (pdf) [68 KB] Executive Decree No. 118 on Declaration of Public Interest Regarding Access to Medicines for Human Use, Complete document (htm) [7 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Spanish

Decreto Ejecutivo N° 118 sobre Declaración de Interés Público en el Acceso a las Mecidinas de Uso Humano Decreto Ejecutivo N° 118 sobre Declaración de Interés Público en el Acceso a las Mecidinas de Uso Humano, Complete document (pdf) [104 KB] Decreto Ejecutivo N° 118 sobre Declaración de Interés Público en el Acceso a las Mecidinas de Uso Humano, Complete document (htm) [19 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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WIPO Lex No.:EC035

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