Critical Analysis of Compulsory Licensing Issues and Challenges with Special reference to Patenting of Covid Vaccines

  • S. Yamuna and T.R Sudarsanan
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  • S. Yamuna

    Advocate at High Court of Madras, Chennai

  • T.R Sudarsanan

    Advocate at High Court of Madras, Chennai

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The contemporary issue is regarding the patented covid vaccines and existing high demand for such vaccines all over the world. One of the such burning issues that’s happening now all over the world is about the Covid pandemic and covid vaccines that are patented across few countries. The research paper aims to analyse each of such contemporary issues that’s prevailing regarding the production and supply of the covid vaccines and aims to evaluate whether the compulsory licensing would cope-up to act as a life-saving step against the existing pandemic. The issue here is the patent holders who are not coming voluntarily to grant license to third parties for manufacturing such patented COVID vaccines. Providing licensing to just few pharmaceutics industries does not serve the purpose of ending the pandemic any time soon.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 4, Page 731 - 744


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