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Council adopts stance on compulsory licensing of IP

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Proposed regulation would allow EU to override intellectual property rights in emergencies

The Council of the EU has adopted a stance on a regulation for compulsory licensing of intellectual property, which would allow the EU to override IP rights as a last resort in emergencies.

If agreed with the other EU political institutions, the regulation would provide “the possibility for a government to allow a third party to use an IP right without the authorisation of the rights-holder”, the Council said on 26 June.

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