We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Israel Prepares For Clash With U.S., E.U. Over Drug Patent Policy

Law360 (September 13, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Israeli government is preparing for an outright confrontation with the U.S. government and pharmaceutical industry with its plans to essentially confine patent rights for drugs to marketing exclusivity, according to reports.

The cabinet’s intention to approve a proposed change in protection for intellectual property rights of international pharmaceutical companies threatens “a crisis in U.S.-Israel trade relations,” financial daily Globes reported.

The proposal under consideration does not meet the demands of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick, who has threatened to put Israel back on the "priority...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.