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Adoption of IPRs in industrial sector

Intellectual property rights (IPRs) are important for developing countries for several reasons as they provide a way for businesses in these countries to protect their innovations and creations, which can…

IPRs and human rights

Ever since the US branded inadequate protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs) – patents, copyrights and trademarks – an unfair trade practice under Section 301 of the Trade Act 1974,…

Unchallenged grey market in Pakistan

The greatest challenge facing the country is its failing economy and one of the factors contributing towards it is the diminishing revenue generation channels on account of slowdown in industrial…

Mission climate change

COP27 meetings in Egypt will start on November 6, but the global conference with its first meeting in 1995 is yet to represent a platform where countries and companies give…

Inflation, stagflation, recession

Years of neoliberal assault globally leading to a diminishing role of government, especially in regulating markets, do not allow proper measures being taken to avoid the Covid from becoming a…

Reflections on G7 leaders’ summit 2022

G7 Leaders’ Summit 2022 was held recently in Germany, a little over a year later after the last such meetings were held in the United Kingdom (UK). Given the severity…

WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference and Covid vaccine

‘Last week’s WTO 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in Geneva concluded with pro-corporate, anti-worker, and anti-development outcomes on all major issues of access to medicines, agriculture, digital trade, and the future of…

Global economy at a delicate crossroad – I

Global economy stands at a delicate crossroad, where wrong policy choices will be difficult to unwind in at least the short-term, and will take it away, and perhaps rather quickly,…

Global economic crisis and Neoliberalism

‘The global multilateral economic system has been stress tested twice this century. The first time was with the 2008 global economic meltdown; the second – with the COVID-19 pandemic. And…