Webinar on Digital Markets and CLRC Recommendations: The Way Forward.

Webinar on Digital Markets and CLRC Recommendations: The Way Forward





The Government of India constituted a nine-member Competition Law Review Committee to strengthen and re-calibrate the law so that it is in sync with the needs of strong economic fundamentals and the increasing size of the Indian Economy. The CLRC recently submitted its report several prudent recommendations, particularly in light of changing market dynamics after the advent of digital economy. To observe the World Competition Day 2019 dedicated to the theme “Ensuring Effective Competition in an Increasingly Online World” we invite you to join this webinar to discuss the competition concerns in digital markets, CLRC recommendations and way forward for competition authorities.

Topic: Digital Markets and CLRC Recommendations: The Way Forward
Date:  Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 07:00 PM-08:00 PM IST

About The Speaker:

Ujjwal Kumar – Policy Analyst, CUTS International

Ujjwal, a law graduate, has over 20 years of experience working on issues related to multilateral trading system, domestic regulations, competition and intellectual property rights, from a development perspective. In these years he has been mostly associated with two non-government organisations CUTS and Gene Campaign, and also a 5 year stint with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare as National Consultant on Trade & Health. In recent years he has been mostly working on regulatory and competition issues in digital economy.. Read More

 
 

Webinar on Patents and Pharmaceuticals, Friday, 26th April 2019(by Jayashree Watal, Counsellor, Intellectual Property Division, WTO).

Webinar on Patents and Pharmaceuticals





Under a market-based system, it is well established that the private sector is uniquely dependent on patent protection in order to generate pharmaceutical innovation. This is because, in the absence of legal barriers to entry, the price will soon drop to marginal cost and result in the classic public goods dilemma of under-investment in pharmaceutical R&D. However, patent protection lasts for 20 years from the date of application and market exclusivity for a typical patented medicine could range from 8-12 years (US studies). If a medicine is the only or even the best treatment for a disease condition, patent protection may become an obstacle to affordable access, especially in less developed countries where health insurance or other coverage to access such medicines is non-existent or very poor. How can society square this circle? Many have suggested the use of TRIPS flexibilities, including compulsory licences; others suggest differential or tiered pricing, yet others suggest new R&D models that delink costs from prices. The expert will discuss the pros and cons of each of these options.

Topic: Patents and Pharmaceuticals
Date:  Friday, 26th April 2019
Time: 02:00-03:00 PM IST

About The Speaker:

Jayashree Watal(R) – Counsellor, Intellectual Property Division, World Trade Organization

Ms. Watal is Counsellor in the Intellectual Property Division of the World Trade Organization from February 2001, where she has dealt with negotiations on TRIPS and public health. She has more than twenty-two years of experience in government in India, of which ten years were devoted to policy, diplomacy, research and administration on intellectual property rights, including representing India in the TRIPS negotiations. She has researched and published on issues related to intellectual property rights, including a book Intellectual Property Rights in the WTO and Developing Countries (Oxford University Press, India and Kluwer Law International, 2001). Read More

 
 

Webinar on Indian Competition Law Review, Saturday, 16 March 2019(by Pradeep S Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS 

Webinar on Indian Competition Law Review, Saturday, 16 March 2019.





The Competition Law of India is under review by a nine-member Competition Law Review Committee constituted by the Government of India to strengthen and re-calibrate the law so that it is in sync with the needs of strong economic fundamentals and the increasing size of the Indian Economy. The present review exercise is important to get the competition regime well equipped to deal with the changing nature of the economy, which is quite paradoxical.

We invite you to join this webinar on the proposed changes to Competition Law of India submitted by CUTS International and CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC) to the review committee.
Link to submission: https://goo.gl/Sxxq4x

Topic: Indian Competition Law Review
Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019 Time:
Time: 11 AM-12 PM IST
Speaker: Pradeep S Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS International