WIPO NAMES

BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE WORLD Intellectual Property Organisation, (WIPO), has released a plan for the fighting of abusive registration of Internet sites involving International Non-proprietary Names, (INN's), the generic, unique and distinctive names of pharmaceutical substances, selected by the World Health Organisation, (WHO). These terms are free from private rights under international law, to protect patients. In a new report, WIPO suggests that it should be notified about when a domain name has been registered with a name that is identical to an INN. It ...


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