ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Compulsory Licence for Nexavar

The compulsory licence issued to Natco for manufacture of the anti-cancer drug Nexavar is a landmark decision on many grounds - the fi rst one in India since the 2005 amendment to the 1970 Patents Act and the fi rst in the world issued to a private party. There are some ambiguities in the order, but the door is now open for issue of CLs for a number of patented drugs that are not being worked.

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