To date, 200 people from around the world have signed the Third Global Congress Global Congress Declaration on Fundamental Public Interest Principles for International Intellectual Property Negotiations.
The Declaration, drafted at the recent Global Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, calls for “a positive agenda in international intellectual property law making” which would include a more open negotiating process, respect for stakeholders’ social and economic welfare, and preserve states’ freedoms to protect access to knowledge goods. The full declaration and the initial signatures are below.
The document will remain open for institutional and individual signatures through the holidays. To sign, please fill out this very short form. The final version will be formally released next month.