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Australia says no new biologics protections in TPP

October 8, 2015 1:37 AM UTC

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement will not require Australia to provide any additional exclusivity for biologics beyond the five years of data protection it currently provides, according to a document released by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

"Australia has negotiated protections that are consistent with existing Australian law and practice," the document reads. "Australia is not required to change any part of its current law, including data protection for biologics, or our patent regime." ...