YEAR 2014 N.º 3
Carina Carvalho Magalhães
Propriedade Intelectual, Patente, Medicamento, Saúde, Autorização de Introdução no Mercado
On pharmaceutical law, in particular, and on the sphere of human rights, in general, two interests of a primordial nature prone to colliding: on one side, the concession of an exclusive right, resulting of a patent, and as such a legal monopoly (private interest); on the other, a protected access to medicines, allowing goods, considered a basic need, to be accessible to the public at affordable prices (public interest). This study encompasses these two approaches, using has guideline the Portuguese legal system.