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EU Backs Compulsory Licensing & Production Boost For COVID-19 Vaccines

IP Waiver Proposal Fails To Find Favor

Executive Summary

The European Commission is to present the World Health Organization with a set of proposals to tackle the barriers to the global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. They include allowing the issue of compulsory licenses without consulting the rights holder, encouraging vaccine companies to expand production through licensing deals and contract manufacturing, and eliminating vaccine export restrictions.

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