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How should Switzerland proceed with its legislation on the exhaustion of patent rights?

Abstract

Switzerland has adopted a policy of international exhaustion of trade marks and copyrights. Parallel imports of patented goods, however, are prohibited. Frustrated by high prices and drug expenditures, a number of payer and consumer organisations are seeking to adapt the patent law, so that parallel imports of patented goods would become legal.

Keywords

Intellectual Property Trade Mark Statutory Health Insurance Parallel Import Patented Product 
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