Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

7-2020

Journal Title

Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

ISSN

1747-1540

DOI

10.1093/jiplp/jpaa088

Abstract

For the past several months, Covid-19 has dominated the intellectual property (IP) debate. Most discussions have focused on the implications of patent protection on access to treatments against the virus and a hopefully soon to be found vaccine. In these remarks, I would like to focus on another Covid-19 crisis making headlines across the world and partially related to IP: millions of workers in the garment industry in developing countries have been fired or furloughed as fashion companies have cancelled orders due to plunging sales since the pandemic’s beginning. Famous Western groups such as Inditex (Zara), C&A, Target, and Marks & Spencer are among the companies involved in this humanitarian crisis.

First Page

489

Last Page

490

Num Pages

2

Volume Number

15

Issue Number

7

Publisher

Oxford University Press

FIle Type

PDF

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