Strong intellectual property (IP) protection and enforcement is critical to helping countries attract foreign investment, promote economic growth, provide greater access to medicines and improve patient outcomes. The biennial “Report on the Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Third Countries” cites Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand as priority countries that will need to strengthen their IP regulations to stay globally competitive.
Challenges in the global regulatory environment coupled with increased demand for patient access to new treatments have put pressure on authorities in Asia to strengthen regulatory processes. As Asia looks to further innovation and ensure new medicines can be made available to patients, strong regulatory systems and intellectual property protections will be critical.
Vietnam has made impressive progress toward achieving universal health coverage, which can be attributed not only to its scale of investment in health care, but also to its utilization of resources and intellectual capital.
A new report by the Geneva Network urges countries in Southeast Asia to strengthen intellectual property (IP) protections to increase innovation and higher-value knowledge-based goods and services. The report also recommends that emerging markets align their IP systems with the highest global standards to attract foreign investors, integrate into global supply chains and support local businesses and entrepreneurs.
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Indonesia has achieved significant health milestones, but rising rates of NCDs bring new challenges.
Malaysia can attract new foreign investment and improve health outcomes by better protecting innovation and reducing bureaucratic delays.
Increasing public-private partnerships in the Philippines will bring health care innovation to a rapidly growing population
Health care is poised to become a major economic driver in Thailand in the coming years.
The success of Singapore’s health care system can be attributed to strong policies and an integrated health system.