In 2003

From left: Dr. Fernando Im, Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, The World Bank, Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, Dr. W A Wijewardana, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Prof. Indralal de Silva, Former (Chair) of Demography, University of Colombo, Prof. Amala de Silva, Department of Economics, University of Colombo at the panel discussion on "Demographic Change in Sri Lanka" moderated by Dr. Ramani Gunatilaka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies.

The new Intellectual Property (IP) law came into force in September giving more power to inventors and artists despite a brief struggle with public interest groups and a Supreme Court ruling against the original draft of the Bill.
Public interest groups filed action against the Bill over patent protection rights titled in favour of the private sector.rn

rnThe current law contains provision to over-ride patent protection rights for the importation of drugs in the case of a national emergency. rn

rnThe new law also gives stronger protection to copyrights, brands, and patents. Another law on plant breeders rights is under development. rn

rnBelow is a list of LBO Reports on IPR Law and other related articles. rn ab ab ab ab ab ab

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