Repeal: “International Patent Agreement”

General Assembly Resolution #394 “International Patent Agreement” (Category: Free Trade; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
Recognizing that many member nations realize significant and tangible economic benefits through the recognition of patents;
Contending that economic benefit should not be the only measurement for deciding the legitimacy of patents;
Saddened that patents allow rightsholders to deny those most in need access to lifesaving inventions, such as medical treatments, due to external factors, such as being poor;
Believing the only solution is through the repeal of the target resolution;
Certain that member nations are able to capably handle the application and granting of patents according to their economic and ideological needs without the imposition of World Assembly legislation;
Hereby repeals General Assembly Resolution #394 “International Patent Agreement”.

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This resolution is now up for vote.

Bai Lung will vote FOR.

Repeal “International Patent Agreement” was passed 13,433 votes to 1,916.