BIO Comments on TTIP Negotiations

The TTIP represents a profoundly important opportunity to advance progress in these areas. The following comments represent BIO’s initial suggestions for the formulation of negotiating objectives relevant to biotechnology.  

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

BIO appreciates the opportunity to respond to the Request for Comments issued by the U.S. Trade Representative on objectives to be pursued in the negotiation of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. 

2013 Special 301 Submission: BIO Provides Input on Biotech IP Challenges Around the Globe

Biotechnology companies provide unique benefits to the United States and the world. In the health care sector alone, the industry has developed and commercialized more than 300 biotechnology drugs and diagnostics and there are over 400 products in the pipeline.

BIO Comments on India Guidelines for Examining Biotechnology Applications

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments in response to the Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks in India on the "Draft Guidelines for Examination of Biotechnology Applications" hereafter referred to as "Draft Guidelines", or "Guidelines".

India Traditional Knowledge and Biological Material Draft Guidelines: Biotech Industry Provides Input

Given the importance of protections for basic biotechnology inventions to the survival of the biotechnology sector in India, BIO has reviewed the Guidelines and has identified specific questions, and areas for improvement.

India’s Draft National IPR Strategy: BIO Comments

(BIO) is grateful for the opportunity to provide comments on India’s Draft National IPR Strategy, hereafter referred to as "Draft Strategy".

Mexico's TPP Entry: BIO Submits Comments to USTR

BIO supports the President’s decision to include Mexico in the TPP trade negotiations. Providing effective intellectual property protection for biological products is a central focus for BIO and its members.

Canada's Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Entry: BIO Submits Comments to USTR

The Government of Canada has long been a trusted ally to the United States on agricultural biotechnology. Canada has been a like minded partner in various international fora, including joining the United States government in a successful World Trade Organization

US-EU Working Group on Jobs and Growth: BIO Submits Comments on IP


Development of the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement: BIO Comments