licensing, compulsory

licensing, compulsory

A law granting a government access to patented drugs and other intellectual property before the patent formally expires. Drug companies have opposed compulsory licensing on the grounds that it limits the financial value of patent holding. Some nations have sought obligatory access to drugs, or their generic copies, to limit pharmaceutical costs or address national health emergencies.
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It also has plans for a municipal unit to monitor the dog population, dog licensing, compulsory vaccinations and ID tags.