European Union
1. Please describe if your legislation includes measures necessary to protect public health and nutrition, and to promote the public interest in sectors of vital importance to your socio-economic and technological development as mentioned under Article 8 of the TRIPS Agreement. If yes, please explain how such measures are consistent with the provisions of the TRIPS Agreement.
The Patents Act [Cap 239], as alluded to earlier, makes an exception to the protection of patent rights under section 3A which allows persons to make, construct, use or sell the patented invention in respect of pharmaceutical product or substance solely for reasons related to the development and submission of information required under any laws of Fiji or of another country. There is no such provision in the Trademarks Act [Cap 240]. For the Copyright Act 1999, section 58 ( 1) (b) permits the use of copyright work for the service of the State in the interest of the safety or health of the public or any member of the public.