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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice
Volume (Issue) 15(9)
Page(s) 711 - 717
Title of proceedings Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice
DOI 10.1093/jiplp/jpaa124


This article explores how, in the case of a global crisis, localized co-productive approaches to solve crisis-induced shortages challenge existing understandings of intellectual property rights. It focuses on how the maker community (private individuals with access to 3D printing equipment) engaged in the production of medical devices during the SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus) crisis of 2020 and how international policymakers and industries reacted to their engagement.