[Ip-health] Program for WTO TRIPS Council (June 8-9) including discussion on Paragraph 6 implementation and TRIPS plus enforcement trends

Thiru Balasubramaniam thiru at keionline.org
Thu Jun 3 11:49:16 PDT 2010


http://keionline.org/node/859

Program for WTO TRIPS Council (June 8-9) including discussion on  
Paragraph 6 implementation and TRIPS plus enforcement trends
By thiru
Created 3 Jun 2010 - 1:59pm
The following WTO aerogram contains the agenda for the upcoming WTO  
Council for TRIPS meeting to be held in Geneva from 8 June 2010 to 9  
June 2010. Paragraph 2 and agenda items l and m will be of interest to  
readers of this blog. It should be noted that in the original  
document, the text is capitalized.

WTO/AIR/3562/Rev. 1

1. The next meeting of the Council for TRIPS will be held in the  
Center William Rappard on 8-9 June 2010. The meeting will start at 11  
A.M. Tuesday, 8 June.

2. Brazil, China, Cuba, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Peru and Venezuela  
have made a written request to add an additional item to the agenda.  
China and India have made a separate written request to add a further  
item to the agenda. Following these requests, the following items L  
and M are now proposed for the agenda (the two new proposals are  
listed as items l and m respectively, in order of the receipt of  
requests):

A. Notifications under provisions of the Agreement

B. Reviews of national implementing legislations

C. Review of the provisions of article 27.3 (b)

D. Relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on  
Biological Diversity

E. Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Folklore

F. Non-violation and situation complaints

G. Review of implementation of the TRIPS Agreement under Article 71.1

H. Review of the application of the provisions of the section on  
geographical indications under article 24.2

I. Follow-up to the Seventh Annual Review under Paragraph 2 of the  
Decision on the Implementation of article 66.2 of the TRIPS Agreement.

J. Technical cooperation and capacity-building

K. Letter form the Chair of the General Council concerning ways to  
improve the timeliness and completeness of notifications and other  
information flows

L. Implementation of Paragraph 6 system

M. TRIPS plus enforcement trends

N. Information on relevant developments elsewhere in the WTO

O. Observer status for international intergovernmental organization

P. Other business

3. It is recalled that Paragraph 19 of the Doha Ministerial  
Declaration provides that the Council, in undertaking the work  
provided for in that paragraph, shall be guided by the objectives and  
principles set out in Articles 7 and 8 of the TRIPS Agreement and  
shall take fully into account the development dimension.

4. Any Member wishing an addition item to be placed on the proposed  
agenda is invited to inform the secretariat of the sufficiently in  
advance so that a revised aerogram can be issued ten calendar days  
prior to the meeting.

5. Members of the WTO, other government with observer status and  
international organizations with observer status are required to  
inform the Secretariat of the names of their representatives as soon  
as possible.

Pascal Lamy

WTO/AIR/3566

1. The twenty-sixth special session of the Council for TRIPS will be  
held in the Centre William Rappard on Thursday, 10 June 2010, starting  
at 10 a.m.

2. The following agenda items are proposed for the agenda:

A. Negotiation on the establishment of a multilateral system of  
notification and registration of geographical indications for wines  
and spirits.

B. Other business.

3. Participants in the negotiations and governments with observer  
status are requested to inform the secretariat of the names of their  
representatives as soon as possible.

Pascal Lamy


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Thiru Balasubramaniam
Geneva Representative
Knowledge Ecology International (KEI)
thiru at keionline.org


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