[Ip-health] WTO TRIPS Council (October 2015) to discuss LDC extension for pharmaceuticals, non-violation, review of the Paragraph 6 system

Thiru Balasubramaniam thiru at keionline.org
Mon Oct 12 22:07:50 PDT 2015


http://keionline.org/node/2338


WTO TRIPS Council (October 2015) to discuss LDC extension for
pharmaceuticals, non-violation, review of the Paragraph 6 system

Submitted by thiru <http://keionline.org/user/6> on 12. October 2015 - 19:56

The WTO TRIPS Council meets from Thursday, 15 October 2015 to Friday, 16
October 2015. The hot topics for consideration include agenda item 13
(Request from the LDC Group for an indefinite exemption from WTO IP
obligations to provide patents for pharmaceutical products, agenda item 8
(non-violation and situation complaints), agenda item 7 (Review of the
Paragraph 6 system), agenda item 14 (a discussion item co-sponsored by
Australia, the European Union and the United States on "Intellectual
Property and Innovation: Entrepreneurialism and New Technologies).

WTO/AIR/IP/5/REV.1 5 OCTOBER 2015

SUBJECT: COUNCIL FOR TRIPS

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRIPS WILL BE HELD IN THE CENTRE
WILLIAM RAPPARD ON 15-16 OCTOBER 2015. THE MEETING WILL START AT 10 A.M. ON
THURSDAY, 15 OCTOBER.

TO FACILITATE PREPARATIONS FOR THE MEETING, DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED AND
CIRCULATED SINCE THE LAST MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRIPS ARE LISTED UNDER
THE RELEVANT AGENDA ITEMS, ALONG WITH DOCUMENTS CONTAINING CURRENT
PROPOSALS FOR CONSIDERATION.

TWO WRITTEN REQUESTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR ADDITIONAL ITEMS: BANGLADESH ON
BEHALF OF THE LDC GROUP (LISTED AS ITEM 13), AND THE UNITED STATES AND THE
EUROPEAN UNION (LISTED AS ITEM 14). SINCE THE CIRCULATION OF THE INITIAL
PROPOSED AGENDA, AUSTRALIA HAS CO-SPONSORED ITEM 14. THE FOLLOWING ITEMS
ARE THEREFORE PROPOSED FOR

THE AGENDA:

1. ELECTION OF INTERIM CHAIRPERSON

2. NOTIFICATIONS UNDER PROVISIONS OF THE AGREEMENT

IP/N/1/TJK/C/1, IP/N/1/TJK/U/1, IP/N/1/TJK/O/1 AND IP/N/1/TJK/O/2
(TAJIKISTAN: LAW ON COPYRIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS; LAW ON COMMERCIAL
SECRETS; INTRODUCTION OF AMENDMENTS AND ADDITIONS TO THE LAW ON
PHARMACEUTICALS AND PHARMACEUTICAL ACTIVITIES AND ON PRODUCTION AND SAFE
HANDLING OF PESTICIDES AND AGROCHEMICALS)

IP/N/1/MUS/C/2 (MAURITIUS: COPYRIGHT ACT 2014)

IP/N/1/TPKM/9, IP/N/1/TPKM/10 (CHINESE TAIPEI: ENFORCEMENT RULES OF THE
TRADEMARK ACT; REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FILING TRADEMARK
APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES BY ELECTRONIC MEANS)

IP/N/1/AUS/7, IP/N/1/AUS/8, IP/N/1/AUS/9 (AUSTRALIA: COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT
(ONLINE INFRINGEMENT) ACT 2015; THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS AMENDMENT
ACT 2015 ("AMENDMENT ACT") AND ITS SCHEDULES; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (TRIPS PROTOCOL AND OTHER MEASURES) REGULATION 2015)

3. REVIEWS OF NATIONAL IMPLEMENTING LEGISLATION

IP/C/W/604/ADD.1 (UNITED STATES: FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS TO TAJIKISTAN)

4. REVIEW OF THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 27.3(B)

5. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TRIPS AGREEMENT AND THE CONVENTION ON
BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY

6. PROTECTION OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND FOLKLORE

7. REVIEW UNDER PARAGRAPH 8 OF THE DECISION ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF
PARAGRAPH 6 OF THE DOHA DECLARATION ON THE TRIPS AGREEMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH

JOB/IP/13 (DRAFT REPORT PREPARED BY THE WTO

8. NON-VIOLATION AND SITUATION COMPLAINTS

IP/C/W/607 (COMMUNICATION FROM PERU ON BEHALF OF ARGENTINA, THE
PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CHINA, COLOMBIA, CUBA, ECUADOR,
EGYPT, INDIA, INDONESIA, KENYA, MALAYSIA, PAKISTAN, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, SRI
LANKA, BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA)

IP/C/W/607/ADD.1 (AFRICAN GROUP: CO-SPONSORSHIP)

IP/C/W/385/REV.1/ADD.1 (AFRICAN GROUP: CO-SPONSORSHIP))

9. REVIEW OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TRIPS AGREEMENT UNDER ARTICLE 71.1

10. REVIEW OF THE APPLICATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE SECTION ON
GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS UNDER ARTICLE 24.2

11. THIRTEENTH ANNUAL REVIEW UNDER PARAGRAPH 2 OF THE DECISION ON THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF ARTICLE 66.2 OF THE TRIPS AGREEMENT

IP/C/W/611 (REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ARTICLE 66.2 - JAPAN)

IP/C/W/611/ADD.1 (REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ARTICLE 66.2 – NEW
ZEALAND)

IP/C/W/611/ADD.2 (REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ARTICLE 66.2 – CANADA)

IP/C/W/611/ADD.3 (REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ARTICLE 66.2 –
SWITZERLAND)

IP/C/W/611/ADD.4 (REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ARTICLE 66.2 – AUSTRALIA)

IP/C/W/611/ADD.5 (REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ARTICLE 66.2 – UNITED
STATES)

RD/IP/7 (REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ARTICLE 66.2 – EUROPEAN UNION)

12. TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND CAPACITY-BUILDING

IP/C/W/608 (NOTE PREPARED BY THE WTO SECRETARIAT)

IP/C/W/609 (INFORMATION FROM OTHER INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS – FAO)

IP/C/W/609/ADD.1 (INFORMATION FROM OTHER INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS –
GCC)

IP/C/W/609/ADD.2 (INFORMATION FROM OTHER INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS –
OECD)

IP/C/W/609/ADD.3 (INFORMATION FROM OTHER INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS -
WCO

IP/C/W/610 (INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS – JAPAN)

IP/C/W/610/ADD.1 (INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS – NEW ZEALAND)

IP/C/W/610/ADD.2 (INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS – CANADA)

IP/C/W/610/ADD.3 (INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS – SWITZERLAND)

IP/C/W/610/ADD.4 (INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS – AUSTRALIA)

IP/C/W/610/ADD.5 (INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS – UNITED STATES)

RD/IP/6 (INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS – EUROPEAN UNION)

13. REQUEST FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD UNDER ARTICLE 66.1
FOR LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRY MEMBERS WITH RESPECT TO PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS
AND FOR WAIVERS FROM THE OBLIGATION OF ARTICLES 70.8 AND 70.9 IP/C/W/605
(COMMUNICATION FROM BANGLADESH ON BEHALF OF THE LDC GROUP)

14. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INNOVATION: ENTREPRENEURIALISM AND NEW
TECHNOLOGIES

15. INFORMATION ON RELEVANT DEVELOPMENTS ELSEWHERE IN THE WTO

16. OBSERVER STATUS FOR INTERNATIONAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL

17. ANNUAL REPORT ORGANIZATIONS

JOB/IP/14 (DRAFT ANNUAL REPORT PREPARED BY THE WTO SECRETARIAT)

18. OTHER BUSINESS

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.

MEMBERS OF THE WTO, OTHER GOVERNMENTS WITH OBSERVER STATUS AND
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS WITH OBSERVER STATUS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM
THE SECRETARIAT OF THE NAMES OF THEIR REPRESENTATIVES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

ROBERTO AZEVÊDO



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