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