Minutes - TRIPS Council - View details of the intervention/statement

H.E. Ambassador Xolelwa Mlumbi-Peter
82.   Brazil's most relevant COVID-19 measures related to intellectual property rights are listed on the World Trade Organization's compilation, available on its website. 83.   These are two initiatives undertaken by our intellectual property office. a. The first refers to the creation of a COVID-19 technology landscape observatory. The aim is to provide innovators with information on existing technologies that might be useful for preventing, diagnosing or treating COVID-19. b. The second measure listed is Brazil's intellectual property office decision to prioritize the examination of patent applications related to the fight against COVID-19. 84.   Both initiatives can also be found in the WIPO COVID-19 IP Policy Tracker, where other information on the operation of our intellectual property office during the pandemic is available.
18.   The Council took note of the statements made.
15.   The Chair said that the item had been put on the agenda at the request of South Africa, referring to the document "COVID-19: Measures Regarding Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights", which was available from the WTO website and contained a non-exhaustive list of IP-related measures taken in the context of COVID-19. The list compiled by the Secretariat from official sources and verified by the Members concerned. It was updated continuously, and the latest version was always available on the WTO website. She invited South Africa to introduce the item.
16.   The representative of South Africa took the floor to introduce the item.
17.   The representatives of Nigeria; Brazil; China; Chile; India; El Salvador; the Russian Federation; Indonesia; Ecuador; the United States of America; the European Union; Australia; and Switzerland took the floor.
18.   The Council took note of the statements made.
IP/C/M/95, IP/C/M/95/Add.1