Technical Cooperation Activities under TRIPS Art. 67. - View details of the document

Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf
              1. GCC is an intergovernmental organization with membership of the following States: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar, and State of Kuwait.
              2. Pursuant to Article (20) of the GCC Economic Agreement which states that "member States shall develop programmes encouraging talented individuals and supporting innovation and invention; cooperate in the field of intellectual property and develop regulations and procedures ensuring protection of intellectual property rights; and coordinate their relevant policies towards other countries, regional blocs and international and regional organizations", the GCC Secretariat General directs most of its technical cooperation activities to its member States.
              3. This document presents a report on main technical cooperation activities undertaken by the Secretariat General of the GCC from 7 November 2018 to 27 September 2019, which are relevant to intellectual property issues, following the invitation of the Chairman of the WTO Council for TRIPS to provide updated information on such activities.
              4. Technical assistance activities undertaken by the GCC Secretariat General during the above‑mentioned period have been focused on various IP concrete aspects such as enforcement of IP laws, patent applications drafting, arbitration in the field of IP, trade in counterfeit goods, cooperation in IT System, IP Crime, etc. These activities were conducted in the form of workshop, on-job training, secondment or through supporting the participation in Conferences or in international IP exhibitions, and a number of them was organized in cooperation of some IP national offices. The said activities are listed in Annex.
# Title of programme or activity Start date Beneficiary Members or observers  
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