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Ambassador Alejandro Jara (Chile)
95. The representative of Australia said that Hungary, in regard to the issues it had raised, again appeared to have missed the point made in document IP/C/W/289. In its statement, the delegation of Hungary completely ignored the existence of the protection offered by Article 22 to geographical indications for all products. If Hungary was suggesting that Article 22, which Australia had never suggested should be undermined, permitted the wholesale, unconditional commercial use of another's geographical indications, then it would appear that the negotiators of the TRIPS Agreement did not know much about intellectual property rights, which she did not believe to be the case.