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

Ambassador Choi Hyuck (Korea)
1. The Chairman informed the Council that, since its meeting in October 2005, the Council had received a number of supplements and updates to earlier notifications of laws and regulations notified under Article 63.2 of the Agreement. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia had notified its revised Law on Industrial Property; Malaysia had notified its Protection of New Plant Varieties Act 2004; the Czech Republic had notified amendments to its copyright legislation; and Hong Kong, China had notified amendments to its Registered Designs Ordinance, Trademarks Ordinance, Patents Ordinance and Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits Regulation. These notifications were being circulated in the IP/N/1/- series of documents. He urged those Members whose initial notifications remained incomplete to submit the outstanding material without delay, and reminded other Members of their obligation to notify any subsequent amendments of their laws and regulations without delay after their entry into force. 2. As regards notifications of contact points under Article 69, he said that, since the Council's meeting in October, updates to contact points notified earlier had been received from Armenia, Barbados, China, Ecuador, the European Communities, Greece, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia and Nicaragua. These notifications were being circulated in addenda to document IP/N/3/Rev.9/Add.1 and 2. A total of 121 Members had notified contact points under Article 69.