1. The Chairperson informed the Council that, since its meeting in March, 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. Viet Nam had notified a Circular providing guidelines for the criminal prosecution of acts infringing intellectual property rights; Israel had notified its Copyright Act of 2007; Hong Kong, China had notified two notices announcing the commencement of some of the remaining provisions of the Copyright (Amendment) Ordinances 2007; Nicaragua had notified amendments and additions to its laws on copyright and related rights, on the protection of programme carrying satellite signals, on trademarks and other distinctive signs, and on patents, utility models and industrial designs, and certain related decrees; Australia had notified its Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Act 2007, Patents Amendment Regulations 2007, and Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment Regulations 2007. These notifications were being circulated in the IP/N/1/- series of documents.
2. She 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. In this context, she reminded those Members who had made any changes to their laws and/or regulations to implement the decision on TRIPS and public health and who had not yet notified such changes to the Council to do so.
3. With regard to notifications of contact points under Article 69, she said that, since the Council's meeting in March, updates to contact points notified earlier had been received from Turkey; Nicaragua; and Macao, China. These notifications were being circulated in an addendum to document IP/N/3/Rev.10.