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

H.E. Ambassador Lundeg Purevsuren
World Trade Organization

464.   As in previous occasions, the Secretariat will provide a brief update of the issues related to intellectual property policy that have come up in the most recent Trade Policy Reviews. 465.   Since the last TRIPS Council Meeting in February, the Trade Policy Reviews of Ecuador, the East African Community (comprising Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda), Bangladesh, Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago have taken place. During these reviews, developed and developing country Members have continued to actively register their interest in TRIPS-related issues, such as:  Implementation of the TRIPS Agreement;  Exhaustion regime;  Copyright regime, including satellite and technological protection measures;  Geographical indications regime;  Protection of traditional knowledge and cultural expressions;  Protection of plant varieties;  Enforcement, online and at the border, including coordination between IP Offices and Customs Authorities;  Notifications to the TRIPS Council;  Establishment of paperless registration systems;  Implementation of national intellectual property strategies;  Graduation from LDC status and implementation of related legislation; and  Accession to, and implementation of, WIPO instruments. 466.   We have also prepared the TRIPS-related section for the midyear G20 and WTOwide Director-General's Monitoring Reports, which will be circulated in early July. 467.   The section on "Policy Developments in Trade and Intellectual Property" in the monitoring reports highlights the trade-related IP policy initiative undertaken by Myanmar; as well as the information on developments in domestic legislation and administrative issues submitted for the monitoring exercise by Australia, Chile, China, Indonesia and Thailand.

The Council took note of the statements made.
50.   The Chair invited the Secretariat to report on IP-related issues that had been considered in the context of individual Members' trade policy reviews.
51.   The representative of the Secretariat took the floor.
52.   The Council took note of the statements made.
IP/C/M/92, IP/C/M/92/Add.1, IP/C/M/92/Corr.1