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

H.E. Ambassador Xolelwa Mlumbi-Peter
United States of America
327.   Under the discussions of the TRIPS Council at the February and October 2020 sessions and the upcoming March meeting concerning the theme of making MSMEs competitive through IP and Innovation, the Friends of IP and Innovation are organizing a virtual side event. 328.   The event is on 9 March 2021 at 4-6 p.m. on the WTO Zoom platform. A registration link was sent around to the membership last week and is still open. 329.   The event will have engaging speakers and moderators, focusing on how IP supports MSMEs in becoming more competitive in the green tech space and also focusing on LDC and LMIC partnerships to catalyse innovation and drive diffusion of technologies in the green tech field. 330.   In an updated notice, more details will be provided on the speakers, including those from:  The Climate Technology Center and Network through the UNFCCC;  Ecotech Quebec;  Cutting edge SME innovation in the green tech space, including their programmes and partnerships;  IP office of the United Kingdom; and  WIPO directors in the SME and green tech sectors as moderators for the event. 331.   We look forward to seeing you virtually on 9 March at 4 p.m. __________
20. The United States took the floor.
21. The Chair noted that the next formal meeting of the Council was scheduled for 10-11 March 2021 and would have a full, regular agenda, including the item discussed today. She reminded delegations that the agenda for that meeting closed at close of business on 25 February 2021.
IP/C/M/97, IP/C/M/97/Add.1