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H.E. Ambassador Dagfinn Sørli (Norway)
Côte d'Ivoire
12 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INNOVATION: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR INVESTMENT/FINANCING/ FUNDING

193.   We followed this agenda item with great interest, and we have appreciated the way Members have provided several examples of programmes and projects, including MSMEs funding to develop their intellectual property. The European Union announced several programmes, including one that was dedicated to the cultural sector and creation. We would like to know what sector that is focusing on, that is our question. My delegation would once again like to thank all the Members for this exchange of points of views and opinions on this highly important item.

51. The Chair recalled that this item had been put on the agenda at the request of Australia, Canada, Chile, The European Union, Japan, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, the United Kingdom and the United States, and subsequently co-sponsored by the delegations of Brazil and Singapore. A communication had also been circulated in document IP/C/W/679.
52. The representatives of the United Kingdom; Switzerland; the United States; Australia; Singapore; Japan; Canada; Chinese Taipei; the European Union; Brazil; China; Côte d'Ivoire; the United Kingdom; and Jamaica took the floor.
53. The Council took note of the statements made.
IP/C/M/100, IP/C/M/100/Add.1