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

H.E. Ambassador Dr Lansana GBERIE
World Trade Organization

549.   As in previous occasions and for Members' information, 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. Since our last report during the TRIPS Council Meeting in July, the Trade Policy of Republic of Moldova and Mexico took place. During these reviews, delegations engaged in the discussions and sought further details on: a. The domestic implementation of the TRIPS Agreement; b. Institutional arrangements for the administration and enforcement of intellectual property; c. Copyright and related-rights regimes; d. Trademark regime; e. Protection of geographical indications; f. Patent regime; g. Enforcement, online and at the border; and h. Measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 550.   The Secretariat has also contributed with the chapters on intellectual property for the upcoming G20 and WTO-wide Director-General's monitoring reports. We would like to thank Members and Observers that sent information about the measures that were implemented since October 2021. These inputs by delegations are essential in assisting the Secretariat to prepare the reports in the most accurate and comprehensive manner. The reports will be circulated in November.

The Council took note of the information provided.
87. The Chair recalled that the purpose of this agenda item was to keep Members informed of developments in other WTO bodies which are relevant to TRIPS matters, so no discussion was required. He invited the Secretariat to provide the regular briefing on IP-related issues considered in the context of individual Members' trade policy reviews, and in the Director-General's Monitoring Report.
88. The representative of the Secretariat took the floor.
89. The Council took note of the information provided.
IP/C/M/106, IP/C/M/106/Add.1