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

H.E. Ambassador Dr Lansana GBERIE
Korea, Republic of
13 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INNOVATION: CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION AMONG IP OFFICES
357.   I would like to extend our appreciation to co-sponsors for preparing the discussion paper and sharing national experiences. Although Korea did not join as co-sponsor this time, the Republic of Korea supports the paper, and we recognize the necessity of the relevant discussion. We hope that today's exchange makes an important step towards discussing further the various methods of cooperation, and thereby enhancing participation of Members and cooperation among their IP offices.
63. The Council took note of the statements made.
61. The Chair said this item had been put on the agenda at the request of the delegations of Australia; Canada; the European Union; Hong Kong, China; Japan; Singapore; Switzerland; the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu; the United Kingdom and the United States of America. These delegations had also submitted a communication on this topic, circulated in document in order to allow Members to prepare for today's discussion.
62. The representatives of Japan; the United States of America; Singapore; Switzerland; Australia; Chinese Taipei; the United Kingdom; Canada; Hong Kong, China; the European Union; Korea, Republic of; Peru; India; Bangladesh; South Africa; Canada and the World Intellectual Property Organization took the floor.
63. The Council took note of the statements made.
IP/C/M/107, IP/C/M/107/Add.1