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

H.E. Ambassador Dr Lansana GBERIE
371.   Our approach in terms of cooperation, as was reflected in our statement, goes back to what is at the core of the mandate of our intellectual property office, and that is the delivery of quality IP rights. We have mentioned quality a number of times in our statement. Quality IP rights, which is a priority for us, is what inspires market confidence and what promotes investments and promotes recognition abroad, promotes confidence, and that is the trade link there. So, just to reassure everyone when we talk about cooperation it is the objective, at least for Canada, to promote approaches that lead to the delivery of quality rights, and that is at the core of our approach.
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