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

Ambassador Carmen Luz Guarda (Chile)
E Technical Cooperation
29. The Chairperson said that, since the Council meeting in February, Ireland had complemented its earlier notification of a contact point for technical cooperation purposes relating to the TRIPS Agreement by providing a separate contact point for copyright and related rights matters. This additional information would be included in the next updated version of document IP/N/7. Notifications of contact points for technical cooperation had now been received from 18 developed country Members. 30. The Chairperson, recalling that the Secretariat had organized jointly with the International Bureau of WIPO a workshop on border enforcement on the afternoon of 17 September 1996, informed Members that the Secretariat intended to organize, again jointly with WIPO, a second such workshop, on the afternoon of 14 July 1997, i.e. the afternoon before the TRIPS Council meeting scheduled for 15 July. This time the subject of the workshop would be "technical cooperation aimed at improving human resources and institutional capacities required to implement the TRIPS provisions on domestic enforcement".