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

Ambassador C. Trevor Clarke (Barbados)
European Union
B.ii Cluster 2 (Notification and registration)
131. In response, the representative of the European Communities said that the point made by the delegation of Australia on opposition was a misunderstanding in the sense that there were two different issues. The proposal had eliminated the opposition procedure at the register level, but not the opposition procedures that could take place at the national level to challenge the definition of the GI and to claim the application of any exceptions under Article 24 of the TRIPS Agreement at any time after protection had been sought at national level.