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

Ambassador Eui-yong Chung (Korea)
European Union
C.3.c Purpose
130. The representative of the European Communities recalled an earlier statement made by his delegation that Members had the sovereign right of deciding whether a name should be protected in their territory. If Canada opposed a notified name, then the registered name would not benefit from any facilitated protection in Canada's territory and if other countries did not oppose, it would be because they had come to the conclusion that the GI deserved protection under the TRIPS Agreement in their territory. He was perplexed by the statement on the rights of Canadian producers in other countries without the protection being endorsed by the authorities of those countries.