Technical Cooperation Activities under TRIPS Art. 67. - View details of the document


1. Pursuant to Article 67 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), the Council for TRIPS requests that developed country Members report on their technical and financial cooperation programmes in favour of developing and least developed country Members. The present document provides an update on Canada's activities concerning technical and financial cooperation in the area of intellectual property in favour of developing and least developed country Members, covering the 2014-2015 period. 2. Canada has undertaken a number of technical cooperation activities at the multilateral, plurilateral and bilateral levels. At the multilateral level, Canada works in close collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO Examples of the Canada's regional activities include the work undertaken in the context of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Intellectual Property Rights Expert's Group (APEC-IPEG), where Canada participates in the organization's biannual deliberations aimed at sharing information and best practices on intellectual property rights. 3. The following summary provides an update of activities, which are mainly administered by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD, incorporating the former Canadian International Development Agency), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Health Canada (HC) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Other Canadian institutions, such as the Centre for Trade Policy and Law (CTPL) and the University of Ottawa are also involved in international technical cooperation efforts.

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