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

The following communication, dated 22 October 2010, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of Canada. _______________ 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. 2. Canada has undertaken a number of technical cooperation activities at the bilateral, regional and multilateral levels. Canada's bilateral efforts are mainly focused on the Latin American, Caribbean and Asia-Pacific regions. Canada's regional activities are mainly 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. At the multilateral level, Canada works in close collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). 3. The following summary provides an update of these activities, which are mainly administered by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Health Canada (HC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Other Canadian institutions, such as the Centre for Trade Policy and Law (CTPL) and Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), are also involved in international technical cooperation efforts.
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