Actas - Consejo de los ADPIC - Ver detalles de la intervención/declaración

Ambassador Puangrat Asavapisit (Thailand)
2. The Chairperson drew attention to the latest Secretariat note reflecting the status of the notifications of laws and regulations under Article 63.2 received from Members whose transitional periods under Article 65.2 or 65.3 had expired on 1 January 2000 or who had acceded to the WTO after that date (JOB(04)/117). The note showed from which of the Members in question notifications had been received as at 3 September 2004. Among the 81 Members in question, there remained three who had not yet submitted any notification concerning their implementing legislation. These were Papua New Guinea; Saint Kitts and Nevis; and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. As requested by the Council at its last meeting, the Chair had written to these three Members concerning the notification of their TRIPS implementing legislation. 3. Since its meeting in June, the Council had received the following supplements and updates to earlier notifications. China had notified regulations on customs protection for intellectual property rights; the Slovak Republic had notified regulations on designs, designations of origin, geographical indications and trademarks; Saint Lucia had notified a number of laws in the areas of copyright and industrial property; Uruguay had notified the texts of a Law of January 2003 on Copyright and Related Rights and regulations relating to that law; Japan had notified updated texts of a number of laws in the area of copyright and industrial property, as well as enforcement; and Hong Kong, China had notified recent amendments to its copyright law. Norway had notified amendments to its patent legislation made pursuant to the General Council Decision on the Implementation of Paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, background information on which was contained in document IP/C/W/427. These notifications were being circulated in the IP/N/1/- series of documents. 4. The Chairperson urged those Members whose initial notifications remained incomplete to submit the outstanding material without delay. She reminded the other Members of their obligation to notify any subsequent amendments of their laws and regulations without delay after their entry into force. 5. Since the Council's meeting in June, updates to notifications of contact points under Article 69 had been received from El Salvador; Macao, China; and Turkey. These notifications had been circulated in document IP/N/3/Rev.7/Add.3. There were now 120 Members who had notified contact points under Article 69.