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

Ambassador Karen Tan (Singapore)
1. The Chairperson said that, since its meeting in June 2009, the Council had received a number of supplements and updates to earlier notifications of laws and regulations notified under Article 63.2 of the Agreement. Nicaragua had notified a decree approving its accession to the Trademark Law Treaty, which had entered into force with respect to it on 22 September 2009; Chile had notified various main dedicated intellectual property laws and regulations and other laws; the European Communities1 had notified three regulations, one on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks, another on the common organization of the market in wine, and a third laying down certain detailed rules for the implementation of the latter regulation as regards protected designations of origin and geographical indications, traditional terms, labelling and presentation of certain wine sector products; and Tunisia had notified a law amending and supplementing its law on literary and artistic property. These notifications were being circulated in the IP/N/1/ series of documents. 2. She urged those Members whose initial notifications remained incomplete to submit the outstanding material without delay. She also reminded other Members of their obligation to notify any subsequent amendments of their laws and regulations without delay after their entry into force. In particular, she reminded those Members who had made any changes to their laws and/or regulations to implement the Decision on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health and who had not yet notified such changes to the Council to do so. 3. As regards notifications of contact points under Article 69 for the exchange of information and cooperation on trade in infringing goods, she said that, since the Council's meeting in June, an update to a contact point notified earlier had been received from Pakistan. This notification was being circulated in an addendum to document IP/N/3/Rev.10.

1 1: On 1 December 2009, the Treaty of Lisbon amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community (done at Lisbon, 13 December 2007) entered into force. On 29 November 2009, the WTO received a Verbal Note (WT/L/779) from the Council of the European Union and the Commission of the European Communities stating that, by virtue of the Treaty of Lisbon, as of 1 December 2009, the European Union replaces and succeeds the European Community.