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Ambassador Dacio Castillo (Honduras)
I REVIEW OF THE APPLICATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE SECTION ON GEOGRAPHIC INDICATIONS UNDER ARTICLE 24.2
114. The Chairman recalled that Article 24.2 provided that the Council shall keep under review the application of the provisions of the GI section of the TRIPS Agreement. The principal tool used to coordinate the review process had been a Checklist of Questions contained in document IP/C/13 and Add.1, which a number of Members had submitted, but many had so far not completed. In addition, at its meeting in March 2010, the Council had agreed to encourage Members to share information on and notify to the Council bilateral agreements related to the protection of geographical indications, which they have entered into. That exercise had already resulted in some useful and informative material. 115. As the question of GI protection remained a continuing interest, he urged those delegations that had not yet done so to provide responses to the Checklist of Questions. Equally, those Members that had already provided responses could provide updates to the extent there had been any significant changes to the way they provided protection to geographical indications. There was considerable benefit in having up-to-date, accurate and geographically more representative material available as the basis of the on-going review process. 116. In line with the Council's recommendation of March 2010, he also encouraged any Member that was party to any bilateral agreements related to the protection of GIs to share information on them with the Council if they had not yet done so.
IP/C/M/69