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

Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
Corea, República de
C.1.i Article 63.2 concerning the notification of laws and regulations
33. The representative of Korea said that most obligations under the Agreement would not apply until 1 January 1996 at the earliest, so that there was sufficient time to consider the various notification issues in combination with the issue of cooperation with WIPO. The issue of the implementation of the notification requirement contained in Article 63.2 was closely related to the question of cooperation with WIPO. He noted that there were apparent differences between the notification procedures in WIPO and the notification procedures provided for in the TRIPS Agreement. While the WIPO system placed emphasis on the provision of a database for on-going reference, the purpose of the notification system under the TRIPS Agreement was to facilitate the monitoring of the implementation of its provisions. Consequently, a harmonized system or common register needed to be developed for the collection and handling of data in the most effective manner. His delegation hoped that a cooperative mechanism between the WTO and WIPO, if established, would pursue this matter as a priority issue. He also supported the suggestion for further informal consultations on the matter.