Compte rendu ‒ Conseil des ADPIC ‒ Afficher les détails de l'intervention/la déclaration

Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
D Implementation of Article 65.5
46. The representative of Paraguay agreed with the United States that the presumption should be that no delegation had the intention of diminishing protection of intellectual property at this time. Article 65.5 neither explicitly nor implicitly imposed an obligation to notify changes in legislation. Additional notification requirements should not be sought. He informed the Council of the fact that his country had already started, with the cooperation of WIPO, the preparation of legislation in line with the obligations under the TRIPS Agreement. Once legislation would have been enacted, a copy of it would of course be communicated to WIPO. His country did not wish to relinquish any of the rights it enjoyed under the TRIPS Agreement and would use the transitional period to which it was entitled under that Agreement.