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Ambassador W. Armstrong (New Zealand)
J.i Protocol of Accession of Ecuador
65. The representatives of Colombia, Venezuela and Cuba supported Ecuador. A careful reading of Ecuador's Protocol of Accession led to the conclusion that Ecuador had not given up its right to invoke Article 65.2 of the TRIPS Agreement. The objective of the transitional arrangements in that Article was to allow developing countries sufficient time to adapt their national laws to the provisions of the TRIPS Agreement and in this way make sure that the Agreement was properly applied. This was precisely the situation in which Ecuador found itself, in particular since it had common laws on intellectual property with the other Andean Group countries.