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

Ambassador István Major (Hungary)
D.v.a Review of the legislation of Ecuador, Mongolia and Panama
29. The representative of Ecuador said that, in connection with the notification of replies to the Checklist of Issues on Enforcement and in keeping with Article 63.2 of the Agreement, Ecuador had stated in the Council's meeting on 24 February 1998, that it would participate in the review planned for the meeting of 1 and 2 December 1998, in order to enable a review of its new legal structure provided by the new law on intellectual property which had been promulgated in May 1998. Ecuador had therefore notified all its legislation on intellectual property, including the recent law. However, under the Constitution, the law required a regulation for its application, to be issued by the President of the Republic. The constitutional procedure for the preparation of this regulation was running and, along with it, the formulation of important legal elements which related to precisely enforcement. This fact, together with the approval of recent reforms to the Constitution of Ecuador had so far prevented his delegation submitting replies to the Checklist. He said that his delegation hoped to provide these replies as soon as possible. He said that the Council must evaluate these considerations in order to promote the beneficial application of the review and that it must take into account the efforts of Ecuador to bring its legislation into compliance with the TRIPS Agreement in a relatively short period of time. He said that it was difficult to say when his delegation could provide the replies to the Checklist but he would like to believe that it could do so before the meeting in December