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TRIPS ISSUES: GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

Papers circulated in the negotiations

The intellectual property negotiations (officially, “Special Sessions” of the TRIPS Council) are about creating a multilateral register for wines and spirits geographical indications — explanation here.

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List of documents of the negotiations (Special Session of the TRIPS Council) 

> Minutes of the TRIPS Council Special Session

2007-

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Communication from

Title

Distribution date

TN/IP/20

Chairman

Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Darlington Mwape (Zambia) to the Trade Negotiations Committee

22 March 2010

TN/IP/19

Chairman

Report by the Chairman, Ambassador C. Trevor Clarke (Barbados)

25 November 2009

TN/C/W/52
TN/C/W/52/Add.1
TN/C/W/52/Add.2 and
TN/C/W/52/Add.3

Albania, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, the European Communities, Iceland, India, Indonesia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Liechtenstein, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Pakistan, Peru, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the ACP Group and the African Group + Croatia + Georgia + Moldova

Draft Modalities for TRIPS Related Issues

19 July 2008,
24 July 2008,
25 July 2008,
29 July 2008

TN/IP/W/10/Rev.2

Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Chinese Taipei, South Africa, US

Decision on the Establishment of a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits

24 July 2008

TN/IP/W/10/Rev.1

Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Chinese Taipei, US

Proposed Draft TRIPS Council Decision on the Establishment of a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits

14 July 2008

TN/IP/18

Chairman

Report by the Chairman

9 June 2008

TN/IP/17

Chairman

Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Manzoor Ahmad, to the Trade Negotiations Committee

23 July 2007

TN/IP/W/12/Add.1 and
TN/IP/W/12/Add.1/Corr.1

Secretariat Side-by-Side Presentation of Proposals (and corrigendum) 4 May 2007 and 10 May 2007

  

2003-2006
Since chairman’s report, 4 July 2003 (see below)

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Communication from

Title

Distribution date

TN/IP/16

Chairman Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Manzoor Ahmad, to the Trade Negotiations Committee 26 July 2006

TN/IP/15

Chairman Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Manzoor Ahmad, to the Trade Negotiations Committee 24 March 2006

TN/IP/14

Chairman

Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Manzoor Ahmad, to the Trade Negotiations Committee (including recommendation for the Hong Kong Ministerial Conference)

23 November 2005

TN/IP/W/12

Secretariat

Side-by-Side Presentation of Proposals

14 September 2005

TN/IP/13

Chairman Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Manzoor Ahmad, to the Trade Negotiations Committee 20 July 2005

TN/IP/W/11 (also
WT/GC/W/547 and
TN/C/W/26)

European Communities Geographical indications 14 June 2005

TN/IP/W/10,
TN/IP/W/10/Add.1,
TN/IP/W/10/Add.2 and
TN/IP/W/10/Add.3

Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, Chinese Taipei and the US + Paraguay + Costa Rica + Nicaragua Proposed Draft TRIPS Council Decision on the Establishment of a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits 1 April 2005,
18 November 2005,
7 April 2006,
20 April 2006

TN/IP/W/4/Add.1/Rev.1

Secretariat The WTO Central Registry Of Notifications (CRN) 16 February 2005

TN/IP/9

Chairman

Eighth Special Session of the Council for TRIPS
Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Manzoor Ahmad, to the Trade Negotiations Committee

14 April 2004

TN/IP/W/9 and
TN/IP/W/9/Add.1

Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, New Zealand and the United States + Chinese Taipei

Joint proposal for a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits

13 April 2004 and
4 June 2004

TN/IP/8

Chairman

Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Eui-yong Chung, to the Trade Negotiations Committee

4 July 2003

1997-2003
From “Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Eui-yong Chung, to the Trade Negotiations Committee”, TN/IP/8, 4 July 2003
 

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Communication from

Title

Distribution date

TN/IP/7

Chairman

Seventh Special Session of the Council for TRIPS
Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Eui-yong Chung, to the Trade Negotiations Committee

4 July 2003

TN/IP/W/7/Rev.1/ Corr.1

Secretariat

Corrigendum

20 June 2003

JOB(03)/123

European Communities

Non-paper Ś Legal Effects

25 June 2003

TN/IP/W/7/Rev.1

Secretariat

Discussions on the Establishment of a Multilateral System of Notification And Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines And Spirits:áCompilation of Issues and Points

23 May 2003

TN/IP/6

Chairman

Sixth Special Session of the Council for TRIPS
Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Eui-yong Chung, to the Trade Negotiations Committee

5 May 2003

JOB(03)/75

Chairman

Draft Text of Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits

16 April 2003

TN/IP/W/8

Hong Kong, China

Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications Under Article 23.4 of the TRIPS Agreement

23 April 2003

JOB(03)/76

European Communities

Traditional Expressions

23 April 2003

JOB(03)/75

Chairman

Draft Text of Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits

16 April 2003

JOB(03)/60

Chairman

Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits:áPossible Elements/Options

20 March 2003

JOB(03)/51

Australia

Traditional Expressions

6 March 2003

TN/IP/5

Chairman

Fifth Special Session of the Council for TRIPS
Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Eui-yong Chung, to the Trade Negotiations Committee

28 February 2003

TN/IP/W/7

Secretariat

Discussions on the Establishment of a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits:áCompilation of Issues and Points

18 February 2003

 
2002  back to top

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Communication from

Title

Distribution date

TN/IP/4

Chairman

Fourth Special Session of the Council for TRIPS
Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Eui-yong Chung, to the Trade Negotiations Committee

4 December 2002

TN/IP/W/4/Add.1

Secretariat

The WTO Central Registry Of Notifications (CRN)

27 November 2002

TN/IP/W/6

Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand and the United States

Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines (and Spirits)

29 October 2002

TN/IP/W/5

Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Namibia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Chinese Taipei and the United States

Proposal for a Multilateral System for Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits Based on Article 23.4 of the TRIPS Agreement

23 October 2002

TN/IP/3

Chairman

Third Special Session of the Council for TRIPS
Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Eui-yong Chung, to the Trade Negotiations Committee

30 September 2002

TN/IP/W/4

Secretariat

The WTO Central Registry Of Notifications (CRN)

18 September 2002

JOB(02)/94

Australia

Intervention Made by the Delegation of Australia at the Special Session of 28 June 2002

26 July 2002

TN/IP/2

Chairman

Second Special Session of the Council for TRIPS
Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Eui-yong Chung, to the Trade Negotiations Committee

9 July 2002

TN/IP/W/3

Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, the European Communities and their member States, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Nigeria, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and Turkey [1]

Negotiations Relating to the Establishment of a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications

24 June 2002

JOB(02)/70

The European Communities and their member States

Negotiations Relating to the Establishment of a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications — Issues for Discussion at the Special Session of the TRIPS Council of 28 June 2002 — Informal Note

24 June 2002

JOB(02)/49

Chairperson

List of Points and Issues for Discussion at the June 2002 Meeting

4 June 2002

JOB(02)/44

The European Communities and their member States

How to Achieve a Focused and Structured Agenda to Negotiate the Establishment of a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration

28 May 2002

TN/IP/1

Chairman

First Special Session of the Council for TRIPS
Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Eui-yong Chung, to the Trade Negotiations Committee

12 April 2002

TN/IP/W/2

United States

Issues for Discussion in the Negotiation Under Article 23.4

10 April 2002

TN/IP/W/1

United States

Questions and Answers — Comparison of IP/C/W/107/Rev.1 (“EC Proposal”), IP/C/W/133/Rev.1 (“Joint Proposal”), IP/C/W/255 (“Proposal by Hungary”)

9 April 2002

[1] For Estonia see document TN/IP/M/2, para. 21.

  
2001  back to top

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IP/C/M/33

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 19-20 September 2001

2 November 2001

IP/C/M/32

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 18-22 June 2001

23 August 2001

IP/C/M/30

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 2-5 April 2001

1 June 2001

IP/C/W/259

The European Communities and their member States

Establishment of a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications Under Article 23.4 of the TRIPS Agreement — Comparative Table of the Main Proposals Submitted to Date

31 May 2001

IP/C/W/260

The European Communities and their member States

Establishment of a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications under Article 23.4 of the TRIPS Agreement — Comments on the Proposal Jointly Submitted by Canada, Chile, Japan and the United States (IP/C/W/133/Rev.1)

30 May 2001

IP/C/W/255

Hungary

Incorporation of Elements Raised by Hungary in IP/C/W/234 into the Proposal by the European Communities and their member States on the Establishment of a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications

3 May 2001

IP/C/M/29

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 27-30 November and 6 December 2000

6 March 2001

 
2000  back to top

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Distribution date

IP/C/W/234

Hungary

Opposition/Challenge Procedure in the Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications

11 December 2000

IP/C/M/28

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 21-22 September 2000

23 November 2000

IP/C/M/27

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 26-29 June 2000

14 August 2000

IP/C/W/189

New Zealand

New Zealand’s System of Protection for Geographical Indications and the Multilateral Notification and Registration System for Geographical Indications Under Article 23.4 of the TRIPS Agreement

22 June 2000

IP/C/W/107/Rev.1

The European Communities and their member States

Implementation of Article 23.4 of the TRIPS Agreement Relating to the Establishment of a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications Revision

22 June 2000

IP/C/M/26

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 21 March 2000

24 May 2000

 
1999  back to top

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Distribution date

IP/C/M/25

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 20-21 October 1999

22 December 1999

IP/C/M/24

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 7-8 July 1999

17 August 1999

IP/C/W/133/Rev.1

Canada, Chile, Japan and the United States

Proposal for a Multilateral System for Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits Based on Article 23.4 of the TRIPS Agreement

26 July 1999

IP/C/M/23

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 21-22 April 1999

2 June 1999

IP/C/M/22

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 17 February 1999

9 April 1999

IP/C/W/134

United States

Suggested Method for Domestic Recognition of Geographical Indications for WTO Members to Produce a List of Nationally-protected Geographical Indications

11 March 1999

IP/C/W/133

Japan and the United States

Proposal for a Multilateral System for Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits Based on Article 23.4 of the TRIPS Agreement

11 March 1999

IP/C/M/21

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 1-2 December 1998

22 January 1999

 
1998  back to top

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Distribution date

IP/C/M/20

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 17 September 1998

15 October 1998

IP/C/M/19

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 16 July 1998

5 August 1998

IP/C/W/107

The European Communities and their member States

Proposal for a Multilateral Register of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits Based on Article 23.4 of the TRIPS Agreement — Establishment of the Register and Registration Procedure

28 July 1998

IP/C/M/18

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 12 May 1998

11 June 1998

IP/C/M/17

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 24 February 1998

23 March 1998

 
1997  back to top

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IP/C/M/16

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 17-21 November 1997

5 December 1997

IP/C/W/85

Secretariat

Overview of Existing International  Notification and Registration Systems for Geographical Indications Relating to Wines And Spirits

17 November 1997

IP/C/M/15

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 19 September 1997

15 October 1997

IP/C/M/14

Secretariat

Minutes of the Meeting of 15 July 1997

15 August 1997