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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:INFORMATION

Documentation used in technical cooperation activities of the WTO’s Intellectual Property Division

This page gives access to the full range of documents and materials regularly used in the WTO’s technical assistance activities relating to intellectual property and the TRIPS Agreement. Tailored packages may be prepared for specific technical assistance activities, but this material provides the basis for many activities conducted by the WTO and in cooperation with other technical assistance partners. Hard copies of these materials are available on request from the Secretariat, at ipd@wto.org.

 

 

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I. TRIPS Legal texts and the Conventions Referred to in it

II. The Doha Development Agenda back to top

  • Doha Ministerial Declaration — Adopted on 14 November 2001 (WT/MIN(01)/DEC/1)
  • Compilation of Outstanding Implementation Issues Raised by Members (JOB(01)/152/Rev.1)
  • Doha Work Programme — Decision Adopted by the General Council on 1 August 2004 (WT/L/579)
  • Doha Work Programme — Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration — Adopted on 18 December 2005 (WT/MIN(05)/DEC)

III. TRIPS and Public Health back to top

IV. Review of TRIPS Article 27.3(b); Relationship Between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity; Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Folklore back to top

  • Review of the Provisions of Article 27.3(b) — Illustrative List of Questions — Prepared by the Secretariat (IP/C/W/273/Rev.1)
  • The Relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity — Summary of Issues Raised and Points Made — Note by the Secretariat (IP/C/W/368/Rev.1 and Corr.1)
  • Review of the Provisions of Article 27.3(b) — Summary of Issues Raised and Points Made — Prepared by the Secretariat (IP/C/W/369/Rev.1)
  • The Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Folklore — Summary of Issues Raised and Points Made — Note by the Secretariat (IP/C/W/370/Rev.1)
  • Issues Related to the Extension of the Protection of Geographical Indications Provided for in Article 23 of the TRIPS Agreement to Products Other than Wines and Spirits and Those Related to the Relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity — Report by the Director-General (WT/GC/W/591 — TN/C/W/50); (WT/GC/W/633 — TN/C/W/61)

V. Geographical Indications back to top

1. Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits

  • Side-by-Side Presentation of Proposals — Note by the Secretariat — Addendum — Compilation of Points Raised and Views Expressed on the Proposals (TN/IP/W/12/Add.1 and TN/IP/W/12/Corr.1)
  • Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications under Article 23.4 of the TRIPS Agreement — Communication from Hong Kong, China (TN/IP/W/8)
  • Proposed Draft TRIPS Council Decision on the Establishment of a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits — Submission by Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Paraguay, South Africa, Chinese Taipei and the United States (TN/IP/W/10/Rev.4)
  • Draft Modalities for TRIPS-Related Issues — Communication from Albania, Brazil, China, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, the European Communities, Georgia, Iceland, India, Indonesia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Liechtenstein, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Pakistan, Peru, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the ACP Group and the African Group (TN/C/W/52 and Add.1, Add.2, Add.3)
  • Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits — Report by the Chairman (TN/IP/21)
2. “Extension”
  • Issues Related to the Extension of Geographical Indications Provided for in Article 23 of the TRIPS Agreement to Products Other than Wines and Spirits — Compilation of Issues Raised and Views Expressed — Note by the Secretariat (WT/GC/W/546 — TN/C/W/25)
  • Issues Related to the Extension of the Protection of Geographical Indications Provided for in Article 23 of the TRIPS Agreement to Products Other than Wines and Spirits and those Related to the Relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity — Report by the Director-General (WT/GC/W/591 — TN/C/W/50); (WT/GC/W/633 — TN/C/W/61)
3. Article 24.2 Review
  • Review under Article 24.2 of the Application of the Provisions of the Section of the TRIPS Agreement on Geographical Indications — Summary of the Responses to the Checklist of Questions (IP/C/13 and Add.1) — Note by the Secretariat (IP/C/W/253/Rev.1)

VI. Dispute Settlement back to top

VII. Least Developed Country Members back to top

1. Extension of Transition Period
  • Extension of the Transition Period under Article 66.1 of the TRIPS Agreement for Least-Developed Country Members — Decision of the Council for TRIPS of 11 June 2013(IP/C/64)

2. Needs Assessment

3. Technology Transfer for LDC Members
  • Implementation of Article 66.2 of the TRIPS Agreement — Decision of the Council for TRIPS of 19 February 2003 (IP/C/28)

VIII. Other Issues back to top

1. E-Commerce

  • The Work Programme on Electronic Commerce — Background Notes by the Secretariat (IP/C/W/128 and Add.1)
  • Work Programme on Electronic Commerce — Decision of
    17 December 2011(WT/L/843)
2. Notifications
  • Timeliness and Completeness of Notifications and other Information Flows — Note by the Secretariat (IP/C/W/543)
3. TRIPS and Climate Change

4. WTO Accessions

  • Technical Note on the Accession Process — Information to be Provided on Implementation of the TRIPS Agreement (WT/ACC/9 and WT/ACC/9/Corr.1)

5. Miscellaneous

 

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