The event will be opened by WTO Deputy Director-General Xiaozhun Yi and will begin with personal reflections by the first and current chairpersons of the TRIPS Council. The morning sessions of the virtual event will track different aspects of the implementation and operation of the TRIPS Agreement since its inception. The session can be followed here.
The afternoon sessions will then provide a current view on TRIPS and the multilateral intellectual property (IP) system in the broad fields of development, digitization and new technologies. Follow it here.
A forward-looking round table on “TRIPS 2.0? The TRIPS Agreement as a framework for development in the knowledge economy” will close the event, that will be live streamed on the WTO YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/WTO
The programme of the TRIPS@25 Virtual Symposium is available here.
The full series of events scheduled to commemorate TRIPS@25 is available here.