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Work of the TRIPS Council

The Council for TRIPS is the body, open to all members of the WTO, that is responsible for adminstering the TRIPS Agreement, in particular monitoring the operation of the Agreement (Article 68). The current chair is

Click for Doha Development Agenda gatewayThe TRIPS Council also meets in “special sessions”. These are for negotiations on a multilateral system for notifying and registering geographical indications for wines and spirits, under the Doha Development Agenda. The current chair is

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General documents of the TRIPS Council  use the code IP/C/*, special sessions documents use the code TN/IP/* (where * takes additional values)
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  • Annual reports of the TRIPS Council to the General Council (searches for document code IP/C/* and keyword "report")    > search
  • Minutes of the meetings of the TRIPS Council (Document code IP/C/M/*)    > search
  • Working documents of the TRIPS Council (Document code IP/C/W/*)    > search
  • Decisions of the TRIPS Council (Document code varies)    > search
  • “Special sessions” (negotiations on a multilateral register for geographical indications for wines and spirits) (Document code TN/IP/*)    > search

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 Regular Meetings of the  TRIPS Council



 Special Session of   the TRIPS Council