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Article 27.3(b) | Public Health | Traditional Knowledge | Geographical Indications | Convention on Biological Diversity | Technology Transfer | Article 71.1 | Non-violation | International Organisations

Geographical Indications

Country:

Australia 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights  

Content /
Proposals:

Considerations on the nature and purpose of geographical indication protection in national laws, with reference to the objectives of the TRIPS Agreement. 1. Introduction: trade background. 2. Interests to be served by GI protection. 3. GI protection. 4. Exceptions to GI protection. 5. Options for GI protection. 6. Balancing the interests. 7. Questions concerning specific TRIPS provisions. 

 

Date:

19 Oct 2000 

Reference:

IP/C/W/211

 

Countries:

Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Iceland, India, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Pakistan, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and Turkey 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Revision 

Content /
Proposals:

Work on issues relevant to the protection of geographical indications. Implementation of article 24.1 - Extension of additional protection for geographical indications to products other than wines and spirits. Introduction and objective. Section 3 of Part II of the TRIPS Agreement. The TRIPS built-in agenda on geographical indications. The possible procedure for the negotiations on the built-in agenda elements. 

 

Date:

2 Oct 2000 

Reference:

IP/C/W/204/Rev.1

 

Countries:

Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Iceland, India, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Pakistan, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and Turkey 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights 

Content /
Proposals:

Work on issues relevant to the protection of geographical indications. Implementation of article 24.1 - Extension of additional protection for geographical indications to products other than wines and spirits. 

 

Date:

18 Sep 2000 

Reference:

IP/C/W/204

 

Countries:

New Zealand 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights 

Content /
Proposals:

Geographical indications and the article 24.2 review. Article 22 - Protection for geographical indications. Article 23 - Additional protection for geographical indications for wines and spirits. Article 24.1 - Increasing the protection of Article 23 geographical indications. 

 

Date:

18 Sep 2000 

Reference:

IP/C/W/205

 

Countries:

Kenya on behalf of the African Group 

Title:

General Council - Preparations for the 1999 Ministerial Conference - The TRIPS Agreement 

Content /
Proposals:

Noting that the Singapore Ministerial accepted the inclusion of spirits within the scope of negociations under Article 23.4, it recommends that negotiations under Article 23.4 be extended to other product groups (viz. handicrafts and agri-food products). 

 

Date:

6 Aug 1999 

Reference:

WT/GC/W/302

 

Country:

Turkey 

Title:

General Council - Preparations for the 1999 Ministerial Conference - Agreement on TRIPS Extension of the Additional Protection for Geographical Indications to Other Products 

Content /
Proposals:

Recognising that GI-extension would play an important role for the development of local producers and industries concerned, recommends that the General Council submit a recommendation to the 3rd Ministerial to extend the coverage of Article 23 to products other than wines and spirits. 

 

Date:

13 Jul 1999 

Reference:

WT/GC/W/249

 

Country:

India

Title:

General Council - Preparation for the 1999 Ministerial Conference - Proposals Regarding the TRIPS Agreement in terms of Paragraph 9(a)(i) of the Geneva Ministerial Declaration 

Content /
Proposals:

Additional protection under Article 23 be extended to products other than wines and spirits.  

 

Date:

2 Jul 1999 

Reference:

WT/GC/W/225

 

Countries:

Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Honduras and India 

Title:

General Council - Preparations for the 1999 Ministerial Conference - Agreements on TRIPS, Proposal Regarding Extension of Protection of Geographical Indications under Paragraph 9(a)(i) of the Geneva Ministerial Declaration 

Content /
Proposals:

General recommendation that additional protection be extended to products other than wines and spirits. 

 

Date:

17 Jun 1999 

Reference:

WT/GC/W/208

 

Country:

Czech Republic  

Title:

General Council - Preparations for the 1999 Ministerial Conference - Agreements on TRIPS - Extension of the Additional Protection for Geographical Indications to Other Products 

Content /
Proposals:

Work on expanding the scope of Article 23 should continue and be completed within a given time-period.

 

Date:

14 Jun 1999 

Reference:

WT/GC/W/206 

 
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