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Organisation:

Note by the WTO Secretariat 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - WTO Secretariat Technical Cooperation in the TRIPS Area  

Content /
Proposals:

This document updates the information on the WTO Secretariat's technical cooperation activities in regard to TRIPS matters contained in document IP/C/W/304, dated 12 September 2001. It covers the period from 1 September 2001 to 13 September 2002. It focuses on the Secretariat's technical cooperation activities that specifically relate to intellectual property. This document updates the information on the WTO Secretariat's technical cooperation activities in regard to TRIPS matters contained in document IP/C/W/304, dated 12 September 2001. It covers the period from 1 September 2001 to 13 September 2002. It focuses on the Secretariat's technical cooperation activities that specifically relate to intellectual property.  

 

Date:

12 Sep 2002 

Reference:

IP/C/W/375  

 

Organisation:

Note by the WTO Secretariat 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - The Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Folklore - Summary of Issues Raised and Points Made 

Content /
Proposals:

Summary of issues raised by delegations in the Council for TRIPS in regard to the protection of traditional knowledge and folklore.  

 

Date:

8 Aug 2002 

Reference:

IP/C/W/370  

 

Organisation:

Note by the WTO Secretariat 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Review of the Provisions of Article 27.3(b) - Summary of Issues Raised and Points Made  

Content /
Proposals:

Summary of issues raised and points made by delegations in the Council for TRIPS in regard to the review of the provisions of Article 27.3(b).  

 

Date:

8 Aug 2002

Reference:

IP/C/W/369  

 

Organisation:

Note by the WTO Secretariat 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - The Relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity - Summary of Issues Raised and Points Made  

Content /
Proposals:

Summary of issues raised and points made by delegations in the Council for TRIPS in regard to the relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity.  

 

Date:

8 Aug 2002 

Reference:

IP/C/W/368  

 

Organisation:

Note by the WTO Secretariat 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Proposals on Paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health: Thematic Compilation  

Content /
Proposals:

I. Measures to facilitate exports to members with insufficient manufacturing capacities. II Measures to facilitate production under compulsory licences in countries with presently insufficient manufacturing capacity.  

 

Date:

11 Jul 2002 

Reference:

IP/C/W/363  

 

Organisation:

WIPO 

Title:

Committee on Trade and Environment - The WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore - First Session, Geneva, 30 April - 3 May 2001 - Submission by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 

Content /
Proposals:

I. Introduction. II. The Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore. III. Conclusions. 

 

Date:

21 Jun 2001 

Reference:

IP/C/W/297 

 

Organisation:

UPOV 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Review of the Provisions of Article 27.3(b), Relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity and Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Folklore - Information from Intergovernmental Organizations - International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) - Addendum 

Content /
Proposals:

Updated information from the secretariat of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) on their activities in relation to provisions of Article 27.3(b), the relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity and protection of traditional knowledge and folklore. 

 

Date:

11 Jun 2002 

Reference:

IP/C/W/347/Add.3  

 

Organisation:

UNCTAD 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Review of the Provisions of Article 27.3(b), Relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) - Addendum 

Content /
Proposals:

Updated information from the secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on their activities in relation to provisions of Article 27.3(b), the relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity and protection of traditional knowledge and folklore. 

 

Date:

10 Jun 2002 

Reference:

IP/C/W/347/Add.2

 

Organisation:

CBD 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Committee on Trade and Environment - Review of the Provisions of Article 27.3(b), Relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity and Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Folklore - Information from Intergovernmental Organizations - Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - Addendum 

Content /
Proposals:

Updated information from the secretariat from the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on their activities in relation to provisions of Article 27.3(b), the relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity and protection of traditional knowledge and folklore.     

 

Date:

10 Jun 2002 

Reference:

IP/C/W/347/Add.1  

 

Organisation:

FAO 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Review of the Provisions of Article 27.3(b), Relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity and Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Folklore - Information from Intergovernmental Organizations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 

Content /
Proposals:

Updated information from the secretariat of the FAO on their activities in relation to provisions of Article 27.3(b), the relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity and protection of traditional knowledge and folklore.

 

Date:

7 Jun 2002 

Reference:

IP/C/W/347  

 

Organisation:

WIPO 

Title:

Committee on Trade and Environment - Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Statement by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on Intellectual Property, Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge 

Content /
Proposals:

Summary of activities undertaken by WIPO on intellectual property in relation to biological diversity and traditional knowledge. 

 

Date:

6 Jun 2001 

Reference:

IP/C/W/242

 

Organisation:

WIPO 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Document prepared by the International Bureau of WIPO for the Meeting on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, which took place on 17 and 18 April 2000 in Geneva - Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources - An Overview 

Content /
Proposals:

Genesis of WIPO Meeting on Intellectual Property and Genetic resources. Delegation of Colombia proposed the introduction of a new article in the draft Patent Law Treaty, as follows: 1. All industrial property protection shall guarantee the protection of the country's biological and genetic heritage. Consequently, the grant of patents or registrations that relate to elements of that heritage shall be subject to their having been acquired legally. 2. Every document shall specify the registration number of the contract affording access to genetic resources and a copy thereof where the products or processes for which protection is sought have been manufactured or developed from genetic resources, or products thereof, of which one of the member countries is the country of origin." (see document SCP/3/10). Standing Committee on the LAw of Patents (SCP) issued invitation to Internationa lBureau to include on Agenda of Working Group on Biotechnological Inventions, to be convened in November of 1999 at WIPO, the ssue of protection of biological and genetic resources. II. The Protection fo traditional knowledge and its relationship with the international treaties on intellectual property. III. Access to and Transfer of Technology in the Context of Access to Genetic Resources and their Relationship with the International Treaties on Intellectual Property IV. Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing and their Relationship with the International Treaties on Intellectual Property V. Scientific and Technical Cooperation in the Preservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and its Relationship with the International Treaties on Intellectual Property.

 

Date:

18 Oct 2000 

Reference:

IP/C/W/218  

 

Organisation:

WIPO 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Document Prepared by the International Bureau of WIPO for the Roundtable on Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge which Took Place on 1 and 2 November 1999 in Geneva - Protection of Traditional Knowledge: A Global Intellectual Property Issue  

Content /
Proposals:

Details WIPO's activities in the protection of traditional knowledge (TK). Focus on "expressions of folklore" and "indigenous knowledge". 

 

Date:

18 Oct 2000 

Reference:

IP/C/W/217  

 

Organisation:

Note by the WTO Secretariat 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - The Convention on Biological Diversity and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights 

Content /
Proposals:

I. The Convention on Biological Diversity. A. Introduction. B. IPR-related provisions of the Biodiversity Convention. (a) Conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. (b) Sharing benefits from genetic resources. (c) Access to and transfer of technology. (d) Traditional and indigenous knowledge. (e) Clearing-house mechanism. (f) Relationship with other international agreements. II. The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. A. Introduction. B. Provisions of the TRIPS Agreement which are relevant to matters raised in the Biodiversity Convention. (a) Promotion of, access to and transfer of technology. (b) Technology that may adversely affect the environment. (c) Patentability of genetic material and life forms. (d) Traditional and indigenous knowledge. (e) Council for TRIPS.  

 

Date:

3 Oct 2000 

Reference:

IP/C/W/216  

 

Organisation:

Background Note by the WTO Secretariat 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - The Relationship Between the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Agreement on the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS); With a Focus on Article 27.3(B)

Content /
Proposals:

Plant variety protection - Relevant international instruments. Information provided to the TRIPS Council on the Implementation of Article 27.3(B). Country studies on sui generis systems based on the UPOV model. Legislation enacted to give effect to the CBD. Annex 1: Synoptic table of plant variety protection systems. 

 

Date:

11 May 2000 

Reference:

IP/C/W/175

 

Organisation:

UPOV 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Review of the Provisions of Article 27.3.b - Information from Intergovernmental Organizations 

Content /
Proposals:

Factual information concerning the UPOV Convention supplied pursuant to a request of the Council for TRIPS. Appendix 1: States party to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants. Appendix 2: To factual information concerning UPOV Convention supplied pursuant to a request of the Council for TRIPS: Act of 1978 - International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants of December 2, 1961, as Revised at Geneva on November 10, 1972, and on October 23, 1978. Appendix 3: 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention: List of Articles. 

 

Date:

17 Feb 1999 

Reference:

IP/C/W/130  

 

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