This week in review … WTO Members call for continuing talks on TRIPS

21 10 2008

WTO Members Call for More TRIPS Talks; Director Post May Open Up

IP Watch, 14 October 2008

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: At the WTO General Council meeting held on 14 October 2008, many members offered support for continuing talks related to the WTO Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). The next TRIPS Council meeting is on 28-29 October 2008. The TRIPS Council agenda typically includes a review of TRIPS Article 27.3(b) on the patenting of life forms, and a proposal to amend TRIPS to require disclosure of the origin of genetic resources and related traditional knowledge in patent applications (related to the committee’s examination of the relationship of TRIPS to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity). Read the article …



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