WTO Doha Development Agenda; talks on Geographical Indications and TRIPS amendments to include ‘disclosure’

http://www.ip-watch.org/weblog/index.php?p=1167
See the ip-watch.org write up on Intellectual property issues that are being discussed this week at WTO meetings in Geneva.   There is pressure (particularly from EU) for progress on GI matters.  The 3 intellectual property topics on the table are: 1) the creation of a GI register on wines and spirits 2) GI extension (to other products) and 3) amendment of TRIPS to bring it in line with obligations under the CBD, namely disclosure of origin of genetic resources, evidence of PIC and benefit-sharing.  The article linked above discusses some of the reactions to those present about progress (…or lack of).  Visit the following WTO links for more info: The WTO July meeting briefing notes on Intellectual Property: http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dda_e/meet08_brief05_e.htm And, for agriculture: http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dda_e/meet08_brief01_e.htm

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One response to “WTO Doha Development Agenda; talks on Geographical Indications and TRIPS amendments to include ‘disclosure’

  1. News is just breaking that the talks have collapsed. I will update once an official announcement has been made.

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