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Geographical Indications For documents submitted in 1999 and 2000

Country:

Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Manzoor Ahmad, to the Trade Negotiations Committee

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Special Session

Content /
Proposals:

A report on the negotiations on the establishment of a multilateral system of notification and registration of geographical indications for wines and spirits

 

Date:

23 November 2005

Reference:

  TN/IP/14

 

Countries:

Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Manzoor Ahmad, to the Trade Negotiations Committee

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Special Session

 

Content /
Proposals:

Report by the Chairman on the Special Session of the Council for TRIPS , the formal meetings and informal consultations, on its negotiations on the establishment of a multilateral system of notification and registration of geographical indications for wines and spirits, as mandated by the first sentence of paragraph 18 of the Doha Declaration.

 

Date:

20 July 2005

Reference:

TN/IP/W/13 

 

Countries:

Prepared by the Secretariat

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, Special Session

Content /
Proposals:

This document sets out, side-by-side, the three proposals that have been submitted in written form to the Special Session of the Council for TRIPS for a multilateral system of notification and registration of geographical indications for wines and spirits: Hong Kong, China's proposal for an "Alternative Model for a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications Established under Article 23.4 of the TRIPS Agreement", contained in Annex A of TN/IP/W/8; the "Proposed Draft TRIPS Council Decision on the Establishment of the Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits", proposed by Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Chinese Taipei and the United States, contained in TN/IP/W/10; and the European Communities' proposal for a "Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications", contained in the Annex set out in TN/IP/W/11.

 

Date:

14 September 2005

Reference:

TN/IP/W/12

 

Countries:

European Communities

Title:

Trade Negotiations Committee Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, Special Session

Content /
Proposals:

A proposal for amending Section 3 of the TRIPS Agreement with a view to extending the regime of protection today available for geographical indications on wines and spirits to geographical indications on all products ("extension"). In addition, a proposal for the inclusion of an annex to the TRIPS Agreement establishing a multilateral system of notification and registration of geographical indications (GIs).

 

Date:

14 June 2005

Reference:

TN/IP/W/11 

 

Countries:

Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, Chinese Taipei and the United States

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, Special Session

Content /
Proposals:

Proposed draft TRIPS Council decision on the establishment of a multilateral system of notification and registration of Geographical Indications for wines and spirits,

 

Date:

1 April 2005

Reference:

TN/IP/W/10

 

Countries:

Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Review under Article 24.2 of the Application of the Provisions of the Section of the TRIPS Agreement on Geographical Indications

Content /
Proposals:

The following communication, dated 10 June 2004, is being circulated at the request of the Delegation of the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu. I. Responses to the Questions in Document IP/C/13. II. Responses to the Questions in Document IP/C/13/add.1

 

Date:

16 June 2004

Reference:

IP/C/W/117/Add.30

 

Country:

Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Manzoor Ahmad, to the Trade Negotiations Committee

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Special Session - Eighth Special Session of the Council for TRIPS - Report by the Chairman

Content /
Proposals:

I. Status of work. II. Outstanding issues. III. Future work.

 

Date:

14 Apr 2004 

Reference:

TN/IP/9 

 

Countries:

Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, New Zealand and the United States

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Special Session - Joint Proposal for a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits

Content /
Proposals:

Proposal concerning registration of geographical indications.

 

Date:

13 Apr 2004 

Reference:

TN/IP/W/9 

 

Country:

Moldova

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Review under Article 24.2 of the Application of the Provisions of the Section of the TRIPS Agreement on Geographical Indications

Content /
Proposals:

Responses to the checklist of questions on geographical indications.

 

Date:

23 Jan 2004 

Reference:

IP/C/W/117/Add.29 

 

Country:

Uruguay

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Review under Article 24.2 of the Application of the Provisions of the Section of the TRIPS Agreement on Geographical Indications - Responses to the Checklist of Questions

Content /
Proposals:

Responses to the checklist of questions on geographical indications.

 

Date:

16 Sep 2003 

Reference:

IP/C/W/117/Add.28 

 

Country:

Special Session Minutes

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Special Session - Minutes of Meeting Held in the Centre William Rappard on 2 - 3 July 2003

Content /
Proposals:

A. Adoption of the Agenda. B. Observer status for intrgovernmental organizations. C. Negotiation of the establishment of a multilateral system of notification and registration of geographical indications for wines and spirits. D. Other business. Draft Chair's Report to the TNC. Future Work.

 

Date:

21 Aug 2003 

Reference:

TN/IP/M/7 

 

Country:

Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Eui-Yong Chung, to the Trade Negotiations Committee

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Special Session of the Council for TRIPS

Content /
Proposals:

I. Organization of the work. II. Outstanding issues. III. Future work. Annex: List of documents of the Special Session of the Council for TRIPS (1997-2003).

 

Date:

4 Jul 2003 

Reference:

TN/IP/8 

 

Country:

Report by the Chairman, Ambassador Eui-Yong Chung, to the Trade Negotiations Committee

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Special Session - Seventh Special Session of the Council for TRIPS

Content /
Proposals:

I. Status of work. II. Outstanding issues. III. Future work.

 

Date:

4 Jul 2003 

Reference:

TN/IP/7 

 

Countries:

European Union; Hong Kong, China

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Special Session - Minutes of Meeting - Held in the Centre William Rappard on 29 - 30 April 2003

Content /
Proposals:

A. Adoption of the Agenda. B. Observer status for intrgovernmental organizations. C. Negotiation of the establishment of a multilateral system of notification and registration of g eographical indications for wines and spirits. General comments. Communications by Members. Hong Kong, China proposal (TN/IP/W/8). Communication from the European Communities (JOB(03)/76) Chairperson's Draft Text (JOB(03)/75). Preamble. Paragraph 1: Participation. Paragraph 2: Notification. Paragraph 2.1: Substantive conditions. Paragraphs 2.2 - 2.3: Contents of the notification. Paragraphs 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6: Language of the notification; form of the notification; circulation to Members; publication of notification Paragraph 3: Registration. Paragraph 3.1: Options A and B. Paragraphs 3.2 - 3.3: Form of the Register and contents of registration. Paragraph 4: Legal Effects in Participating Members. Paragraph 5: Legal Effects in Non-Participating Members. Paragraph 6: Legal Effects in Least-Developed Country Members . Paragraph 7: Modifications of Notifications and Registrations. Paragraph 8: Withdrawals. Paragraph 9: Fees and Costs. Paragraph 10: Contact Point. Paragraphs 11- 15. D. Other Business.

 

Date:

1 Jul 2003 

Reference:

TN/IP/M/6 

 

Country:

Note by the Secretariat

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Special Session - Discussions on the Establishment of a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits: Compilation of Issues and Points - Revision

Content /
Proposals:

Introduction. General. I. Definition of the term "geographical indications" and eligibility of geographical indications for inclusion in the system. II. the purpose of the notification and registration system. III. What is meant by a "system of notification and registration". A. Procedures. 1. Notification. 2. Opposition. 3. Registration. 4. Updates and modifications. 5. Review/monitoring of the system. 6. Contact point at Members' level. B. Costs. 1. Costs to governments. 2. Costs to producers. 3. Costs to consumers. 4. Costs to the administering body. C. possible role of the secretariat. IV. Participation. Annex 1 - List of Documents of the Council for TRIPS (1997-2003). Annex 2 - Proposals from Delegations.

 

Date:

23 May 2003 

Reference:

TN/IP/W/7/Rev.1 

 

Country:

Background Note by the Secretariat

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - The Work Programme on Electronic Commerce

Content /
Proposals:

I. Introduction. II. Developments in the WTO. III. Standards of protection. IV. Enforcement and related matters. Annex: TRIPS Council documentation on electronic commerce.

 

Date:

15 May 2003 

Reference:

IP/C/W/128/Add.1 

 

Country:

Hong Kong, China

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Special Session - Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications under Article 23.4 of the TRIPS Agreement

Content /
Proposals:

I. Introduction. II. Purpose. III. Features and legal effect. A. Notification. B. Registration. C. Updating of the multilateral register. D. Effect of registration. E. Participation. F. Review. Annex A - Alternative Model for a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications Established Under Article 23.4 of the TRIPS Agreement. Annex B - Geographical Indications Registry for Wines and Spirits - Approximate Costing

 

Date:

23 April 2003 

Reference:

TN/IP/W/8 

 

Country:

Note by the Chairman

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Special Session - Draft Text of Mutilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits

Content /
Proposals:

This text was circulated by the Chairman on his own responsibility and without prejudice to the position of any delegation. Its purpose is to facilitate the final phase of the negotiations on this matter aimed at developing an instrument that can be agreed at the Fifth Session of the Ministerial Conference.

 

Date:

16 April 2003 

Reference:

JOB(03)/75 

 

Country:

United States

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Special Session

Content /
Proposals:

Issues for discussion in the negotiation under TRIPS Article 23.4.

 

Date:

10 April 2003 

Reference:

TN/IP/W/2 

 

Countries:

European Union, Hungary, United States

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Special Session

Content /
Proposals:

Questions and answers: Comparison of: "EC Proposal", "Joint Proposal" and "Proposal by Hungary".

 

Date:

9 April 2003 

Reference:

TN/IP/W/1 

 

Country:

Note by the Secretariat

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Special Session - Discussions on the Establishment of a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits: Compilation of Issues and Points 

Content /
Proposals:

Introduction. General. I. Definition of the term "geographical indications" and eligibility of geographical indications for inclusion in the system. II. the purpose of the notification and registration system. III. What is meant by a "system of notification and registration". A. procedures. 1. Notification. 2. Opposition. 3. Registration. 4. Updates and modifications. 5. Review/monitoring of the system. 6. Contact point at Members' level. B. costs. 1. Costs to governments. 2. Costs to producers. 3. Costs to consumers. 4. Costs to the administering body. C. possible role of the secretariat. IV. participation. Annex 1 - List of Documents of the Council for TRIPS (1997-2003). Annex 2 - Proposals from Delegations. 

 

Date:

18 Feb 2003 

Reference:

TN/IP/W/7 

 

Country:

Report

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Report of the Eighth Session of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (SCT) 

Content /
Proposals:

Report of the Eighth Session of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (SCT), held from 27 to 31 May 2002 

 

Date:

29 Jan 2003 

Reference:

IP/C/W/391 

 

Countries:

Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, New Zealand, Panama and the United States

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Review under Article 24.2 Australia's Application of the GIs Provisions of the TRIPS Agreement 

Content /
Proposals:

Proposal to the TRIPS Council on the extensoin of the protection of geographical indications to products other than wine and spirits. 

 

Date:

10 Dec 2002 

Reference:

IP/C/W/395 

 

Country:

Australia

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Review under Article 24.2 Australia's Application of the GIs Provisions of the TRIPS Agreement 

Content /
Proposals:

I. Introduction: The following notes provide a brief overview of the main features of Australia's domestic regime for the protection of geographical indications. Australia made a similar more detailed presentation in 1999 in response to a checklist circulated by the Secretariat (see IP/C/W/117/Add.19 of 9 July 1999). The aim of this document is to give an example of one national approach to the implementation of the TRIPS Agreement provisions dealing with geographical indications (GIs) (Articles 22 and 23). II. Geographical indications for all products. A. Trade practices act 1974. B. What can an aggrieved party do? C. Certification trademarks. III. Wine and spirit geographical indications. 

 

Date:

9 Dec 2002 

Reference:

IP/C/W/392 

 

Countries:

Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, New Zealand, Paraguay, the Philippines, Chinese Taipei and the United States

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Implications of Article 23 Extension  

Content /
Proposals:

Extension of Article 23 of the TRIPS Agreement to cover geographical indications for all goods. 

 

Date:

8 Nov 2002 

Reference:

IP/C/W/386

 

Countries:

Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand and the United States

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Special Session - Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines (and Spirits)  

Content /
Proposals:

Introduction: Nature and scope of Members' obligations in relation to geographical indications. A. Definition of the term "geographical indications" and eligibility of geographical indications for wines (and spirits) for inclusion in the system. B. The purpose of the notification and registration system for wines (and spirits). C. Participation in the multilateral system of notification and registration of geographical indications for wines (and spirits). D. Members' proposals. E. Final comments.

 

Date:

29 Oct 2002 

Reference:

TN/IP/W/6

 

Countries:

Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Namibia, New Zealand, Philippines, Chinese Taipei, and the United States

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Special Session - Proposal for a Multilateral System for Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits Based on Article 23.4 of the TRIPS Agreement  

Content /
Proposals:

With a view to achieving the Special Session Chair's suggested target date for submission of main proposals for the multilateral system for the notification and registration of geographical indications for wine and spirits eligible for protection in participating WTO Members' territories in accordance with Article 23.4 of the TRIPS Agreement (multilateral system), the Singapore Ministerial Declaration, and paragraph 18 of the Doha Declaration of November 2001 , Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Namibia, New Zealand, Philippines, Chinese Taipei, and the United States propose the following multilateral system. 

 

Date:

23 Oct 2002 

Reference:

TN/IP/W/5

 

Countries:

Note by the Secretariat

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Special Session - Multilateral Notification and Registration Systems

Content /
Proposals:

Factual background paper on existing international systems of notification and registration at the multilateral level. 

 

Date:

18 Sep 2002 

Reference:

TN/IP/W/4 

 

Countries:

Australia, Canada, Guatemala, New Zealand, Paraguay, Philippines, United States

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Implications of Article 23 Extension 

Content /
Proposals:

Conclusions after careful review of proposals aimed at extending Article 23 to geographical indications for goods other than wines and spirits. 

 

Date:

26 Jul 2002 

Reference:

IP/C/W/360 

 

Countries:

Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, the European Communities and their Member States, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Nigeria, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and Turkey

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Special Session  

Content /
Proposals:

Negotiations Relating to the Establishment of a Multilateral System of Notification and Registration of Geographical Indications.  

 

Date:

24 Jun 2002 

Reference:

TN/IP/W/3 

 

Countries:

Bulgaria, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, European Union, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, India, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Malta, Mauritius, Pakistan, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand and Turkey 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights  

Content /
Proposals:

I. Objective. II. Protecting all geographical indications equally. III. "extension": an analysis. A. Definition of geographical indications (Article 22.1 of the TRIPS Agreement). B. Extending the scope of Article 23.1 of the TRIPS Agreement. C. The relationship between trademarks and geographical indications (Article 22.3 and 23.2 of the TRIPS Agreement). D. Homonymous geographical indications (Article 22.4 and 23.3 of the TRIPS Agreement). E. Establishment of a multilateral system of notification and registration of geographical indications (Article 23.4 of the TRIPS Agreement). F. Flexibiliy, exceptions (Article 24 of the TRIPS Agreement). IV. Proposal.  

 

Date:

24 Jun 2002 

Reference:

IP/C/W/353 

 

Countries:

Bulgaria, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, India, Kenya, the Kyrgyz Republic, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Nigeria, Pakistan, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and Turkey 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights  

Content /
Proposals:

Extension of the protection of geographical indications for wines and spirits to geographical indications for other products. 

 

Date:

2 Oct 2001 

Reference:

IP/C/W/308/Rev.1 

 

Countries:

Bulgaria, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, India, Kenya, the Kyrgyz Republic, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Nigeria, Pakistan, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and Turkey 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights 

Content /
Proposals:

Extension of the protection of geographical indications for wines and spirits to geographical indications for other products. 

 

Date:

17 Sep 2001 

Reference:

IP/C/W/308

 

Countries:

Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Guatemala, New Zealand, Paraguay and US

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights  

Content /
Proposals:

Extension of the protection of geographical indications for wines and spirits to geographical indications for all products: potential costs and implications. 

 

Date:

29 Jun 2001 

Reference:

IP/C/W/289

 

Countries:

Bulgaria, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Iceland, India, Liechtenstein, Mauritius, Nigeria, Pakistan, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey and Venezuela 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights 

Content /
Proposals:

At the meeting of the Council for TRIPS of 2 to 5 April 2001, Jamaica, Kenya, Pakistan and Slovenia requested that their delegations also be reflected as co-sponsors. 

 

Date:

17 Mai 2001 

Reference:

IP/C/W/247/Rev.1 

 

Country:

Note by the WTO Secretariat 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Review under Article 24.2 of the Application of the Provisions of the Section of the TRIPS Agreement on Geographical Indications - Summary of the Responses to the Checklist of Questions (IP/C/13 and Add.1)  

Content /
Proposals:

Introduction. Overview of means of protection available. Definitions and criteria for recognition. Procedures for recognition. Eligible authorized users and monitoring. Protection against those not eligible/authorized to use or using improperly. Relationship to trademarks. Annex A: Examples of IGOs provided by Members in response to question 6 of Document IP/C/13. Annex B: Special definitions of IGOs. 

 

Date:

4 Apr 2001 

Reference:

IP/C/W/253 

 

Countries:

Bulgaria, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Iceland, India, Liechtenstein, Mauritius, Nigeria, Pakistan, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey and Venezuela 

Title:

Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights 

Content /
Proposals:

Work on issues relevant to the protection of geographical indications: Extension of the protection of geographical indications for wines and spirits to geographical indications for other products. 

 

Date:

29 Mar 2001 

Reference:

IP/C/W/247

 
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