March 17, 2023

Members continue discussion on TRIPS Decision extension to therapeutics and diagnostics

WTO members continued the discussion on whether to extend the TRIPS Decision adopted in June at the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference to COVID-19 diagnostics and therapeutics. At a meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 16-17 March, members also provided detailed information on a large number of newly notified laws and regulations and exchanged experiences on cross-border cooperation among Intellectual Property Offices. The Council elected Ms. Pimchanok Pitfield, Ambassador of Thailand, as Chair for the coming year.

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