maandag 17 juni 2019

WTO: TRIPS Council discusses IP and innovation, new eTRIPS portal under new chair

TRIPS Council discusses IP and innovation, new eTRIPS portal under new chair
WTO members saw the trial launch of the e-TRIPS gateway, the online information portal that allows members to search and extract the full range of TRIPS information managed by the WTO Secretariat, at the meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 6...
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WTO hosts final round of John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition
Law students from around the world gathered in Geneva on 4-8 June for the final round of the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition on WTO Law, a simulated hearing of the WTO dispute settlement system, organized by the European Law Students' Association (ELSA) with the technical support of the WTO....
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DG Azevêdo welcomes Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness to the WTO
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica to the WTO on 12 June to discuss Jamaica's views regarding the development dimension of the WTO's work and preserving the achievements of the multilateral trading system.
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DDG Wolff: Trading system must reflect the needs of those engaged in international commerce
Speaking at the 11th World Chambers Congress in Rio de Janeiro on 12 June 2019, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff called on international chambers of commerce to press their governments "to exert themselves to maintain and improve the multilateral trading system". He added: "Without your energy...
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DG Azevêdo welcomes His Majesty King Mswati III of Eswatini to the WTO
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo welcomed His Majesty King Mswati III of Eswatini to the WTO on 12 June. The two discussed Eswatini's recent initiatives on trade as well as the importance of the multilateral trading system as an engine for development.
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Indonesia launches safeguard investigation on evaporators
On 13 June 2019, Indonesia notified the WTO's Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 12 June 2019 a safeguard investigation on evaporators.
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Advanced Trade Policy Course gets under way in Geneva
Thirty participants are attending the two-month Advanced Trade Policy Course in French from 3 June to 26 July 2019 at the WTO headquarters in Geneva. The course was opened by H.E. Mr Didier Chambovey, Switzerland's Permanent Representative to the WTO, and Mr Claude Trolliet of the WTO's Institute...
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Regional Trade Policy Course takes place at the University of Mauritius
Thirty participants are taking part in a Regional Trade Policy Course at the University of Mauritius, a member of the WTO's Chairs Programme. The course began on 29 April 2019 and will end on 21 June 2019.
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16th WTO-WIPO colloquium for intellectual property teachers opens in Geneva
A two-week colloquium for teachers of intellectual property (IP), jointly organized by the WTO and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), opened in Geneva on 17 June 2019. The event aims at helping teachers from developing countries and economies in transition to become more aware of...
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body
The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 24 June 2019, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially...
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