TRIPs Council February 2020

Members discuss LDC technology transfer, highlight progress on transparency obligations

At today’s meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), WTO members continued last year’s detailed discussions on how best to implement the Agreement’s obligations relating to technology transfer to least developed countries (LDCs). Members also noted the positive impact of the new e-TRIPS platform in increasing notification efforts and facilitating the fulfilment of transparency obligations.


The next meeting of the TRIPS Council will be on 14-15 May. The Council will formally elect its new chair at the beginning of that meeting, after the next General Council (3-4 March) agrees on the slate of new chairpersons for WTO bodies.