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Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - Overview of Existing International Notification and Registration Systems for Geographical Indications Relating to Wines and Spirits - Note by the Secretariat
作者:WTO Secretariat
RESTRICTED World Trade IP/C/W/85 17 November 1997 Organization (97-5046) Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights OVERVIEW OF EXISTING INTERNATIONAL NOTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION SYSTEMS FOR GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS RELATING TO WINES AND SPIRITS Note by the Secretariat I. INTRODUCTION At its meeting of 27 February 1997, the Council agreed to initiate preliminary work on issues relevant to the negotiations specified in Article 23.4 of the TRIPS Agreement through an information-gathering activity (IP/C/M/12, paragraph 73). In this connection, the Council requested the Secretariat, at its meeting of 19 September 1997, to prepare a factual background note on existing international notification and registration systems for geographical indications relating to wines and spirits, according to an agreed outline (IP/C/M/15, paragraph 56 and Annex). It was agreed that the note would cover those registration systems which, in some fas