WTO Communication from the Chairman of Council for TRIPS on May 3, 2022

This new TRIPS text from the WTO, it’s generally the same as the earlier leaked text, but now with two brackets, one on the definition of eligible countries and the second one regarding requirement to list each patent in non-voluntary authorization.

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHAIRPERSON. The following letter was received by the Chair of Council for TRIPS on 3 May 2022 and is circulated to Members at the request of the Director-General.


Also available on the WTO web page here, along with a press release here.

Earlier commentary on the QUAD’s TRIPS proposal.