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TRIPS: ISSUES
‘Non-violation’ complaints (Article 64.2)

Is it possible to have intellectual property disputes in the WTO even if no agreement has been violated? If so, how could they be handled?

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17 December 2011: Day 3: Samoa and Montenegro join Russia with membership agreed, as ministers wrap up conference
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17 November 2011: Draft decisions agreed on poorest nations’ intellectual property and ‘non-violation’
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3 December 2009: Day 3: Ministers show ‘political energy’ for ending Doha Round
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13–18 December 2005: Hong Kong Ministerial Conference: Ministers agree on declaration that ‘puts Round back on track’
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The situation in late 2005
A background briefing note

  

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Backgrounder on non-violation complaints