TRIPS Council hears initial reactions to Quad’s outcome document on IP COVID-19 response

At a meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 6 May, WTO members discussed the outcome document that has recently emerged from the informal process conducted with the Quad (the European Union, India, South Africa and the United States) for an intellectual property (IP) response to COVID-19. Members also adopted the oral status report that will be submitted by the chair of the TRIPS Council, Ambassador Lansana Gberie of Sierra Leone, to the General Council scheduled for 9-10 May.