WTO members support maintaining momentum of discussions on common IP COVID-19 response

At a formal meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 29 November, members expressed unanimous support for maintaining the momentum of the discussions on a common intellectual property (IP) response to COVID-19. Following the decision to postpone the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) amid new coronavirus variant concerns, delegations committed to continue engaging in various configurations in the coming weeks to try and harvest any outcome that may still be possible.