Trips Agreement Article 27.3 B

He added, however, that members provided for the protection of plant varieties either by patent, by an effective system of sui generis, or by a combination thereof. Revision of the provisions of Article 27(3)(b) – List of illustrative issues – Prepared by the Secretariat (IP/C/W/273/Rev.1). It shall contain information on the examination carried out in accordance with point (b) of Article 27(3) on how matters covered by that provision have been dealt with in accordance with the national law of the Members. * Proposals to clarify Article 27(3)(b), which were introduced through the Seattle General Council, were not properly discussed or adopted, although such decisions had a profound impact on what developing countries would have implemented before the original deadline of 1 January 2000. .