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Archived updates for Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Deily to Step Down from WTO

Ambassador Linnet Deily, the United States representative to the World Trade Organization, will be leaving office on June 15 to spend more time with family. According to Intellectual Property Watch, Ambassador Deily was instrumental in helping WTO "Doha Round" negotiators reach a consensus on implementing Paragraph 6 of the TRIPS and public health declaration, allowing countries to use existing flexibilities in TRIPS to bypass patents if necessary for public health.
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