Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Now Mexico gives Marrakesh a predominantly Latin flavour

Back in April, in "Blazing a trail to Marrakesh: Latin America leads the way", this blogger announced to the readership of IP Tango that Argentina had become the eighth country to accede to or ratify the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled. Today the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) issued a media release to the effect that Mexico had followed suit, becoming the ninth.

While the Treaty has still some distance to go before it comes into force, it's good to see that Latin America has taken the lead: of the nine countries that have so far either ratified or acceded to the Treaty, the majority are from the Latin American zone, with Mexico joining Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and El Salvador.

The current list of sign-ups for Marrakesh can be accessed here.

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