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Good morning, this is Nicolas. Today, we’re covering a crucial WTO deal on fishing subsidies that could be completed by the end of the month, after twenty years of negotiations, and an unexpected boom in trademark applications last year, in the midst of the pandemic.

We’re also keeping an eye on the complicated ceasefire negotiations in Ethiopia, and Turkmenistan’s missing Covid cases.

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Nicolas Camut


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Ambassador Santiago Wills, chair of the World Trade Organization (WTO) fisheries subsidies negotiations with director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, at a July meeting that marked the start of the final sprint to finalise a deal ahead of the ministerial conference at the end of November. (Photos: WTO/Bryan Lehmann)

🎣 WTO fisheries subsidies talks edge closer towards MC12. The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday released the latest draft of a long-awaited treaty to stop overfishing and expressed cautious optimism about being able to finalise most parts of the deal in time for the ministerial conference at the end of the month.

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🇺🇳 Pandemic drives trademark application boom. A wave of goods and services created in response to the coronavirus pandemic drove “remarkable” growth in global trademark filings last year, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) said on Monday. What’s more, pandemic-related goods such as pharmaceuticals, surgical, medical and dental products, were among the biggest drivers of growth.

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