As of last Wednesday, during its discussion on the floor of the General Assembly, the number of signatory countries was 54. Hopefully, that number will soon rise, as a number of countries used the opportunity to announced their intent to sign within the near future. The countries which announced themselves nearly ready to take the jump and become signatories where India (video A/51-Wed 25- English: Afternoon Session @23:44), The United States (video A/51-Wed 25- English: Afternoon Session @33:30), the European Union and Argentina (video A/51-Wed 25- English: Afternoon Session @42:35).
This is big news when one considers where the majority of most intellectual property content resides, and bodes well for the future of this promising document. But while some delegates, such as the one from the United States stated that they would be ready to sign within a matter of weeks, other delegates, such as the one from the EU remained more vague in their deadline.