Committees

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Committee Type



Standing Committee

Absolute grounds of refusal of registration of trademarks

Absolute grounds of refusal of registration of trademarks

Q92C Status: Dissolved

    Study Committee

    Acquiescence (tolerance) to infringement of Intellectual Property Rights

    L'acceptation (tolérance) de l'atteinte au droit de propriété intellectuelle

    Duldung (Tolerierung) der Verletzung geistiger Eigentumsrechte

    Q192 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
    • Main Task:

      To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the Meeting of the Executive Committee to be held at the Congress in Gothenburg in October 2006.

    Members:
    • Chairman: Klaus HAFT (Germany)
    • Co-Chairmen: Ari LAAKKONEN (United Kingdom)
    • Co-Chairmen: Rogelio C. NICANDRO (Philippines)
    • Secretary: Carles PRAT MASIP (Spain)
    Reporters:
    • Assistant to the Reporter General: Dariusz SZLEPER

    Bureau Advisory Committee

    Ad Hoc Nominating Committee

    Ad Hoc Nominating Committee

    Q154 Status: Dissolved
    • Main Task:

      To become aware of potential candidates, both from its observations and by soliciting proposals by the Groups.

      To screen all potential nominees and come to a decision on the most appropriate candidates. To recommend first to the Bureau, and after its approval, to the Council of Presidents on suitable candidates for leading positions within AIPPI.

      In case of emergency (such as death or withdrawal of the candidate) to propose a substitute until the power body of the Association has made up its decision.

      To assist the Bureau in drafting the job description for a new leading position (i.e. Executive Director) and in the recruitment of the respective person.

    • Advise Bureau:

      To advise the Bureau on possible candidates for vacant leading positions according to point 5 (Main task).

      To advise the Bureau on possible procedures to be adopted to facilitate and improve the nominating course.

    • Reporting:

      To report to the Bureau of AIPPI on matters of special interest in the field (i.e. Sister Organisations´ nominating procedures).

    • Special Instructions:

      Except as otherwise agreed all Reports, Minutes and other documentation are to be submitted to the General Secretariat.

    Members:
    • Member: Alain GALLOCHAT (France)
    • Member: Jan E. HELGERUD (Norway)
    • Member: Hans Peter KUNZ-HALLSTEIN (Germany)
    • Member: Jorge OTAMENDI (Argentina)
    • Member: George J. PRIMAK (Canada)
    • Chairman: Hoda A. Serageldine (Egypt), Mrs.

    Study Committee

    Added matter: the standard for determining adequate support for amendments

    Eléments ajoutés : les critères de détermination d’un support suffisant des modifications

    Hinzugefügte Gegenstände: Der Beurteilungsmaßstab für hinreichende Stützung von Änderungen

    Materia añadida: los criterios para determinar el soporte adecuado de las modificaciones

    Status: Active Meeting:
    • Main Task:

      To prepare a draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI Congress 2016, Milan, September 2016

    Members:
    • Chair: Alain GALLOCHAT (France)
    • Co-Chair: Lamberto LIUZZO (Italy)
    • Co-Chair: Clare CUNLIFFE (Australia)
    • Secretary: Matthew ZISCHKA (Canada)
    Reporters:
    • Assistant Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

    Standing Committee

    ADR

    Procédures d´arbitrage et de médiation

    ADR

    • Scope of Work:

      To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, legal frameworks and developments relating to Alternative Dispute Resolution, such as arbitration and mediation, at international, regional and national levels (the Field).
      To advise the Bureau of:

      • developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position
      • possible avenues for cooperation with GOs and other NGOs in the Field.

      To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field.
      To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI, including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position if requested by the Bureau.
      At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.
      To co-ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

    • Documentation:
    • Required coordination with other committees:

      Standing Committee on Enforcement
      Standing Committee on Unitary Patent / Unified Patent Court

    Members:
    • Chair: Rafael ATAB DE ARAUJO (Brazil)
    • Co-Chair: Steve BAUER (United States of America)
    • Secretary: Aurélia MARIE (France)
    • Member: Cheryl AGRIS (United States of America)
    • Member: Håkan BORGENHäLL (Sweden)
    • Member: Lorna BRAZELL (United Kingdom)
    • Member: Giovanni CASUCCI (Italy)
    • Member: Jacques DE WERRA (Switzerland)
    • Member: Norma FéLIX (Argentina)
    • Member: Zita HARSáNYI (Hungary)
    • Member: Wendela HåRDEMARK (Sweden)
    • Member: Jonathan MESIANO-CROOKSTON (Canada)
    • Member: Christian Alexander MEYER (Switzerland)
    • Member: Paolina TESTA (Italy)
    • Member: Dilek USTUN EKDIAL (Turkey)
    • Member: Kozo YABE (Japan)
    Reporters:
    • Assistant Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

    Standing Committee

    Agreement on a European Patent Court

    Accord sur une Cour européenne des brevets

    Übereinkommen über ein einheitliches Europäisches Patentgericht

    Q165 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
    • Main Task:

      Enable AIPPI to take a detailed position vis-à-vis the (draft) Optional Protocol (EPLP).

    • Advise Bureau:

      Advise Bureau in writing on all activities of your Committee.

    • Documentation:

      Assemble all drafts of and all published comments on EPLP.

    • Reporting:

      Report in detail on first draft and all later drafts of EPLP to Bureau.

    • Special Instructions:

      Represent AIPPI, in consultation with Bureau, at conferences, Symposia, Meetings etc. of EPO and other GO’s as well of NGO’s dealing with EPLP.

      Except as otherwise agreed all Reports, Minutes and other documentation are to be submitted to the General Secretariat.

    Members:
    • Chair: Jochen PAGENBERG (Germany)
    • Secretary: Alan JOHNSON (United Kingdom)
    • Co-Chair: P.C. SCHALKWIJK (Netherlands)
    • Member: Konrad BECKER (Switzerland)
    • Member: Raúl BERCOVITZ (Spain)
    • Member: Raimondo GALLI (Italy)
    • Member: Peter-Ulrik PLESNER (Denmark)
    • Member: Thierry SUEUR (France)
    Reporters:
    • Assistant to the Reporter General: Sara ULFSDOTTER

    Bureau Advisory Committee

    AIPPI Promotion and Development

    Promotion et développement de l'AIPPI

    AIPPI Förderung und Entwicklung

    Q131 Status: Dissolved
    • Main Task:

      To support the formation of new Groups, especially in developing countries, by identifying the needs of the Group Members.

      Aiding and supporting new Groups, seeking to establish “partnership” or other cooperation relations to well established Groups.

      To support and guide their efforts in promoting AIPPI and organising AIPPI activities.

      To establish standard Statutes for National Groups.

      Seeking to obtain an annual status report on statistics and activities from each National and Regional Group. A report on their efforts to promote AIPPI within their countries must be included.

      To liaise with Q 113 in matters of national legislation coming to its attention and with Q 141 concerning the organisation of international symposia.

    • Reporting:

      To provide 2 months before each International AIPPI Meeting and 1 month before each Bureau Meeting an account of activities since the last such Meeting (incl. negative Report).

      Each Committee Meeting should be followed by a written Report (Minutes of the Meeting) to the Secretary General.

    • Special Instructions:

      Except as otherwise agreed all Reports, Minutes and other documentation are to be submitted to the General Secretariat.

    Members:
    • Chairman: Jan E. HELGERUD (Norway)
    • Bureau Links: Vincenzo M. PEDRAZZINI (Switzerland)
    • Co-Chairman: George J. PRIMAK (Canada)
    • Secretary: Geoffrey BAYLISS (United Kingdom)
    • Member: Jacques ARMENGAUD (France)
    • Bureau Links: J. Michael Dowling (Australia)

    Bureau Advisory Committee

    AIPPI World Intellectual Property Forum

    AIPPI Forum Mondial de la Propriété Intellectuelle

    AIPPI Weltforum für geistiges Eigentum

    Q125 Status: Dissolved
    • Main Task:

      To organise an AIPPI FORUM every three years in the year in which no Congress or Executive Committee Meeting takes place.

    • Advise Bureau:

      To advise the Bureau:
      – on venue, and main subject to be taken up at the next FORUM
      – on a possible cooperation with other NGOs in connection with the organisation of the FORUM
      – on the publication of the account of the FORUMS held

    • Reporting:

      To submit reports on the FORUMS held for publication.

    • Special Instructions:

      To liaise with other NGOs in connection with the FORUM.
      Except as otherwise agreed all Reports, Minutes and other documentation are to be submitted to the General Secretariat.

    Members:
    • Chairman: Peter WIDMER (Switzerland)
    • Bureau Link: Vincenzo M. PEDRAZZINI (Switzerland)
    • Co-Chairman: Peter A. PESTALOZZI (Switzerland)
    • Member: Yoshio KUMAKURA (Japan)
    • Member: Warren N. SPRIGINGS (Canada)
    • Secretary: Anthony J. Rollins (United Kingdom)

    Study Committee

    Amendment of patent claims after grant (in court and administrative proceedings, including re-examination proceedings requested by third parties)

    Modification des revendications après délivrance du brevet (devant les juridictions et dans le cadre des procédures administratives, y compris les procédures de réexamen requises par les tiers)

    Änderung von Patentansprüchen nach der Erteilung (in gerichtlichen und amtlichen Verfahren unter Einschluss der von dritter Seite beantragten re-examination-Verfahren)

    Q189 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
    • Main Task:

      To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the Meeting of the Executive Committee to be held at the Congress in Gothenburg in October 2006.

    Members:
    • Chairman: Jan D'HAEMER (Switzerland)
    • Co-Chairmen: Hirohito KATSUNUMA (Japan)
    • Co-Chairmen: Stéphane PALIX (France)
    • Secretary: Andrew T. MEUNIER (United States of America)
    Reporters:
    • Deputy Reporter General: Jochen BüHLING
    • Assistant to the Reporter General: Nicolai LINDGREEN

    Bureau Advisory Committee

    Amicus Brief Committee

    Q221 Status: Active
    • Scope:

      The Amicus Brief Committee (“ABC”) shall function to facilitate bringing the position of AIPPI International to the attention of national and regional tribunals in appropriate circumstances through the coordination and oversight of filing of amicus briefs. This function shall not extend to commentary on pending bills or legislation. The roles and duties of the ABC shall include the following:

      A. Receive and review requests for amicus briefs;
      B. Identify potential amicus situations and interface with the appropriate NRG(s);
      C. Research existing AIPPI positions as they relate to proposed amicus briefs and consult with Special Committees where appropriate;
      D. Make recommendations to the Bureau RE the advisability and necessity of filing a brief;
      E. Coordinate and oversee the preparation of briefs;
      F. Ensure briefs comply with the requirements set forth in the ABC protocol; and
      G. Report results to the Bureau and coordinate with the Communication Committee to communicate the results to the membership at large.

    • Documentation:

      Protocol Amicus Brief Committee
      Amicus Brief Alice Corp. – CLS Bank

      Intervention at the Supreme Court of Canada, September 16, 2014
      Apotex Inc. and Apotex Pharmachem Inc. AND Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb Sanofi Pharmaceutical holding Partnership

      Argentina
      Australia
      Belgium
      Brazil
      China
      CzechRep
      Denmark
      Finland
      France
      Germany
      Greece
      Hungary
      Israel
      Italy
      Japan
      Mexico
      Netherlands
      Poland
      Singapore
      Slovenia
      Sweden
      Switzerland
      Turkey
      United Kingdom
      Ukraine
      USA
      Venezuela

      AIPPI files application for leave to intervene in Plavix appeal before Supreme Court of Canada

      Affidavit (text only)
      Memorandum of Argument
      Notice of Motion

    Members:
    • Chair: Jochen BüHLING (Germany)
    • Co-Chair: Yuzuru OKABE (Japan)
    • Co-Chair: Richard P. BEEM (United States of America)
    • Secretary: Clare CUNLIFFE (Australia)
    • Member: Michael EDENBOROUGH QC (United Kingdom)
    • Member: James Sheldon HAMILTON (Canada)
    • Member: Christian KRAGELUND (Denmark)
    • Member: Rogelio C. NICANDRO (Philippines)
    • Member: Justyna RASIEWICZ (Poland)
    • Member: Ignacio SANCHEZ ECHAGüE (Argentina)
    • Member: Xinhua WANG (China)
    • Member: Richard Beem (US)
    • Member: Erick Iriarte (PE)
    Reporters:
    • Deputy Reporter General: Jonathan P. OSHA