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Study Committee

Trade secrets: Overlap with restraint of trade, aspects of enforcement

Secrets d’affaires: interaction avec les restrictions au commerce, aspects de mise en oeuvre

Betriebsgeheimnisse: Schnittstelle zu Handelsbeschränkungen, Aspekte der Durchsetzung

Secretos comerciales : solapamiento con las restricciones de comercio, aspectos de su tutela

Q247 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI Congress, Rio de Janeiro, October 2015

Members:
  • Chair: Mark HALLIGAN (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Kazuhiko YOSHIDA (Japan)
  • Co-Chair: Matthew SWINN (Australia)
  • Secretary: Johanna FLYTHSTRöM (Finland)
Reporters:
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

Study Committee

Exceptions and limitations to copyright protection for libraries, archives and education and research institutions

Exceptions et limites de la protection du droit d’auteur pour les bibliothèques et archives et pour les instituts de recherche et d’enseignement

Ausnahmen und Beschränkungen des Urheberrechtsschutzes für Bibliotheken und Archive sowie für Bildungs- und Forschungseinrichtungen

Excepciones y limitaciones de la protección del derecho de autor en beneficio de bibliotecas y archivos e instituciones educativas y de investigación

Q246 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI Congress, Rio de Janeiro, October 2015

Members:
  • Chair: Giorgio MONDINI (Italy)
  • Secretary: Curtis B. BEHMANN (Canada)
  • Co-Chair: Sun R. KIM (Republic of Korea)
Reporters:
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Yusuke INUI
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Ralph NACK

Study Committee

Taking unfair advantage of trademarks: parasitism and free riding

Tirer indûment profit des marques: parasitisme et « free-riding »

Unlauteres Ausnutzen von Marken: Schmarotzerei und Trittbrettfahrerei

Obtención de ventaja desleal de marcas: parasitismo y aprovechamiento de marcas

Q245 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI Congress, Rio de Janeiro, October 2015

Members:
  • Chair: Graciela Claudia PéREZ DE INZAURRAGA (Argentina)
  • Co-Chair: David GILAT (Israel)
  • Co-Chair: Dennis S PRAHL (United States of America)
  • Secreatary: Soh Kar Liang (Singapore)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

Study Committee

Inventorship of Multinational Inventions

La qualité d’inventeur pour les inventions multinationales

Erfinderschaft an multinationalen Erfindungen

La calidad de inventor en las invenciones multinacionales

Q244 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI Congress, Rio de Janeiro, October 2015

Members:
  • Chair: Jochen EHLERS (Germany)
  • Co-Chair: Yali SHAO (China)
  • Co-Chair: Louise JONSHAMMAR (Sweden)
  • Secretary: Fraser D. ROWAND (Canada)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Jonathan P. OSHA

Standing Committee, Study Committee

Unitary Patent / Unified Patent Court

Brevet unitaire / Juridiction unifiée des brevets

Einheitliches Patent / einheitliches Patentgericht

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, regulatory and legal frameworks relating to the Unified Patents Court and Unitary Patent, including the UPC Preparatory Committee and the Select Committees of the EPO responsible for the Unitary Patent.

    (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, including documents issued from the European Commission, Preparatory Committee and EPO.

    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.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees::

    Standing Committee on Standards and Patents
    Standing Committee on ADR
    Standing Committee on Patents

Members:
  • Chair: Thierry CALAME (Switzerland)
  • Co-Chair: Christof AUGENSTEIN (Germany)
  • Co-Chair: Annsley WARD (United Kingdom)
  • Secretary: M.g.r. VAN GARDINGEN (Netherlands)
  • Member: Rainer BEETZ (Austria)
  • Member: Hélène CORRET (France)
  • Member: Jacqueline M. DASPIT (United States of America)
  • Member: Gualtiero Luca DRAGOTTI (Italy)
  • Member: Andrés ESTEVA WURTS (Mexico)
  • Member: Kim FINNILä (Finland)
  • Member: Örjan GRUNDéN (Sweden)
  • Member: Michal HAVLIK (Czech Republic)
  • Member: Lori-Ann JOHNSON (United States of America)
  • Member: Alan JOHNSON (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Louise JONSHAMMAR (Sweden)
  • Member: Seong-ki KIM (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Kaoru KURODA (Japan)
  • Member: Jochen PAGENBERG (Germany)
  • Member: Diego PALLINI GERVASI (Italy)
  • Member: John B. PEGRAM (United States of America)
  • Member: J.C.Sebastian PINCKAERS (Netherlands)
  • Member: Peter-Ulrik PLESNER (Denmark)
  • Member: Cornelis (Kees) SCHüLLER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Thierry SUEUR (France)
  • Member: József TáLAS (Hungary)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

Study Committee

IP licensing and insolvency

Licences de PI et insolvabilité

Lizenzen an geistigem Eigentum und Insolvenz

Q241 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI Congress, Toronto, Canada, September 2014

Members:
  • Chair: Wilfrido FERNANDEZ (Paraguay)
  • Co-Chair: Pablo M. GANCAYCO (Philippines)
  • Secretary: Michael PITZNER-BRUUN (Denmark)
  • Co-Chair: Christopher Shaowei
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Jonathan P. OSHA

Study Committee

Exhaustion issues in copyright law

Questions d’épuisement en droit d’auteur

Fragen der Erschöpfung im Urheberrecht

Q240 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI Congress, Toronto, Canada, September 2014

Members:
  • Chair: Kevin TOTTIS (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Nicola BENZ (Switzerland)
  • Secretary: James TUMBRIDGE (United Kingdom)
  • Co-Chair: Ivan Poli
Reporters:
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Kazuhiko YOSHIDA

Study Committee

The basic mark requirement under the Madrid System

L’exigence de la marque de base dans le système de Madrid

Das Erfordernis der Basismarke im Madrider Markensystem

Q239 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI Congress, Toronto, Canada, September 2014

Members:
  • Chair: Shane SMYTH (Ireland)
  • Co-Chair: Maria SCUNGIO (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Aurélia MARIE (France)
  • Secretary: Tracy CORNEAU (Canada)
Reporters:
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Sara ULFSDOTTER
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

Study Committee

Second medical use or indication claims

Revendications de seconde application ou indication thérapeutique

Ansprüche für die zweite medizinische Anwendung oder Indikation

Q238 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI Congress, Toronto, Canada, September 2014

Members:
  • Chair: Andri HESS (Switzerland)
  • Co-Chair: Matthew ZISCHKA (Canada)
  • Co-Chair: Rainer HILLI (Finland)
  • Secretary: Louise JONSHAMMAR (Sweden)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Sarah MATHESON

Study Committee

Relief in IP proceedings other than injunctions or damages

Autres mesures que l’interdiction et les dommages et intérêts dans les procédures PI

Rechtsschutz in Verfahren zum Geistigen Eigentum ausser Unterlassungs-und Schadenersatzverfügungen

  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI ExCo Helsinki, Finland

    Description of Working Question

    The availability of relief for infringement is fundamental to the protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs). In Hyderabad last year, AIPPI adopted Resolution Q219 regarding injunctive relief in the case of infringements of IPRs. In Boston in 2008, AIPPI adopted Resolution Q203 dealing with damages in the context of trademark infringement, and notably counterfeiting and piracy of trademarks. Besides injunctive relief and damages, there are other remedies permitting ‘effective action against any act of infringement’ (Article 41 (1) TRIPS) which AIPPI has not studied so far. We propose to explore the availability of relief in IP proceedings other than injunctions or damages.

    These other forms of relief include, for example, seizure of infringing goods, delivery up and destruction of infringing goods, rectification, publication of the court’s judgment and declaratory relief. In addition, there may be other forms of monetary relief than damages, e.g. account of profits where the infringer is asked to surrender the profits earned as a result of the IPR infringement. While the Working Guidelines Q203 briefly addressed account of profits, the Working Committee and, hence, the Resolution Q203 did not further consider account of profits as a separate form of monetary relief. Alternatively, the plaintiff may obtain an award of monetary reparation for moral tort or an award of reasonable royalty based on unjust enrichment law. Finally, in addition to these more general forms of relief, there are also other forms of relief which are heavily fact specific, e.g. alteration of infringing goods such as change/removal of packaging, and modifications to technology by way of a workaround.

Members:
  • Chair: Justin WATTS (United Kingdom)
  • Co-Chair: Anja LUNZE (Germany)
  • Secretary: Tom REID (Australia)
  • Co-Chair: Markus MATTILA (Finland)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Sarah Matheson