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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 extraña: estándar para determinar el sustento adecuado para las enmiendas

Status: Active Meeting:
  • Main Task:

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

Standing Committee

ADR

Procédures d´arbitrage et de médiation

ADR

Q225 Status: Active Meeting:
  • Scope:

    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 in item 7 below

  • Documentation:
  • Coordination:

    Special Committee Q224 – Enforcement
    Special Committee Q243 – Unitary Patent and Unified
    Patent Court

  • Special Instructions:

    Except as otherwise agreed all reports and documentation are to be submitted by e-mail, to the:

    General Secretariat
    Tödistrasse 16
    CH-8027 Zurich
    Switzerland
    Tel. (41-44) 280 58 80
    FAX (41-44) 280 58 85
    f.martin@aippi.org

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 HARSANYI (Hungary)
  • Member: Wendela HåRDEMARK (Sweden)
  • Member: Christian Alexander MEYER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Paolina TESTA (Italy)
  • Member: Dilek USTUN EKDIAL (Turkey)
  • Member: Kozo YABE (Japan)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

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
    Czech Rep.
    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)
  • 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

Standing Committee

Biotechnology

Biotechnologie

Biotechnologie

Q114 Status: Active Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To monitor and advise on the development of the protection of biotechnological chievements and its limitation under international Treaties, in particular WIPO, UPOV, the EU and the European Patent Convention.

    To monitor and advise on national or regional legislation or jurisprudence likely to influence the international harmonisation of the protection of biotechnological achievements.

    To formulate, and with the approval of the Bureau to submit and represent AIPPI´s standpoint vis-à-vis international Government Authorities.

  • Advise Bureau:

    Matters relating to WIPO shall coordinated with Q89;
    EPO related matters with Q137.
    The Chairman of the Committee shall inform
    Committee Officers, and in the case of Special
    Committees the Committee Members, of relevant
    Committee activities and shall seek, if possible, their
    advise and cooperation in formulating the Committees
    views.
    Except as otherwise agreed all Reports and
    documentation are to be submitted in one copy,
    accompanied by a diskette, to the:
    General Secretariat
    Tödistrasse 16
    CH-8027 Zurich
    Switzerland
    Tel. (41-1) 280 58 80
    FAX (41-1) 280 58 85

  • Documentation:

    Collect and provide the Bureau with:
    – relevant documentation of GO´s
    – other documents of general interest on the subject (the Bureau receives WIPO documents directly)

  • Notes:

    See NEW committee Q242 Pharma and Biotechnology

Members:
  • Chai: Claire BALDOCK (United Kingdom)
  • Co-Chair: Thomas BOUVET (France)
  • Secretary: Peter LUDWIG (United States of America)
  • Member: Andrew BLATTMAN (Australia)
  • Member: Graeme BOOCOCK (Canada)
  • Member: Olga CAPASSO (Italy)
  • Member: Magnus DAHLMAN (Sweden)
  • Member: Garbiel DI BLASI JR. (Brazil)
  • Member: Takashi FUJITA (Japan)
  • Member: Gesheng HUANG (China)
  • Member: Israel JIMENEZ HERNANDEZ (Mexico)
  • Member: Edgar KRIEGER (Germany)
  • Member: Maria del Pilar LOPEZ (CA-Caribbean Regional-Group)
  • Member: Jürgen MEIER (Germany)
  • Member: Yoon S. SHIN (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Min SON (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Hariharan SUBRAMANIAM (India)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ralph NACK

Standing Committee

Client Attorney Privilege

Q199 Status: Active Meeting:
Members:
  • Chair: Steven B. GARLAND (Canada)
  • Co-Chair: Michael DOWLING (Australia)
  • Co-Chair: Wouter PORS (Netherlands)
  • Co-Chair: Shoichi OKUYAMA (Japan)
  • Co-Chair: James TUMBRIDGE (United Kingdom)
  • Secretary: Andri HESS (Switzerland)
  • Member: Ahmed M.G. ABOU ALI (Egypt)
  • Member: Pravin ANAND (India)
  • Member: Justin Chuma ANOSIKE (Nigeria)
  • Member: Russell A. BAGNALL (South Africa)
  • Member: Julie BALLANCE (New Zealand)
  • Member: Fernando BARREDA (Peru)
  • Member: Jacques BAUVIR (France)
  • Member: John BOCHNOVIC (Canada)
  • Member: Sung Jai CHOI (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Ejvind CHRISTIANSEN (Denmark)
  • Member: Cita CITRAWINDA NOERHADI (Indonesia)
  • Member: Joao Pereira da CRUZ (Portugal)
  • Member: Pier Luigi DE ANNA (Italy)
  • Member: Luis DE LARRAMENDI (Spain)
  • Member: M.N. Aydin DERIS (Turkey)
  • Member: David GILAT (Israel)
  • Member: Shalva GVARAMADZE (Georgia)
  • Member: Gunnar Orn HARDARSON (Iceland)
  • Member: Michal HAVLIK (Czech Republic)
  • Member: David W. HILL (United States of America)
  • Member: Tim JACKSON (New Zealand)
  • Member: Marius Jakulis JASON (Lithuania)
  • Member: Morris JOHN (Singapore)
  • Member: Dr. JóZSEF TáLAS (Hungary)
  • Member: Urmas KAULER (Estonia)
  • Member: Yawar Irfan KHAN (Pakistan)
  • Member: Seong-ki KIM (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Olga I. KOUZNETSOVA (Belarus)
  • Member: Jeffrey LEWIS (United States of America)
  • Member: (Richard) Yi LI (China)
  • Member: Johanna LILJA (Finland)
  • Member: Margareta LINDEROTH (Sweden)
  • Member: Marja-Leena MANSALA (Finland)
  • Member: Gatis MERZVINSKIS (Latvia)
  • Member: Martin MICHAUS (Mexico)
  • Member: David MUSKER (United Kingdom)
  • Member: María Milagros NEBREDA (Venezuela)
  • Member: Valentina NESHEVA (Bulgaria)
  • Member: Rogelio C. NICANDRO (Philippines)
  • Member: Yuzuru OKABE (Japan)
  • Member: Jorge OTAMENDI (Argentina)
  • Member: Antonina PAKHARENKO-ANDERSON (Ukraine)
  • Member: Helen PAPACONSTANTINOU (Greece)
  • Member: Chew PHYE KEAT (Malaysia)
  • Member: Cristobal PORZIO (Chile)
  • Member: Olga SIRAKOVA (Bulgaria)
  • Member: Shane SMYTH (Ireland)
  • Member: Helmut SONN (Austria)
  • Member: Amund Brede SVENDSEN (Norway)
  • Member: Wojciech TRYBOWSKI (Poland)
  • Member: Chavalit UTTASART (Thailand)
  • Member: Raluca VASILESCU (Romania)
  • Member: Erwin-Detlef VON AHSEN (Germany)
  • Member: Mladen VUKMIR (Croatia)
  • Member: Alexey V. ZALESOV (Russian Federation)
  • Member: CLAUDIA Maria ZERAIK (Brazil)
  • Member: Juan Carolos Suarez (CO)
  • Member: Barreda Moller (PE)
  • Member: Slobodan A. Popovic (RS)
  • Non Member: Rula Nosseir (APPI-MAF)
Reporters:
  • Reporter General: Sarah MATHESON

Standing Committee

Commercialisation of IP

Exploitation des droits sur la propriété intellectuelle

Verwertung von Schutzrechten

Q248 Status: Active
  • Scope:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks and provide practical guidance relating to the commercialisation of intellectual property at national, regional and international levels, including:

    laws, regulations and policy initiatives related to the commercialisation of IP, including without limitation:

    ■ special regimes for IP
    ■ tax laws
    ■ state aid law
    ■ insolvency laws
    ■ guidelines by UNCITRAL and UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)

    legal vehicles to commercialise IP and their advantages/disadvantages, including:

    ■ spin-offs and start-ups
    ■ joint ventures/other joint commercialisation vehicles
    ■ university/academic technology transfer agencies/other IP commercialisation agencies
    ■ patent pools
    ■ IP holding entities

    commercialisation procedures and IP management, including:

    ■ assignment/sale
    ■ licensing and other rights of use
    ■ sale and licensing-back
    ■ IP brokering/auctioning
    ■ securitisation of IP, pledging and other forms of security
    ■ IP auditing, valuation and accounting
    ■ IP due diligence and best practice

    empirical studies on the effectiveness of the various vehicles and procedures
    pecial needs of different users, eg SMEs, entrepreneurs

    but excluding:
    ■ enforcement of IP rights
    ■ (F)RAND issues
    ■ compulsory licensing,

    (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 (Other than WIPO documents which the Bureau receives directly), including documents of LESI and IPO.

    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 coordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified in item 7 below in relation to matters relevant to the Field.

  • Coordination:

    Standing Committee on Copyright
    Standing Committee on Designs
    Special Committee on Enforcement
    Standing Committee on Patents
    Standing Committee on Standards and patents
    Standing Committee on Trademarks

Members:
  • Chair: Michael S. CONNOR (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Jan Pieter HUSTINX (Netherlands)
  • Secretary: Benny SPIEWAK (Brazil)
  • Member: Iveta BORISOVA (Bulgaria)
  • Member: Eryck CASTILLO ORIVE (Mexico)
  • Member: Trevor COOK (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Johan ENGDAHL (Sweden)
  • Member: Erik FICKS (Sweden)
  • Member: Christian GASSAUER-FLEISSNER (Austria)
  • Member: Juliana GEBARA DE SENE (Brazil)
  • Member: Ehud HAUSMAN (Israel)
  • Member: Sun R. KIM (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Deborah KUCHLER (Australia)
  • Member: (Carissa) Huihui LI (China)
  • Member: Junko MUKOYAMA (Japan)
  • Member: Olgac NACAKCI (Turkey)
  • Member: Ms RENEE XAVIER (Singapore)
  • Member: Elena SHAMRINA (Ukraine)
  • Member: Victor SIBER (United States of America)
  • Member: Michal SICIAREK (Poland)
  • Member: Seda YILDIRIM (Turkey)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ralph NACK

Statutory Committee

Communications Committee

Status: Active
    Members:
    • Chair: Matthew SWINN (Australia)
    • Member: France CôTé (Canada)
    • Member: Xiaoling DUAN (China)
    • Member: Erik FICKS (Sweden)
    • Member: Kim FINNILä (Finland)
    • Member: Eléonore GASPAR (France)
    • Member: Bianca Manuela GUTIERREZ (Italy)
    • Member: Bernardo HERRERIAS FRANCO (Mexico)
    • Member: Robert W. SACOFF (United States of America)
    • Member: Ana de SAMPAIO (Portugal)
    • Member: Keisuke SOEDA (Japan)
    • Member: Richard VARY (United Kingdom)
    • Member: Peter WIDMER (Switzerland)

    Standing Committee

    Copyright

    Droit d`auteur

    Urheberrecht

    Q226 Status: Active
    • Scope:

      To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to copyrights and related (neighbouring) rights, including:

      – review of policy initiatives and proposed legislative changes;
      – review of judicial decisions;
      – monitoring of the copyright related agenda and work of (1) WIPO and (2) other organisations with a focus on (among other things) copyrights.

      (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 Field¹

      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 in item 7 below.

    • Main Task:

      - Discuss and propose copyright related Questions and topics for AIPPI workshops;
      – Report in AIPPI e-News on the latest copyright news;
      – Follow and participate in international copyright and related right treaty negotiations e.g. at WIPO;
      – Organize seminars and conferences on internationally interesting copyright issues;
      – Liaise with sister organizations such as ALAI, etc.

    • Coordination:

      Special Committee Q227 – Design Committee

    • Special Instructions:

      Except as otherwise agreed all reports and documentation are to be submitted by e-mail, to the:

      General Secretariat
      Tödistrasse 16
      CH-8027 Zurich
      Switzerland
      Tel. (41-44) 280 58 80
      FAX (41-44) 280 58 85
      f.martin@aippi.org

    Members:
    • Chair: Jan Bernd NORDEMANN (Germany)
    • Co-Chair: Sanna WOLK (Sweden)
    • Secretary: Matthias GOTTSCHALK (Switzerland)
    • Member: John CARSON (United States of America)
    • Member: R.D. CHAVANNES (Netherlands)
    • Member: Alessandro Enrico COGO (Italy)
    • Member: Katrina DOBLE (Philippines)
    • Member: Micheline DON (Netherlands)
    • Member: Piotr DYNOWSKI (Poland)
    • Member: Alex Ferdinand FIDER (Philippines)
    • Member: Gill GRASSIE (United Kingdom)
    • Member: Sophie HOLCOMBE (United Kingdom)
    • Member: Kei IIDA (Japan)
    • Member: Eryck IRIARTE (Peru)
    • Member: Diana V. IVANOVA (Belarus)
    • Member: Andriy KRYLOV (Ukraine)
    • Member: Eliza Jane MALLON (Australia)
    • Member: Philip T. MCCABE (New Zealand)
    • Member: Sergio MIRALLES MIRAVET (Spain)
    • Member: Giorgio MONDINI (Italy)
    • Member: Stefan NAUMANN (France)
    • Member: Dale NELSON (United States of America)
    • Member: Andrea RUSH (Canada)
    • Member: Luis C. SCHMIDT RUIZ DEL M. (Mexico)
    • Member: Kevin TOTTIS (United States of America)
    • Member: Attilio José VENTURA GORINI (Brazil)
    • Member: Allen WANG (China)
    • Member: Stefan WIDMARK (Sweden)
    • Member: Thomas WIDMER (Switzerland)
    Reporters:
    • Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

    Standing Committee

    Designs

    Dessins et Modèles

    Designs und Geschmacksmuster

    Q227 Status: Active
    • Special Instructions:

      Except as otherwise agreed all reports and documentation are to be submitted by e-mail, to the:

      General Secretariat
      Tödistrasse 16
      CH-8027 Zurich
      Switzerland
      Tel. (41-44) 280 58 80
      FAX (41-44) 280 58 85
      f.martin@aippi.org

    Members:
    • Chair: Christopher CARANI (United States of America)
    • Co-Chair: Ruth ALMARAZ PALMERO (Spain)
    • Secretary: Sara ASHBY (United Kingdom)
    • Member: Prof. AVV. MARIO FRANZOSI (Italy)
    • Member: Cristiano BACCHINI (Italy)
    • Member: Curtis B. BEHMANN (Canada)
    • Member: Pina CAMPAGNA (United States of America)
    • Member: Fernand DE VISSCHER (Belgium)
    • Member: Octavio ESPEJO HINOJOSA (Mexico)
    • Member: Lucas Martins GAIARSA (Brazil)
    • Member: Qing GE (China)
    • Member: Arnout GROEN (Netherlands)
    • Member: Michiel HAEGENS (Netherlands)
    • Member: Jens KüNZEL (Germany)
    • Member: Mattias MALMSTEDT (Sweden)
    • Member: Kazuko MATSUO (Japan)
    • Member: Markus MATTILA (Finland)
    • Member: Saulo MURARI CALAZANS (Brazil)
    • Member: Reinhard OERTLI (Switzerland)
    • Member: Iván A. POLI (Argentina)
    • Member: Wayne SLATER (Australia)
    • Member: Robert WULFF (Australia)
    • Member: Irmak YALCINER (Turkey)
    Reporters:
    • Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

    Standing Committee

    Development and Intellectual Property

    Développement et propriété intellectuelle

    Entwicklung und geistiges Eigentum

    Q207 Status: Active Meeting:
    • Main Task:

      To monitor, study and report on development and intellectual property related ssues

      To monitor, study and report on work programme and recommendations of WIPO´s Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) and other relevant bodies of international organisations

      To formulate, and with the approval of the Bureau to submit and represent AIPPI´s standpoint at WIPO CIPD Meetings

      To prepare Questionnaire(s), analyse the comments of National and Regional Groups and prepare Resolutions if necessary

    • Advise Bureau:

      Advise Bureau in writing on all activities of the Committee.

    • Documentation:

      Assemble all drafts of and all published comments – also from other NGOs – on development and intellectual property related issues.

    • Reporting:

      - To provide within 1 month a written Report on all Meetings attended.
      – Report on matters of special interest in the field.

    • Special Instructions:

      Except as otherwise agreed all reports and documentation
      are to be submitted by e-mail, to the:

      General Secretariat
      Tödistrasse 16
      CH-8027 Zurich
      Switzerland
      Tel. (41-44) 280 58 80
      FAX (41-44) 280 58 85
      f.martin@aippi.org

    Members:
    • Chair: Reinhard OERTLI (Switzerland)
    • Co-Chair: Leticia PROVEDEL (Brazil)
    • Secretary: J. Michael MARTINEZ DE ANDINO (United States of America)
    • Member: Emma CARINO FRANCISCO (Philippines)
    • Member: France CôTé (Canada)
    • Member: Andrea GARCéS AGELL (Spain)
    • Member: Åsa HELLSTADIUS (Sweden)
    • Member: Kay KONISHI (Japan)
    • Member: Elisabetta MINA (Italy)
    • Member: Koichi NAKA (Japan)
    • Member: Theresa STADHEIM (United States of America)
    Reporters:
    • Assistant Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN