Committees

Standing Committee

Designs

Dessins et Modèles

Designs und Geschmacksmuster

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to designs (including design patents), including:

    • review of policy initiatives and proposed legislative changes;
    • review of judicial decisions;
    • monitoring of the design related agenda and work of (1) WIPO, (2) OHIM and (3) other organisations with a focus on (among other things) designs,

    but excluding:

    • utility models (Gebrauchsmuster)

    (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.

    Other than WIPO documents which the Bureau receives directly.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committees on Trademarks

    Standing Committees on Copyright

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: Klaudia BLACH - MORYSINSKA (Poland)
  • Member: Subroto BOSE (United States of America)
  • Member: Pina CAMPAGNA (United States of America)
  • Member: Fernand DE VISSCHER (Belgium)
  • Member: Aysu DERICIOGLU EGEMEN (Turkey)
  • 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: Simon STRäSSLE (Switzerland)
  • Member: Lili WU (China)
  • Member: Robert WULFF (Australia)
  • Member: Irmak YALCINER (Turkey)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR