Standing Committee

Development and Intellectual Property

Développement et propriété intellectuelle

Entwicklung und geistiges Eigentum

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to development and intellectual property related issues, including:

    • monitoring, studying and reporting on work programme and recommendations of WIPO´s Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) and other relevant bodies of international organisations

    (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:

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

    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:


  • Chair: Reinhard OERTLI (Switzerland)
  • Secretary: J. Michael MARTINEZ DE ANDINO (United States of America)
  • Member: Eyal BRESSLER (Israel)
  • 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: Ignacio S. SAPALO (Philippines)
  • Member: Theresa STADHEIM (United States of America)
  • Member: Heather WATTS (Canada)
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN