Standing Committee

Harmonisation of substantive provisions of Trademark Law

Harmonisation des dispositions matérielles du droit de marques

Harmonisierung der materiellen Bestimmung des Markenrechts

Q92E Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To promote, monitor and advise on WIPO projects for the harmonisation of substantive provisions of Trademark Law
    To liaise with Q 92.
    To formulate, and with the approval of the Bureau to submit and represent AIPPI´s standpoint at WIPO Meetings.

  • Advise Bureau:

    To advise on:
    – developments in the field rendering intervention of AIPPI desirable
    – issues meriting further study
    – instruction to AIPPI Representatives at GO Meetings
    – possibilities of cooperation with other NGOs

  • Documentation:

    Collect and provide the Bureau with:
    – documents of general interest on the subject (the Bureau receives WIPO documents directly)

  • Reporting:

    To provide (in addition to point “Monitoring”):
    – annually 2 months before each international Meeting an account of activities since the last such Meeting (incl. negative Report)
    – within 1 month a written Report on all GO Meetings attended
    – immediately Reports on matters of special interest in the field

  • Special Instructions:

    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, Minutes and other documentation are to be submitted to the General Secretariat.

  • Co-Chairmen: Richard ABNETT (United Kingdom)
  • Secretary: Gustavo Starling LEONARDOS (Brazil)
  • Member: Sándor VIDA (Hungary)
  • Chairman: Dr. Gerd F. Kunze (Switzerland)
  • Co-Chairmen: Gabriel M. Frayne (USA)
  • Member: William F. Richards (Great Britain)