Standing Committee

Harmonisation of Trademark Law

Harmonisation du droit de marques

Harmonisierung des Markenrechts

Q92 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To promote and monitor and advise on the development of the Trademark Law Treaty and its implementation.
    To supervise the activities of the other Q 92 (E following) Committees concerning specific harmonisation issues and the project of harmonisation of substantive provisions of Trademark Law.
    To formulate, and with the approval of the Bureau to submit and represent AIPPI´s standpoint vis-à-vis WIPO.

  • 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:

    Q 92 shall coordinate WIPO related matters to
    – Internet domain names with Q 143

    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.

  • Chairman: Richard ABNETT (United Kingdom)
  • Secretary: Gustavo Starling LEONARDOS (Brazil)
  • Member: Sándor VIDA (Hungary)
  • Co-Chairman: Gabriel M. Frayne (USA)
  • Member: Fench Member