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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:

    No

Members:
  • Chair: Reinhard OERTLI (Switzerland)
  • Secretary: J. Michael MARTINEZ DE ANDINO (United States of America)
  • Member: Gina BICKNELL (United Kingdom)
  • 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)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

Standing Committee

Enforcement

Application des droits

Durchsetzung

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, legal frameworks and decisions relating to the enforcement of intellectual property rights, including that of:

    • Courts;
    • any other relevant judicial, administrative or regulatory body,

    (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; and
    • possible avenues for cooperation in relation to submissions by governments to the Court of Justice of the EU, and any other policy positions being advanced by governments or NGOs in the Field.

    In particular, investigate and advise the Bureau on current and proposed laws regarding:

    • border interdiction remedies / stopping infringing goods at the border;
    • the effect of oppositions and nullity proceedings on enforcement of intellectual property rights;
    • injunctive relief, including temporary restraining orders, interim / preliminary injunctions and permanent injunctions;
    • monetary damages or accounts of profit; and
    • ADR-centric remedies

    At a policy level, investigate and advise the Bureau on limits and constraints on the enforcement of intellectual property rights, including as imposed by the laws.

    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::

    Standing Committee on ADR
    Standing Committee on Standards & Patents
    Standing Committee on UP/UPC

     

Members:
  • Chair: Kenneth R. ADAMO (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Emily ONEILL (United Kingdom)
  • Secretary: Gustavo DE FREITAS MORAIS (Brazil)
  • Member: Shishir AGARWAL (Independent members)
  • Member: Hakan AKDAG (Turkey)
  • Member: Christof AUGENSTEIN (Germany)
  • Member: Christina BERGGREN (Sweden)
  • Member: Stefania BERGIA (Italy)
  • Member: Riza Ferhan CAGIRGAN (Turkey)
  • Member: Patrick CANTRILL (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Tina CHAPPELL (United States of America)
  • Member: Michael D. CRINSON (Canada)
  • Member: Charles DE HAAS (France)
  • Member: Gerard KELLY (Ireland)
  • Member: Tae Eon KOO (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Anton KOVAL (Ukraine)
  • Member: Victor LISOVENKO (Russian Federation)
  • Member: Manabu MIYAJIMA (Japan)
  • Member: Mary PADBURY (Australia)
  • Member: Mingo PALACIO (Argentina)
  • Member: Carlos PEREZ DE LA SIERRA (Mexico)
  • Member: Wouter PORS (Netherlands)
  • Member: Cornelis (Kees) SCHüLLER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Tsuyoshi SUEYOSHI (Japan)
  • Member: Andrea VESTITA (Italy)
  • Member: Kristin WHIDBY (United States of America)
  • Member: Yanfeng XIONG (China)
Reporters:
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

Statutory Committee

Finance Committee

Status: Active
    Members:
    • Chair: Cristobal PORZIO (Chile)
    • Member: Michael FLEUCHAUS (Germany)
    • Member: Nobushige FURUHASHI (Japan)
    • Member: Sang-joon HAHM (Republic of Korea)
    • Member: David W. HILL (United States of America)
    • Member: Stéphane PALIX (France)

    Standing Committee

    Free Trade Agreements

    Conventions libre-échange

    Freihandelsabkommen

    • Scope of Work:

      To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to IP issues of bilateral, trilateral and other Free Trade Agreements, Economic Partnership Agreements and other trade-related Agreements, including:
      •    review of policy initiatives, and proposed regulatory and legislative changes
      •    review of regulatory and judicial decisions
      •    submission of comments and recommendations to the Bureau reflecting an appropriate balance between the interests of various stakeholders

      (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 bilateral, trilateral and other Free Trade Agreements, Economic Partnership Agreements and other trade-related Agreements
      •    all documents of general interest on the subject
      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:

      No

    Members:
    • Chair: Sharon A. ISRAEL (United States of America)
    • Co-Chair: Yoshio KUMAKURA (Japan)
    • Secretary: Grant FISHER (Australia)
    • Member: Ahmed M.G. ABOU ALI (Egypt)
    • Member: Nitzan ARAD (Israel)
    • Member: Maria del Carmen ARANA (Peru)
    • Member: Raffaella ARISTA (Italy)
    • Member: Tal BAND (Israel)
    • Member: Jose COCHINGYAN III (Philippines)
    • Member: Clare CUNLIFFE (Australia)
    • Member: Rico V. DOMINGO (Philippines)
    • Member: Christian DURÁN (Spain)
    • Member: Ricardo FONSECA DE PINHO (Brazil)
    • Member: Luca GIOVE (Italy)
    • Member: Mark A. GUETLICH (United States of America)
    • Member: Samir Mahmoud HAMZA (Egypt)
    • Member: Christian LEDERER (Germany)
    • Member: Andres MELOSSI (Chile)
    • Member: Alfredo RANGEL ORTIZ (Mexico)
    • Member: Gastón RICHELET (Argentina)
    • Member: Benny SPIEWAK (Brazil)
    Reporters:
    • Assistant Reporter General: Yusuke INUI

    Standing Committee

    Geographical Indications

    Indications géographiques

    Geografische Herkunftsangaben

    • Scope of Work:

      To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to geographical indications, including:

      •    review of policy initiatives and proposed legislative changes;

      •    review of judicial decisions;

      •    monitoring of the geographical indications related agenda and work of (1) WIPO, (2) OHIM and (3) other organisations with a focus on (among other things) geographical indications

      (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.

    • Documentation:
    • Required coordination with other committees:

      Standing Committee on TRIPS
      Standing Committee on Trademark Committee

    Members:
    • Chair: Giulio Enrico SIRONI (Italy)
    • Co-Chair: Laura COLLADA SALCIDO (Mexico)
    • Secretary: Tom REID (Australia)
    • Member: Dovev APEL (Israel)
    • Member: Frédéric BRAND (Switzerland)
    • Member: Michele Elio DE TULLIO (Italy)
    • Member: Ricardo GORDó LLOBELL (Argentina)
    • Member: Paul HARRIS (United Kingdom)
    • Member: Rudolph P. HOFMANN, JR. (United States of America)
    • Member: Keri JOHNSTON (Canada)
    • Member: Ekin KARAKUS (Turkey)
    • Member: Patrick KOLE (United States of America)
    • Member: GyooHo LEE (Republic of Korea)
    • Member: Sandra LEIS (Brazil)
    • Member: Yuncheng LI (China)
    • Member: Gonçalo Moreira RATO (Portugal)
    • Member: Robert W. SACOFF (United States of America)
    • Member: Volker SCHOENE (Germany)
    • Member: Jürg SIMON (Switzerland)
    • Member: Jean-Pierre STOULS (France)
    • Member: Kurt STöPETIE (Netherlands)
    • Member: Nami TOGAWA (Japan)
    • Member: Alexey M. VAKHNIN (Russian Federation)
    • Member: Emmanuelle VARLOUD-PERAZIO (France)
    Reporters:
    • Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

    Standing Committee

    Information Technology and Internet

    Technologie de l’information et Internet

    Informationstechnologie und Internet

    • Scope of Work:

      To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to information technology and the internet including:

      • Computer software
      • Information networks
      • Integrated circuits

      (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.

      Other than WIPO documents which the Bureau receives directly.

    • Documentation:
    • Required coordination with other committees:

      No

    Members:
    • Chair: Peter FINNIE (United Kingdom)
    • Co-Chair: Alfred A. MACCHIONE (Canada)
    • Secretary: Thomas KRETSCHMER (Switzerland)
    • Member: Fernando BOUSSO (Brazil)
    • Member: Richard BROWN (Australia)
    • Member: Daniel BROWNSTONE (United States of America)
    • Member: Alberto CONTINI (Italy)
    • Member: Korcan DERICIOGLU (Turkey)
    • Member: Stephan FREISCHEM (Germany)
    • Member: Jorge GOMEZ ROBLES (Mexico)
    • Member: Pavel GUERMAN (Russian Federation)
    • Member: Martin HEMMER (Netherlands)
    • Member: Masahito IMAI (Japan)
    • Member: JoAnna LUNA (United States of America)
    • Member: Marco MACCALLI (Italy)
    • Member: Roy MELZER (Israel)
    • Member: Jonathan MOSS (United Kingdom)
    • Member: Hwan Sung PARK (Republic of Korea)
    • Member: Haim RAVIA (Israel)
    • Member: Nandu A. TALWALKAR (United States of America)
    • Member: Lili WU (China)
    Reporters:
    • Deputy Reporter General: Jonathan P. OSHA

    Standing Committee

    IP and genetic resources / traditional knowledge

    PI relative aux resources génétiques / saviors traditionnels

    IP und genetische Ressourcen / traditionelles Wissen

    • Scope of Work:

      To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to IP and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (GRTK), including:
      •    review of policy initiatives, and proposed regulatory and legislative changes
      •    review of regulatory and judicial decisions
      •    submission of comments and recommendations to the Bureau reflecting an appropriate balance between the interests of various stakeholders

      (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 the GRTK.

      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, CBD, UNESCO and related UN Meetings.

      To co ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below

    • Documentation:
    • Required coordination with other committees:

      Standing Committee on TRIPS

    Members:
    • Chair: Maria Carmen DE SOUZA BRITO (Brazil)
    • Co-Chair: Martin MICHAUS (Mexico)
    • Secretary: Cristobal PORZIO (Chile)
    • Member: Marlies ALLAN (Nigeria)
    • Member: Gaëlle BOUROUT (France)
    • Member: Shinsuke ISHIHARA (Japan)
    • Member: Ke KE (China)
    • Member: Takeshi KOMATANI (Japan)
    • Member: Daisy MACHYTKA-FRANK (Hungary)
    • Member: David MOORE (United States of America)
    • Member: Marta REIS E SILVA (Brazil)
    • Member: DeAnn F. SMITH (United States of America)
    • Member: Willem A. VAN ROOY (South Africa)
    • Member: Lauso ZAGATO (Italy)
    • Member: Carla ZUDDAS (Italy)
    Reporters:
    • Assistant to the Reporter General: Yusuke INUI
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    Standing Committee

    IP and Green Technology

    PI et technologie verte

    Geistiges Eigentum und grüne Technologie

    • Scope of Work:

      To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, regulatory and legal frameworks relating to protection and licensing of intellectual property in the context of the climate change debate, including:

      • policy initiatives, and proposed regulatory and legislative changes at national and regional levels;
      • legislation, and regulatory and judicial decisions at national and regional levels;
      • the debate about scope of protection under international instruments, eg the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UFCCC) and its appertaining Conferences of the Parties (COP);
      • the empirical basis for the climate change debate as it relates to intellectual property issues,
      • (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 in particular documentation of the UFCCC/COP .

      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:

      Standing Committee on Development and Intellectual Property
      Standing Committee on Patents (for matters relevant to the Field)

    Members:
    • Chair: Guillaume HENRY (France)
    • Co-Chair: Casey Kook-Chan AN (Republic of Korea)
    • Secretary: Natalie RAFFOUL (Canada)
    • Member: Mehmet ATBAN (Turkey)
    • Member: Ursula BARAVALLE (South Africa)
    • Member: Fabio BOSCARIOL DE ROBERTO (Italy)
    • Member: Patricia BUNYE (Philippines)
    • Member: Wen CAO (China)
    • Member: Luis Diego CASTRO CHAVARRíA (CA-Caribbean Regional-Group)
    • Member: Estelle DERCLAYE (United Kingdom)
    • Member: Filippo FERRONI (Italy)
    • Member: Bertram HUBER (Germany)
    • Member: Keiji KONDO (Japan)
    • Member: V. LAKSHMI KUMARAN (India)
    • Member: Francisco Humberto LóPEZ AVILA (Mexico)
    • Member: David MERRYLEES (Brazil)
    • Member: Tamar MORAG-SELA (Israel)
    • Member: Clara NEPPEL (Germany)
    • Member: Alexandre R. T. ODLE (Netherlands)
    • Member: David POSTOLSKI (United States of America)
    • Member: Dilek USTUN EKDIAL (Turkey)
    • Member: Margaret WELSH (United States of America)
    • Member: Marco ZARDI (Switzerland)
    • Member: Alicia ÁLVAREZ DE BERKENWALD (Argentina)
    Reporters:
    • Assistant Reporter General: Ralph NACK

    Standing Committee

    IP Office Practice & Procedures

    Pratique et procédures des Offices PI

    Praxis und Verfahren von IP-Ämtern

    Status: Active
    • Scope of Work:

      To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and procedural developments relating to IP Office Practice & Procedures including:

      • IP office procedures and guidelines for examination and registration of IP rights
      • Procedural best practices
      • Quality initiatives and pilot programs
      • Inter-office cooperative programs and procedural harmonization
      • Stakeholder and user feedback

      (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[1].

      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.

      To disseminate information relevant to the Field to AIPPI membership and, where appropriate, to solicit input from AIPPI membership.

      At the request of the Bureau, to 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.

      [1] Other than WIPO documents which the Bureau receives directly.

    • Documentation:
    Members:
    • Chair: Marina CUNNINGHAM (United States of America)
    • Member: Néstor COROMINAS MACIAS (Spain)
    • Member: Jacopo DE BENEDETTI (Italy)
    • Member: Xiaoling DUAN (China)
    • Member: Christian DURÁN (Spain)
    • Member: Alain GALLOCHAT (France)
    • Member: Valeri A. GUERMAN (Russian Federation)
    • Member: Ozlem GUNGOR (Turkey)
    • Member: Gang HU (China)
    • Member: Karri LESKINEN (Finland)
    • Member: Aurélia MARIE (France)
    • Member: Andre MEYER (Australia)
    • Member: Marcin OZOG (Poland)
    • Member: Tiago REIS NOBRE (Portugal)
    • Member: Markus RIECK (Germany)
    • Member: Maria Vianey ROMO DE VIVAR GUTIERREZ (Mexico)
    • Member: Saleit SHAHAR (Israel)
    • Member: Kwan-Ho SHIN (Republic of Korea)
    • Member: Shinichi UEDA (Japan)
    Reporters:
    • First Deputy Reporter General: Jonathan P. OSHA

    Study Committee

    Linking and making available on the Internet

    Création de liens et mise à disposition sur Internet

    Verlinkung und Zugänglichmachung im Internet

    La creación de enlaces y la puesta a disposición en Internet

    Status: Active Meeting:
    • Main Task:

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

    Members:
    • Chair: Brian W. GRAY (Canada)
    • Co-Chair: Justyna TOKARZEWSKA (Poland)
    • Co-Chair: Susanna LEONG (Singapore)
    • Secretary: Martin HEMMER (Netherlands)
    Reporters:
    • Assistant Reporter General: Yusuke INUI