Committees

Study Committee

Protection of terms in foreign languages as mark

Protection d´expressions en langue étrangère comme marque

Schutz von fremdsprachlichen Ausdrücken als Marke

  • Main Task:

    To continue the study initiated at the Executive Committee Meeting in Vienna 1997.
    To follow and monitor the development of legislation and jurisprudence on the question of protection of terms in foreign languages as mark.

  • Monitoring:

    To monitor in addition:
    – the development of multinational legislation and harmonisation projects, including WIPO, EU and other international GOs
    – mayor national legislation and jurisprudence

  • Advise to the Bureau:

    To advise on:
    – developments in the field rendering intervention of AIPPI desirable
    – issues meriting further study
    – continuation of the Q 133 study in accordance with the Resolution of 1997
    – possibilities of cooperation with other NGOs

  • Documentation:

    Collect and provide the Bureau with:
    – all EU and other international GO documentation on the subject (the Bureau receives WIPO documents directly)
    – national documentation of particular interest

  • 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:

    WIPO related matters are to be coordinated with Q 92.
    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.

Members:
  • Chairman: Luis-Alfonso DURÁN (Spain)
  • Co-Chairmen: Jorge OTAMENDI (Argentina)
  • Co-Chairmen: Ella CHEONG (Independent members)
  • Secretary: Silvia VILLA (Italy)