Standing Committee

The utility model protection system as an alternative to be patent protection system

Le système de protection des modèles d´utilité comme alternative au système de protection des brevets

Das System des Gebrauchsmusterschutzes als Alternative zum System des Patentschutzes

Q117B Status: Dissolved
  • Main Task:

    To study and advise on the development of an amended utility model protection system complementary to the existing patent protection system.
    In particular to study and advise on the desirability of a protection system without substantive examination in the form of an amended utility model system in parallel to examined patents.
    To formulate, and with the approval of the Bureau to submit and represent AIPPI´s standpoint vis-à-vis Government Organisations.

  • 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:

    Matters relating to the harmonisation of the model system in the EU are to be coordinated with Q 117 A.
    Matters relating to the development of the utility model protection are to be coordinated with Q 89.
    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.

  • Member: Takashi ISHIDA (Japan)
  • Member: Antonio Maurício PEDRAS ARNAUD (Brazil)
  • Chairman: Terrence J. Collins (Australia)
  • Co-Chairman: Franco Buzzi (Italy)
  • Secretary: Rainer A. Kuhnen (Germany)