Standing Committee

Trademark licensing and franchising

Licence de marque et "franchising"

Warenzeichenlizenzen und Franchising

Q116 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To monitor and advise on the development of international legislation concerning trademark licensing and franchising.
    To monitor and advise on developments on national and regional levels likely to influence international harmonisation and legislation on the subject.
    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:
    – all EU and other GO´s documentation
    – other 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: Jorge OTAMENDI (Argentina)
  • Secretary: Denis MONEGIER DU SORBIER (France)
  • Chairman: Prof. Dr. Charles Gielen (The Netherlands)
  • Co-Chairmen: Joseph J. Joyce (USA)
  • Co-Chairmen: Qingfa Meng (China)