Study Committee

Trademarks and Internet domain names

Marques et noms de domaine Internet

Marken und Internet Domain Namen

Q143 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare and handle the question placed on the agenda of the Congress in Rio de Janeiro 1998.
    To follow and monitor the development of the protection of Trademarks and Trade names in connection with Internet domain names in international legislation under the current WIPO project.
    To formulate and with the approval of the Bureau to submit and to represent AIPPI’s standpoint at WIPO and other GO Meetings.

  • Monitoring:

    To monitor in addition:
    – the development of multinational legislation and harmonisation projects of EU and other international GOs
    – multinational legislation and other political measures likely to impair protection
    – major national legislation and ju

  • Advise to the Bureau:

    To advise on:
    – preparation of Working Guidelines
    – Summary Report, Draft Resolution
    – 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 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 Q92.
    An information exchange on intellectual property issues related to information networks should be maintained with Q132 and Q160.
    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-Chairman: Annette KUR (Germany)
  • Chairman: Ian J. Kaufman (USA)
  • Secretary: Benjamin Katekar (Australia)
  • Member: Paul L. Reeshamp (The Netherlands)