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2016 AIPPI World Congress – Milan

September 16 - September 20

| €3470

The venue of the 2016 AIPPI World Congress will be Milan, home of fashion, industry and design. There is no better place to learn and discuss hot IP topics in a pleasant environment, placed right in the centre of Italy and Europe. See you there!

The annual AIPPI World Congresses offer excellent networking opportunities and educational programmes, which feature workshops on international IP issues, special panels of experts, mock trials and much more. Our forthcoming World Congress will take place in Milan, Italy and we expect to welcome around 2500 participants from all over the world. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to reach a wide audience and become a sponsor and/or an exhibitor.

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Details

Start:
September 16
End:
September 20
Cost:
€3470
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.aippi2016.it

Organizer

AIPPI
Phone:
+41 44 280 58 80
Website:
www.aippi2016.it

Venue

Milano Congressi (MICO) North Wing
Via Gattamelata 5 (Gates 14&15), Milan, Italy
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Standing Committee

Pharma and Biotechnology

Pharma et biotechnologie

Pharma und Biotechnologie

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy,
    regulatory and legal frameworks relating to intellectual property protection for:

    •        pharmaceutical products and processes;

    •        diagnostic products;

    •        medical devices; and

    •        biotechnology  (including plant varieties) and biological products , 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; and

    •        the scope of protection under international instruments, eg TRIPs, the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) Convention and the European Patent Convention, but excluding:

    •        the scope of work of the Standing Committee on IP and genetic resources / traditional knowledge; and

    •        medical devices, other than to the extent this committee may be able to provide expert input should that subject matter be considered within the scope of work of the Standing Committee on Patents,

    (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 other NGOs in the Field.

    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field, including documentation of InterPat and other NGOs in the Field, and documentation of UPOV, and national and regional Patent Offices.

    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 Patents (for matters relevant to the Field or where the Field may be relevant to the work of the Standing Committee on Patents)
    Standing Committee on Trademarks (for matters relevant to the Field)

Members:
  • Chair: John C. TODARO (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Amy FENG (China)
  • Secretary: Duncan RIBBONS (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Orly ALSTER (Israel)
  • Member: Gusztáv BACHER (Hungary)
  • Member: Ezgi BAKLACI (Turkey)
  • Member: Martín BENSADON (Argentina)
  • Member: Cristina BIGGI (Italy)
  • Member: Charles Aaron BOULAKIA (Canada)
  • Member: Hugo CARO (Spain)
  • Member: Hector E. CHAGOYA C. (Mexico)
  • Member: Maria Sophia CRUZ-ABRENICA (Philippines)
  • Member: Li FENG (United States of America)
  • Member: Carlos FERNANDEZ DAVILA (Peru)
  • Member: David GILAT (Israel)
  • Member: Sevgi GOKCEK AYGOREN (Turkey)
  • Member: Rana GOSAIN (Brazil)
  • Member: Carolyn HARRIS (Australia)
  • Member: Simon HOLZER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Martin KLOK (Netherlands)
  • Member: Joanna KRAKOWIAK (Poland)
  • Member: Andras KUPECZ (Netherlands)
  • Member: Maria Carmela T. MARANAN (Philippines)
  • Member: Cyra NARGOLWALLA (France)
  • Member: Carlos Reynaldo OLARTE (Colombia)
  • Member: Makoto ONO (Japan)
  • Member: Beat RAUBER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Christophe RONSE (Belgium)
  • Member: Nicolas RUIZ VINCENT (Spain)
  • Member: Joseph SCHMITZ (Switzerland)
  • Member: Ran VOGEL (Israel)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ralph NACK

Study Committee

Security Interests over Intellectual Property

Sûretés sur les droits de propriété intellectuelle

Sicherungsrechte an Rechten des Geistigen Eigentums

Garantías reales sobre los derechos de la Propiedad Industrial e intelectual

Status: Active Meeting:
  • Main Task:

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

Members:
  • Chair: Marc RICHARDS (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Christian GASSAUER-FLEISSNER (Austria)
  • Co-Chair: Michela MAGGI (Italy)
  • Secretary: Erik FICKS (Sweden)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ralph NACK

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: Mh.l. HEMMER (Netherlands)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Yusuke INUI

Study Committee

Requirements for protection of designs

Conditions pour la protection des dessins et modèles

Voraussetzungen für den Schutz von Designs

Requisitos para la protección de los diseños

Status: Active Meeting:
  • Main Task:

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

Members:
  • Chair: Christopher CARANI (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Hiromichi AOKI (Japan)
  • Co-Chair: Sara ASHBY (United Kingdom)
  • Secretary: Johanna LILJA (Finland)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

Study Committee

Added matter: the standard for determining adequate support for amendments

Eléments ajoutés : les critères de détermination d’un support suffisant des modifications

Hinzugefügte Gegenstände: Der Beurteilungsmaßstab für hinreichende Stützung von Änderungen

Materia añadida: los criterios para determinar el soporte adecuado de las modificaciones

Status: Active Meeting:
  • Main Task:

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

Members:
  • Chair: Alain GALLOCHAT (France)
  • Co-Chair: Lamberto LIUZZO (Italy)
  • Co-Chair: Clare CUNLIFFE (Australia)
  • Secretary: Matthew ZISCHKA (Canada)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

Standing Committee

Commercialisation of IP

Exploitation des droits sur la propriété intellectuelle

Verwertung von Schutzrechten

Q248 Status: Active Meeting:
  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks and provide practical guidelines relating to the commercialisation of intellectual property at national, regional and international levels, including:

    laws, regulations and policy initiatives related to the commercialisation of IP, including without limitation:

    • special regimes for IP
    • tax laws
    • state aid law
    • insolvency laws
    • guidelines by UNCITRAL and UNECEP0F

    legal vehicles to commercialise IP and their advantages/disadvantages, including:

    • spin-offs and start-ups
    • joint ventures/other joint commercialisation vehicles
    • university/academic technology transfer agencies/other IP commercialisation agencies
    • patent pools
    • IP holding entities

    commercialisation procedures and IP management, including:

    • assignment/sale
    • licensing and other rights of use
    • sale and licensing-back
    • IP brokering/auctioning
    • Securitisation of IP, pledging and other forms of security
    • IP auditing, valuation and accounting
    • IP due diligence and best practice

    empirical studies on the effectiveness of the various vehicles and procedures

    special needs of different users, eg SMEs, entrepreneurs but excluding:

    • enforcement of IP rights
    • (F)RAND issues
    • compulsory licensing

    (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 documents of LESI and IPO.

    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 coordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below in relation to matters relevant to the Field.

    United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

    Other than WIPO documents which the Bureau receives directly.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on Copyright
    Standing Committee on Designs
    Standing Committee on Enforcement
    Standing Committee on Patents
    Standing Committee on Standards and Patents
    Standing Committee on Trademarks

Members:
  • Chair: Michael S. CONNOR (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Jan Pieter HUSTINX (Netherlands)
  • Secretary: Benny SPIEWAK (Brazil)
  • Member: Iveta BORISOVA (Bulgaria)
  • Member: Eryck CASTILLO ORIVE (Mexico)
  • Member: Trevor COOK (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Johan ENGDAHL (Sweden)
  • Member: Erik FICKS (Sweden)
  • Member: Christian GASSAUER-FLEISSNER (Austria)
  • Member: Juliana GEBARA DE SENE (Brazil)
  • Member: Ingo GEHRING (Germany)
  • Member: Ehud HAUSMAN (Israel)
  • Member: Sanaz JAVADI (Switzerland)
  • Member: Sun R. KIM (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Pierre KOBEL (Switzerland)
  • Member: Deborah KUCHLER (Australia)
  • Member: (Carissa) Huihui LI (China)
  • Member: Llewellyn L. LLANILLO (Philippines)
  • Member: Junko MUKOYAMA (Japan)
  • Member: Olgac NACAKCI (Turkey)
  • Member: Divina Gracia PEDRON (Philippines)
  • Member: Elena SHAMRINA (Ukraine)
  • Member: Victor SIBER (United States of America)
  • Member: Michal SICIAREK (Poland)
  • Member: Renée XAVIER (Singapore)
  • Member: Seda YILDIRIM (Turkey)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ralph NACK

Standing Committee, Study Committee

Unitary Patent / Unified Patent Court

Brevet unitaire / Juridiction unifiée des brevets

Einheitliches Patent / einheitliches Patentgericht

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, regulatory and legal frameworks relating to the Unified Patents Court and Unitary Patent, including the UPC Preparatory Committee and the Select Committees of the EPO responsible for the Unitary Patent.

    (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 documents issued from the European Commission, Preparatory Committee and EPO.

    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.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees::

    Standing Committee on Standards and Patents
    Standing Committee on ADR
    Standing Committee on Patents

Members:
  • Chair: Alan JOHNSON (United Kingdom)
  • Co-Chair: Thierry CALAME (Switzerland)
  • Secretary: Annsley WARD (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Christof AUGENSTEIN (Germany)
  • Member: Rainer BEETZ (Austria)
  • Member: Hélène CORRET (France)
  • Member: Thomas CUCHE (France)
  • Member: Jacqueline M. DASPIT (United States of America)
  • Member: Gualtiero Luca DRAGOTTI (Italy)
  • Member: Andrés ESTEVA WURTS (Mexico)
  • Member: Kim FINNILä (Finland)
  • Member: Örjan GRUNDéN (Sweden)
  • Member: Michal HAVLIK (Czech Republic)
  • Member: Lori-Ann JOHNSON (United States of America)
  • Member: Louise JONSHAMMAR (Sweden)
  • Member: Kaoru KURODA (Japan)
  • Member: Jochen PAGENBERG (Germany)
  • Member: Diego PALLINI GERVASI (Italy)
  • Member: John B. PEGRAM (United States of America)
  • Member: J.C.Sebastian PINCKAERS (Netherlands)
  • Member: Peter-Ulrik PLESNER (Denmark)
  • Member: Cornelis (Kees) SCHüLLER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Thierry SUEUR (France)
  • Member: József TáLAS (Hungary)
  • Member: M.g.r. VAN GARDINGEN (Netherlands)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

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: 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: Emmanuelle VARLOUD-PERAZIO (France)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

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: Christof AUGENSTEIN (Germany)
  • Secretary: Emily ONEILL (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Hakan AKDAG (Turkey)
  • Member: Christina BERGGREN (Sweden)
  • Member: Stefania BERGIA (Italy)
  • Member: Riza Ferhan CAGIRGAN (Turkey)
  • Member: Tina CHAPPELL (United States of America)
  • Member: Michael D. CRINSON (Canada)
  • Member: Gustavo DE FREITAS MORAIS (Brazil)
  • Member: Charles DE HAAS (France)
  • Member: Gerard KELLY (Ireland)
  • Member: Tae Eon KOO (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Anton KOVAL (Ukraine)
  • 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

Standing Committee

ADR

Procédures d´arbitrage et de médiation

ADR

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, legal frameworks and developments relating to Alternative Dispute Resolution, such as arbitration and mediation, at international, regional and national levels (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 Enforcement
    Standing Committee on Unitary Patent / Unified Patent Court

Members:
  • Chair: Rafael ATAB DE ARAUJO (Brazil)
  • Co-Chair: Steve BAUER (United States of America)
  • Secretary: Aurélia MARIE (France)
  • Member: Cheryl AGRIS (United States of America)
  • Member: Håkan BORGENHäLL (Sweden)
  • Member: Lorna BRAZELL (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Giovanni CASUCCI (Italy)
  • Member: Jacques DE WERRA (Switzerland)
  • Member: Norma FéLIX (Argentina)
  • Member: Zita HARSáNYI (Hungary)
  • Member: Wendela HåRDEMARK (Sweden)
  • Member: Jonathan MESIANO-CROOKSTON (Canada)
  • Member: Christian Alexander MEYER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Paolina TESTA (Italy)
  • Member: Dilek USTUN EKDIAL (Turkey)
  • Member: Kozo YABE (Japan)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

Standing Committee

Copyright

Droit d`auteur

Urheberrecht

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to copyrights and related (neighbouring) rights, including:

    • review of policy initiatives and proposed legislative changes;
    • review of judicial decisions;
    • monitoring of the copyright related agenda and work of (1) WIPO and (2) other organisations with a focus on (among other things) copyrights.

    (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.

    Other than WIPO documents which the Bureau receives directly.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on Designs

Members:
  • Chair: Jan Bernd NORDEMANN (Germany)
  • Co-Chair: Sanna WOLK (Sweden)
  • Secretary: Matthias GOTTSCHALK (Switzerland)
  • Member: John CARSON (United States of America)
  • Member: R.D. CHAVANNES (Netherlands)
  • Member: Alessandro Enrico COGO (Italy)
  • Member: Micheline DON (Netherlands)
  • Member: Piotr DYNOWSKI (Poland)
  • Member: Alex Ferdinand FIDER (Philippines)
  • Member: Gill GRASSIE (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Sophie HOLCOMBE (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Kei IIDA (Japan)
  • Member: Eryck IRIARTE (Peru)
  • Member: Diana V. IVANOVA (Belarus)
  • Member: Shiri KASHER-HITIN (Israel)
  • Member: Andriy KRYLOV (Ukraine)
  • Member: Eliza Jane MALLON (Australia)
  • Member: Philip T. MCCABE (New Zealand)
  • Member: Sergio MIRALLES MIRAVET (Spain)
  • Member: Giorgio MONDINI (Italy)
  • Member: Stefan NAUMANN (France)
  • Member: Dale NELSON (United States of America)
  • Member: Andrea RUSH (Canada)
  • Member: Luis C. SCHMIDT RUIZ DEL M. (Mexico)
  • Member: Kevin TOTTIS (United States of America)
  • Member: Attilio José VENTURA GORINI (Brazil)
  • Member: Allen WANG (China)
  • Member: Stefan WIDMARK (Sweden)
  • Member: Thomas WIDMER (Switzerland)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

Standing Committee

Designs

Dessins et Modèles

Designs und Geschmacksmuster

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to designs (including design patents), including:

    • review of policy initiatives and proposed legislative changes;
    • review of judicial decisions;
    • monitoring of the design related agenda and work of (1) WIPO, (2) OHIM and (3) other organisations with a focus on (among other things) designs,

    but excluding:

    • utility models (Gebrauchsmuster)

    (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.

    Other than WIPO documents which the Bureau receives directly.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committees on Trademarks

    Standing Committees on Copyright

Members:
  • Chair: Christopher CARANI (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Ruth ALMARAZ PALMERO (Spain)
  • Secretary: Sara ASHBY (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Prof. AVV. MARIO FRANZOSI (Italy)
  • Member: Cristiano BACCHINI (Italy)
  • Member: Curtis B. BEHMANN (Canada)
  • Member: Klaudia BLACH - MORYSINSKA (Poland)
  • Member: Subroto BOSE (United States of America)
  • Member: Pina CAMPAGNA (United States of America)
  • Member: Fernand DE VISSCHER (Belgium)
  • Member: Aysu DERICIOGLU EGEMEN (Turkey)
  • Member: Octavio ESPEJO HINOJOSA (Mexico)
  • Member: Lucas Martins GAIARSA (Brazil)
  • Member: Qing GE (China)
  • Member: Arnout GROEN (Netherlands)
  • Member: Michiel HAEGENS (Netherlands)
  • Member: Jens KüNZEL (Germany)
  • Member: Mattias MALMSTEDT (Sweden)
  • Member: Kazuko MATSUO (Japan)
  • Member: Markus MATTILA (Finland)
  • Member: Saulo MURARI CALAZANS (Brazil)
  • Member: Reinhard OERTLI (Switzerland)
  • Member: Iván A. POLI (Argentina)
  • Member: Wayne SLATER (Australia)
  • Member: Simon STRäSSLE (Switzerland)
  • Member: Lili WU (China)
  • Member: Robert WULFF (Australia)
  • Member: Irmak YALCINER (Turkey)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

Standing Committee

Patents

Brevets

Patente

  • Scope of Work:

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

    • Statutes, regulations, policies, and examination practices relating to patents in the various jurisdictions, including without limitation:
    • Scope of patentability
    • Determination of claim scope
    • Requirements for sufficiency of disclosure
    • Formal requirements, including formatting and required declarations
    • Inventorship and ownership of patents
    • Determination of infringement, including infringement defences but excluding:

    • Developments relating to the Patent Cooperation Treaty
    • Design patents

    (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 coordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on PCT on Design
    Standing Committee on IP and Internet

Members:
  • Chair: Koen M.L. BIJVANK (Netherlands)
  • Co-Chair: Alain GALLOCHAT (France)
  • Secretary: Andrew T. MEUNIER (United States of America)
  • Member: Sabine AGé (France)
  • Member: Seong T. AHN (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Maria del Carmen ARANA (Peru)
  • Member: Martín BENSADON (Argentina)
  • Member: Ted CHWU (Independent members)
  • Member: Johanna FLYTHSTRöM (Finland)
  • Member: Takashi FUJITA (Japan)
  • Member: Enrico GATTI (Italy)
  • Member: Tim ISERIEF (Netherlands)
  • Member: Patricia KOCH MORENO (Spain)
  • Member: Karsten KOENIGER (Germany)
  • Member: Tatjana KUKSHINA (Ukraine)
  • Member: Lamberto LIUZZO (Italy)
  • Member: Philip MENDES DA COSTA (Canada)
  • Member: Rowanie NAKAN (Philippines)
  • Member: Rogelio C. NICANDRO (Philippines)
  • Member: Robert J. O'CONNELL (United States of America)
  • Member: Nevin ONER (Turkey)
  • Member: Gaye RAMAZANOGLU (Turkey)
  • Member: Beat RAUBER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Marc RICHARDS (United States of America)
  • Member: Fraser D. ROWAND (Canada)
  • Member: Sascha SALOMONOWITZ (Austria)
  • Member: Daniel SANCHEZ Y BEJAR (Mexico)
  • Member: Yali SHAO (China)
  • Member: Christopher STOTHERS (United Kingdom)
  • Member: David TADGELL (Australia)
  • Member: João Luis VIANNA (Brazil)
  • Member: Jonas WESTERBERG (Sweden)
  • Member: Neriman Dilek YILDIRIM (Turkey)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: John P. Osha

Standing Committee

Piracy and Counterfeiting

Piratage et contrefaçon

Piraterie und Fälschung

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy regulatory and legal frameworks relating to anti-counterfeiting and piracy, 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[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.

    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

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

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on Enforcement

Members:
  • Chair: Manon RIEGER-JANSEN (Netherlands)
  • Co-Chair: Ann-Charlotte SöDERLUND (Sweden)
  • Secretary: Damian G. WASSERBAUER (United States of America)
  • Member: Zeynep Seda ALHAS (Turkey)
  • Member: Adriana BARRERA (Peru)
  • Member: Hanna-Maija ELO (Finland)
  • Member: José Ramón FERNáNDEZ CASTELLANOS (Spain)
  • Member: Marcin FIJALKOWSKI (Poland)
  • Member: Raimondo GALLI (Italy)
  • Member: Bernardo HERRERIAS FRANCO (Mexico)
  • Member: Shuhui HUANG (China)
  • Member: Naresh KILARU (United States of America)
  • Member: Alessandro MASETTI ZANNINI DE CONCINA (Italy)
  • Member: Kiyoshi MURAKI (Japan)
  • Member: Alexandr PAKHARENKO (Ukraine)
  • Member: Vassil PAVLOV (Bulgaria)
  • Member: Christian ROHNER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Ashley W ROUGHTON (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Bienvenido I. SOMERA JR. (Philippines)
  • Member: Kurt STöPETIE (Netherlands)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Yusuke INUI

Standing Committee

Trademarks

Marques

Marken

  • Scope of Work:

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

    •    review of policy initiatives and proposed legislative changes;

    •    review of judicial decisions;

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

    •    monitoring ICANN developments and other domain name related issues as they relate to trademarks

    but excluding:

    •    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 coordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    No

Members:
  • Chair: Eléonore GASPAR (France)
  • Co-Chair: Alexander VON MüHLENDAHL (Germany)
  • Secretary: Elena MOLINA LóPEZ (Spain)
  • Member: Abdurrahim AYAZ (Turkey)
  • Member: Murat BASMACI (Turkey)
  • Member: Torsten BETTINGER (Germany)
  • Member: Loreto BRESKY (Chile)
  • Member: Tobias COHEN JEHORAM (Netherlands)
  • Member: Tracy CORNEAU (Canada)
  • Member: Cesare GALLI (Italy)
  • Member: Sheldon H. KLEIN (United States of America)
  • Member: Eduardo KLEINBERG (Mexico)
  • Member: Bartosz KRAKOWIAK (Poland)
  • Member: S. Yong LEE (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Jorge LLEVAT VALLESPINOSA (Spain)
  • Member: Alana LONG (Australia)
  • Member: Elena MILLER (Bulgaria)
  • Member: Anastasia MINDRUL (Ukraine)
  • Member: Masako NISHIMURA (Japan)
  • Member: Chihiro ONISHI (Japan)
  • Member: Avi ORDO (Israel)
  • Member: Dennis S PRAHL (United States of America)
  • Member: Graciela Claudia PéREZ DE INZAURRAGA (Argentina)
  • Member: Aleli Angela G. QUIRINO (Philippines)
  • Member: Michael REINLE (Switzerland)
  • Member: Joaquin SAYOC (Philippines)
  • Member: Lena SHEN (China)
  • Member: Elisabeth SIEMSEN DO AMARAL (Brazil)
  • Member: Stoyan SIRAKOV (Bulgaria)
  • Member: Shane SMYTH (Ireland)
  • Member: Béatrice THOMAS (France)
  • Member: Stefano VATTI (Italy)
  • Member: Jan Montagu VLECK (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Marieke WESTGEEST (Netherlands)
  • Member: Peter WIDMER (Switzerland)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

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)
  • Co-Chair: Leticia PROVEDEL (Brazil)
  • Secretary: J. Michael MARTINEZ DE ANDINO (United States of America)
  • 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

Standards and Patents

Normes et Brevets

Standards und Patente

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, regulatory and legal frameworks relating to standards and patents, including:
    – Developments in various standard setting organizations
    – Developments in case law and regulations in various jurisdictions;
    – Antitrust law developments in various jurisdictions.

    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 other NGOs in the Field.
    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field1.

    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 with the approval of, or upon request by the Bureau.

    With the approval of, or upon request by the Bureau, submit, represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in the Field in relevant fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    No

Members:
  • Chair: Gertjan KUIPERS (Netherlands)
  • Co-Chair: Pauline DEBRé (France)
  • Member: Alma ALVAREZ Y DELUCIO (Mexico)
  • Member: Jesus ARRIBAS GARCIA (Spain)
  • Member: Monica BARONE (United States of America)
  • Member: John BRUNNER (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Khristine C. DY (Philippines)
  • Member: Martin FäHNDRICH (Germany)
  • Member: Jeffrey GLUCK (United States of America)
  • Member: Louis-Pierre GRAVELLE (Canada)
  • Member: Michela MAGGI (Italy)
  • Member: Márcio MERKL (Brazil)
  • Member: Andrea MITTLER (Italy)
  • Member: Kiyoko NAKAOKA (Japan)
  • Member: Calvin PARK (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: P.l. REESKAMP (Netherlands)
  • Member: Christopher M. SCHERER (United States of America)
  • Member: Ekrem SOYLU (Turkey)
  • Member: Hawthorne SUH (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Masatsugu SUZUKI (Japan)
  • Member: Peter TRELOAR (Australia)
  • Member: Stephane TRONCHON (France)
  • Member: Taliah WALKLETT (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Maohua WANG (China)
  • Member: Johanna WRIGHT (Sweden)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Jonathan P. OSHA

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: Bertram HUBER (Germany)
  • Co-Chair: Casey Kook-Chan AN (Republic of Korea)
  • Secretary: Guillaume HENRY (France)
  • Member: Mehmet ATBAN (Turkey)
  • Member: Fabio BOSCARIOL DE ROBERTO (Italy)
  • Member: Ursula BRAVALLE (South Africa)
  • Member: Patricia BUNYE (Philippines)
  • Member: Wen CAO (China)
  • Member: Estelle DERCLAYE (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Filippo FERRONI (Italy)
  • 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: Natalie RAFFOUL (Canada)
  • Member: Dilek USTUN EKDIAL (Turkey)
  • Member: Margaret WELSH (United States of America)
  • Member: Alicia ÁLVAREZ DE BERKENWALD (Argentina)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ralph NACK

Standing Committee

TRIPS

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to the WTO/TRIPS Agreement and its implementation, including:

    · study of, and advice to the Bureau and AIPPI members on, proposed amendments of or additions
    to the TRIPS Agreement
    · monitoring international developments which impact on the WTO position/negotiations on TRIPS
    · monitoring activities of other international and regional bodies (GOs and NGOs) in relation to WTO/TRIPS

    (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 the Bureau key documents relevant to the Fieldi, including:
    · WTO/TRIPS documentation
    · other documents of general interest on TRIPS 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:

    Standing Committee on IP and Genetic Resources / Traditional Knowledge
    Standing Committee on Geographical Indications

Members:
  • Chair: Catherine MATEU (France)
  • Co-Chair: Manoj MENDA (India)
  • Co-Chair: Gustavo Starling LEONARDOS (Brazil)
  • Secretary: Melanie JOSE (Finland)
  • Member: Russell A. BAGNALL (South Africa)
  • Member: Konrad BECKER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Lorenza FERRARI HOFER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Ivan T. HJERTMAN (Sweden)
  • Member: Kelly HYNDMAN (United States of America)
  • Member: Jussi KARTTUNEN (Finland)
  • Member: Takeshi KOMATANI (Japan)
  • Member: Irina G. OZOLINA (Russian Federation)
  • Member: Iván A. POLI (Argentina)
  • Member: Luca RINALDI (Italy)
  • Member: Michael B. STEWART (United States of America)
  • Member: Susan VILLANUEVA (Philippines)
  • Member: Xintian YIN (China)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Yusuke INUI

Standing Committee

PCT

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, regulatory* and legal frameworks relating to the PCT, including:

    • monitoring and advising on developments of the PCT;
    • studying and advising on proposed rules and regulations relating to the PCT;
    • monitoring and advising on related WIPO activities; and
    • formulating and, with Bureau approval, submitting and representing AIPPI’s viewpoints at WIPO meetings

    (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.

    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.

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

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    No

Members:
  • Chair: Andrew SIMPSON (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Gianfranco DRAGOTTI (Italy)
  • Secretary: Gilles PFEND (Switzerland)
  • Member: Guler AYYILDIZ DAMLA (Turkey)
  • Member: Rafael BELTRAN RIVERA (Mexico)
  • Member: Noel COURAGE (Canada)
  • Member: Aurelio Ricardo HERNÁNDEZ LEHMANN (Spain)
  • Member: Loren R. HULSE (United States of America)
  • Member: Nazli Cansin KARGA (Turkey)
  • Member: Nazli KORKUT OZSOY (Turkey)
  • Member: Kiyoshi KUZUWA (Japan)
  • Member: Yi LU (China)
  • Member: Dulce Maria MIRANDA NARANJO (Spain)
  • Member: Santiago ORTUZAR (Chile)
  • Member: Elisabetta PAPA (Italy)
  • Member: Gastón RICHELET (Argentina)
  • Member: Ana Paula SANTOS CELIDôNIO (Brazil)
  • Member: Jakub SIELEWIESIUK (Poland)
  • Member: Marco ZARDI (Switzerland)
  • Member: Zongliang ZOU (China)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Jonathan P. OSHA

Standing Committee

Biotechnology (Sub-Committee of Pharma and Biotechnology)

Biotechnologie

Biotechnologie

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy,
    regulatory and legal frameworks relating to intellectual property protection for:

    •        pharmaceutical products and processes;

    •        diagnostic products;

    •        medical devices; and

    •        biotechnology  (including plant varieties) and biological products , 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; and

    •        the scope of protection under international instruments, eg TRIPs, the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) Convention and the European Patent Convention, but excluding:

    •        the scope of work of the Standing Committee on IP and genetic resources / traditional knowledge; and

    •        medical devices, other than to the extent this committee may be able to provide expert input should that subject matter be considered within the scope of work of the Standing Committee on Patents,

    (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 other NGOs in the Field.

    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field, including documentation of InterPat and other NGOs in the Field, and documentation of UPOV, and national and regional Patent Offices.

    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 Patents (for matters relevant to the Field or where the Field may be relevant to the work of the Standing Committee on Patents)

    Standing Committee on Trademarks (for matters relevant to the Field)

Members:
  • Chair: Claire BALDOCK (United Kingdom)
  • Co-Chair: Thomas BOUVET (France)
  • Secretary: Peter LUDWIG (United States of America)
  • Member: Andrew BLATTMAN (Australia)
  • Member: Graeme BOOCOCK (Canada)
  • Member: Olga CAPASSO (Italy)
  • Member: Magnus DAHLMAN (Sweden)
  • Member: Gabriel DI BLASI JR. (Brazil)
  • Member: Takashi FUJITA (Japan)
  • Member: Gesheng HUANG (China)
  • Member: Israel JIMENEZ HERNANDEZ (Mexico)
  • Member: Edgar KRIEGER (Germany)
  • Member: Maria del Pilar LOPEZ (CA-Caribbean Regional-Group)
  • Member: Maria Carmela T. MARANAN (Philippines)
  • Member: Jürgen MEIER (Germany)
  • Member: Andrés RINCóN USCATEGUI (Colombia)
  • Member: Yoon S. SHIN (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Min SON (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Hariharan SUBRAMANIAM (India)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ralph NACK

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: Richard P. BEEM (United States of America)
  • Member: Fernando BOUSSO (Brazil)
  • Member: Richard BROWN (Australia)
  • Member: Alberto CONTINI (Italy)
  • Member: Korcan DERICIOGLU (Turkey)
  • Member: Stephan FREISCHEM (Germany)
  • Member: Jorge GOMEZ ROBLES (Mexico)
  • Member: Mh.l. 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: 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: Konrad BECKER (Switzerland)
  • Co-Chair: Marlies ALLAN (Nigeria)
  • Secretary: Andrew MASSIE (Australia)
  • Member: Gaëlle BOUROUT (France)
  • Member: Maria Carmen DE SOUZA BRITO (Brazil)
  • Member: Ke KE (China)
  • Member: Daisy MACHYTKA-FRANK (Hungary)
  • Member: Martin MICHAUS (Mexico)
  • Member: David MOORE (United States of America)
  • Member: Cristobal PORZIO (Chile)
  • 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: Ralph NACK

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: Peter Dirk SIEMSEN (Brazil)
  • Co-Chair: Yoshio KUMAKURA (Japan)
  • Member: Ahmed M.G. ABOU ALI (Egypt)
  • Member: Maria del Carmen ARANA (Peru)
  • Member: Tal BAND (Israel)
  • Member: Jose COCHINGYAN III (Philippines)
  • Member: Clare CUNLIFFE (Australia)
  • Member: Rico V. DOMINGO (Philippines)
  • Member: Christian DURÁN (Spain)
  • Member: Grant FISHER (Australia)
  • Member: Mark GUETLICH (Germany)
  • Member: Samir Mahmoud HAMZA (Egypt)
  • Member: Sharon A. ISRAEL (United States of America)
  • Member: Christian LEDERER (Germany)
  • Member: Andres MELOSSI (Chile)
  • Member: Alfredo RANGEL ORTIZ (Mexico)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Yusuke INUI

Standing Committee

Client Attorney Privilege

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, regulatory and legal frameworks relating to “Client Attorney Privilege” (by which is meant any legal process which in effect protects clients from forcible disclosure of communications between clients and their IP advisers in relation to IP professional advice) including

    • identification of shortcomings in respect of Client Attorney Privilege nationally and/or internationally and suggestion of solutions to those shortcomings,
    • 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,
    • education of lawmakers, users and the public including industry

    (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.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees::

    No

Members:
  • Chair: Steven B. GARLAND (Canada)
  • Co-Chair: Wouter PORS (Netherlands)
  • Co-Chair: Shoichi OKUYAMA (Japan)
  • Co-Chair: James TUMBRIDGE (United Kingdom)
  • Secretary: Andri HESS (Switzerland)
  • Member: Ahmed M.G. ABOU ALI (Egypt)
  • Member: Pravin ANAND (India)
  • Member: Justin Chuma ANOSIKE (Nigeria)
  • Member: Russell A. BAGNALL (South Africa)
  • Member: Julie BALLANCE (New Zealand)
  • Member: Fernando BARREDA (Peru)
  • Member: Fernando BARREDA (Peru)
  • Member: Jacques BAUVIR (France)
  • Member: Sung Jai CHOI (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Ejvind CHRISTIANSEN (Denmark)
  • Member: Cita CITRAWINDA NOERHADI (Indonesia)
  • Member: Pier Luigi DE ANNA (Italy)
  • Member: Luis DE LARRAMENDI (Spain)
  • Member: M.N. Aydin DERIS (Turkey)
  • Member: Peter FRANKE (Australia)
  • Member: David GILAT (Israel)
  • Member: Shalva GVARAMADZE (Georgia)
  • Member: Gunnar Orn HARDARSON (Iceland)
  • Member: Michal HAVLIK (Czech Republic)
  • Member: David W. HILL (United States of America)
  • Member: Tim JACKSON (New Zealand)
  • Member: Marius Jakulis JASON (Lithuania)
  • Member: Morris JOHN (Singapore)
  • Member: Urmas KAULER (Estonia)
  • Member: Yawar Irfan KHAN (Pakistan)
  • Member: Seong-ki KIM (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Olga I. KOUZNETSOVA (Belarus)
  • Member: Dragana LEHOCKI (Serbia)
  • Member: Jeffrey LEWIS (United States of America)
  • Member: (Richard) Yi LI (China)
  • Member: Johanna LILJA (Finland)
  • Member: Margareta LINDEROTH (Sweden)
  • Member: Marja-Leena MANSALA (Finland)
  • Member: Gatis MERZVINSKIS (Latvia)
  • Member: Martin MICHAUS (Mexico)
  • Member: David MUSKER (United Kingdom)
  • Member: María Milagros NEBREDA (Venezuela)
  • Member: Valentina NESHEVA (Bulgaria)
  • Member: Rogelio C. NICANDRO (Philippines)
  • Member: Yuzuru OKABE (Japan)
  • Member: Jorge OTAMENDI (Argentina)
  • Member: Antonina PAKHARENKO-ANDERSON (Ukraine)
  • Member: Helen PAPACONSTANTINOU (Greece)
  • Member: Joao PEREIRA DA CRUZ (Portugal)
  • Member: Chew PHYE KEAT (Malaysia)
  • Member: Cristobal PORZIO (Chile)
  • Member: Shane SMYTH (Ireland)
  • Member: Helmut SONN (Austria)
  • Member: Amund Brede SVENDSEN (Norway)
  • Member: Wojciech TRYBOWSKI (Poland)
  • Member: József TáLAS (Hungary)
  • Member: Chavalit UTTASART (Thailand)
  • Member: Raluca VASILESCU (Romania)
  • Member: Erwin-Detlef VON AHSEN (Germany)
  • Member: Mladen VUKMIR (Croatia)
  • Member: Alexey V. ZALESOV (Russian Federation)
  • Member: CLAUDIA Maria ZERAIK (Brazil)
  • Member: Juan Carolos Suarez (Colombia)
  • Non Member: Rula Nosseir (APPI-MAF)
Reporters:
  • Reporter General: Sarah MATHESON

Committee: Security Interests over Intellectual Property

Committee: Linking and making available on the Internet

Committee: Requirements for protection of designs

Committee: Added matter: the standard for determining adequate support for amendments

Committee: Patents

Committee: Trademarks

Committee: PCT

Committee: Biotechnology (Sub-Committee of Pharma and Biotechnology)

Committee: Information Technology and Internet

Committee: IP and genetic resources / traditional knowledge

Committee: Client Attorney Privilege