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2004 AIPPI World Congress – Geneva

June 19, 2004 - June 23, 2004

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Start:
June 19, 2004
End:
June 23, 2004
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Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva, Switzerland
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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: Shaohui YUAN (China)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Yusuke INUI

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: Maria Carmen DE SOUZA BRITO (Brazil)
  • Co-Chair: Martin MICHAUS (Mexico)
  • Secretary: Cristobal PORZIO (Chile)
  • Member: Marlies ALLAN (Nigeria)
  • Member: Gaëlle BOUROUT (France)
  • Member: Ke KE (China)
  • Member: Daisy MACHYTKA-FRANK (Hungary)
  • Member: David MOORE (United States of America)
  • 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

Community Patent Regulation

Règlement sur le brevet communautaire

Die Gemeinschaftspatent-Verordnung

  • Main Task:

    To study and prepare an opinion paper, expressing the views of AIPPI national and regional groups of the European Commission proposal.

  • Monitoring:

    To monitor:
    – The evolution of the European Commission’s proposal.
    – The opinion documents prepared by other Organizations.

  • Advise Bureau:

    To advise on:
    – Developments in the status of the European Commission proposal;
    – Issues meriting further study;
    – instruction to AIPPI Representatives;
    – possibilities of cooperation with NGOs

  • Documentation:

    Collect and provide the Bureau with:
    – documents prepared by the European Commission, European Parliament, Member States and other bodies;
    – documents originating from other NGOs

  • Reporting:

    To provide (in addition to point 7):
    – within 1 month a written Report on all Meetings attended
    – immediately Reports on matters of special interest in the field

  • Special Instructions:

    Except as otherwise agreed all Reports, Minutes and other documentation are to be submitted to the General Secretariat.

Members:
  • Chair: Peter-Ulrik PLESNER (Denmark)
  • Co-Chair: Luc SANTARELLI (France)
  • Member: Geoffrey BAYLISS (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Nanno M. LENZ (Germany)
  • Member: Ana Maria P.da SILVA (Portugal)
  • Member: Luigi Carlo UBERTAZZI (Italy)
  • Secretary: Enrique Armijo (SP)
  • Member: Takhiro Koshibu (JP)
Reporters:
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Sara ULFSDOTTER

Standing Committee

Content and relevance of industrial applicability and/or utility as requirements for patentability

Le contenu et la pertinence des critères de l'application industrielle et/ou de l'utilité comme conditions de brevetabilité

Inhalt und Bedeutung der gewerblichen Anwendbarkeit und/oder Nützlichkeit ("utility") als Patentierungsvoraussetzungen

Q180 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Questionnaire based on the Resolution adopted in Geneva and the discussions in Berlin to be distributed among the NRG in order to propose the adoption of a further Resolution to the Gothenburg Congress.

  • Advise Bureau:

    To advise the Bureau on further steps to be taken in consideration of the definition of patentability criteria.

  • Documentation:

    To collect and to provide the Bureau with all documents of general interest on the subject.

  • Reporting:

    Reports and documents (Questionnaire, Resolution) depending on progress made in the process, at least every two months.

Members:
  • Chairman: Isabelle ROMET (France)
  • Secretary: Gunnar BAUMGäRTEL (Germany)
  • Member: Rob AERTS (Netherlands)
  • Member: Eiichiro KUBOTA (Japan)
  • Member: Ross MCFARLANE (Australia)
  • Member: Jan Montagu VLECK (United Kingdom)
  • Co-Chairman: Alex Macklin (Canada)
  • Member: Gao Lulin (China)
  • Member: Rich
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Jochen BüHLING

Standing Committee

Scope of Patent Protection

Extension de la protection des brevets

Umfang des Patentschutzes

Q178 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Questionnaire on the Scope of Patent Protection to be sent to the National and Regional Groups as well as to Industry and other organisations

    To evaluate the answers received following the sending of the Questionnaire and establish R

Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Jochen BüHLING

Standing Committee

Substantive Trademark Law Harmonisation

Harmonisation du Droit Matériel des Marques

Harmonisierung des materiellen Markenrechts

  • Main Task:

    To monitor the work of the WIPO Standing Committee on Trademarks (SCT), to attend their meetings, to study their proposals and in particular advise on the works on Trademark Harmonization proposals

    To formulate, and with the approval of the Burea

  • Documentation:

    Assemble all drafts and published comments also form other NGOs and all documents of WIPO (SCT) on the Harmonization of the Trademark Law

Members:
  • Chairman: Marino PORZIO (Chile)
  • Co-Chairman: Roland MALLINSON (United Kingdom)
  • Secretary: Matthew SWINN (Australia)
  • Member: Brett A. AUGUST (United States of America)
  • Member: Gérard DU PLESSIS (South Africa)
  • Member: Richard METZGER (France)
  • Member: Kozo TAKEUCHI (Japan)
  • Member: Joaquín Latas (Spa
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Nicolai LINDGREEN

Standing Committee

Enforcement of IP Rights

Exercice des droits de propriété intellectuelle

Durchsetzung von Rechten des Geistigen Eigentums

  • Main Task:

    To monitor, study and advise on the development of Enforcement of IP Rights in
    particular the Draft EU Directive and the WIPO proposal

    To formulate, and with the approval of the Bureau to submit and represent AIPPI’s
    standpoint at the European Commission and WIPO Meetings (particularly at the Advisory Committee on Enforcement)

    To prepare Questionnaire(s), analyse the comments of National/Regional Groups and
    prepare Resolutions if necessary

  • Monitoring:

    To monitor developments of general interest in the field.

  • Advise Bureau:

    Advise Bureau in writing on all activities of the Committee

    As well as to advise the Bureau on all issues meriting further study.

  • Documentation:

    Collect and provide the Bureau with all documents of general interest on the subject.

  • Reporting:

    To provide
    – Annually 2 months before each international Meeting an account of activities since the last such Meeting
    – Within 1 month a written Report on all Meetings attended
    -Immediately Reports on matters of special interest in the field

Members:
  • Chairman: Alexander HARGUTH (Germany)
  • Secretary: Nuno CRUZ (Portugal)
  • Member: Janusz FIOLKA (Poland)
  • Member: Bernardo HERRERIAS FRANCO (Mexico)
  • Member: Bo JOHANSSON (Sweden)
  • Member: Imre MOLNáR (Hungary)
  • Member: Jorge OTAMENDI (Argentina)
  • Member: Jean-Bruno THéVENET (France)
  • Co-Chairman: Ikuko Shimogawara (Japan)
  • Member: Benjamin Katekar (Australia)
  • Member: Yan Ma (China)
  • Member: Jean-Christohpe Troussel (Belgium)
  • Member: Richard Gresalfi (United States)
  • Member: Jeremy Brown (United Kingdom)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Dariusz SZLEPER

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: Sharon A. ISRAEL (United States of America)
  • Co-Chair: Yoshio KUMAKURA (Japan)
  • Secretary: Grant FISHER (Australia)
  • 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: Mark GUETLICH (Germany)
  • Member: Samir Mahmoud HAMZA (Egypt)
  • Member: Christian LEDERER (Germany)
  • Member: Andres MELOSSI (Chile)
  • Member: Alfredo RANGEL ORTIZ (Mexico)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Yusuke INUI

Study Committee

Employers’ rights to intellectual property

Les droits des employeurs dans le domaine de la propriété intellectuelle

Rechte des Arbeitgebers/Dienstherrn an geistigem Eigentum

Q183 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the Meeting of the Executive Committee to be held at the Congress in Geneva in June 2004.

Members:
  • Chairman: Niklas BRUUN (Finland)
  • Co-Chair: Kenichi MATSUMOTO (Japan)
  • Secretary: Elisabeth KASZNAR FEKETE (Brazil)
  • Member: Peter FRANKE (Australia)
  • Member: Michal HAVLIK (Czech Republic)
  • Member: Hao MA (China)
  • Member: Gereon ROTHER (Germany)
  • Member: Ivan Luis SEMPERE MASSA (Spain)
Reporters:
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Dariusz SZLEPER

Study Committee

Database protection at national and international level

La protection nationale et internationale des bases de données

Nationaler und internationaler Rechtsschutz von Datenbanken

Q182 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the Meeting of the Executive Committee to be held at the Congress in Geneva in June 2004.

Members:
  • Chairman: Sergio M. ELLMANN (Argentina)
  • Co-Chairman: Nicola DAGG (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Erwin BASINSKI (United States of America)
  • Member: Csaba SáR (Hungary)
  • Secretary: Ingo Meitinger (CH)
Reporters:
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Thierry CALAME

Study Committee

Conditions for registration and scope of protection of non-conventional trademarks

Conditions de inscription et a la portee de toutes les marques non-conventionnelles

Eintragungsvoraussetzungen und Schutzumfang von nicht-konventionellen Marken

Q181 Status: Dissolved Meeting:
  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the Meeting of the Executive Committee to be held at the Congress in Geneva in June 2004.

Members:
  • Chairman: Michael TREIS (Switzerland)
  • Co-Chair: Jorge OTAMENDI (Argentina)
  • Secretary: Susanna LEONG (Singapore)
  • Member: B.a. KIST (Netherlands)
  • Member: Clark LACKERT (United States of America)
  • Member: Christian ROHNKE (Germany)
  • Member: Evelyne ROUX (France)
  • Member: Matthew SWINN (Australia)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Ian KARET

Committee: Content and relevance of industrial applicability and/or utility as requirements for patentability

Committee: Employers’ rights to intellectual property

Committee: Database protection at national and international level

Committee: Conditions for registration and scope of protection of non-conventional trademarks

WS I – Practical consequences of case law granting protection as registered trademarks of descriptive marks and determination of their scope of protection.

Les conséquences pratiques de la jurisprudence octroyant une protection aux marques descriptives comme marques enregistrées et détermination de leur sphère de protection.

Praktische Konsequenzen der Rechtsprechung zur Eintragung beschreibender Marken und zur Bestimmung ihres Schutzbereichs.


WS II – Strategies for optimizing patent protection after the enlargement of the European Union. The European and national patent systems versus the Community Patent.

Stratégies pour optimiser la protection des brevets après l’élargissement de l’Union Européenne. Les systèmes de brevets européens et nationaux contre le brevet communautaire.

Strategien zur Optimierung des Patentschutzes nach der Erweiterung der Europäischen Union. Europäische und nationale Patentsysteme gegenüber dem Gemeinschaftspatent.


WS III – Filing strategies for the protection of marks making use of the Madrid Protocol, regional sys-tems like the Community Trademark, national systems and combinations thereof.

Les stratégies de dépôt pour la protection des marques faisant usage du Protocole de Madrid, des systèmes de protection régionaux comme la marque communautaire, des systèmes nationaux et des combinaisons entre ces systèmes.

Anmeldestrategien für den Markenschutz unter Anwendung des Madrider Protokolls, regionaler Systeme wie der Gemeinschaftsmarke, nationaler Systeme und Kombinationen davon.


WS IV – Interface between license agreements on technology transfer including IP rights and know-how and the rules on free competition and antitrust in the light of TRIPS. New block exemption rules in the EU.

L’interface entre les contrats de licence portant sur le transfert de technologie incluant des droits de propriété intellectuelle et du savoir-faire et le droit de la concurrence à la lumière des ADPIC (TRIPS). Les nouvelles règles des exemptions par catégories dans l’UE.

Die Schnittstelle zwischen Lizenzverträgen über Technologietransfer einschliesslich gewerblicher Schutzrechte und Know-how und den Regeln des freien Wettbewerbs und des Kartellrechts im Lichte von TRIPS. Neue Gruppenfreistellungsregeln in der EU.


WS V – Proposals for harmonization of rules on enforcement of Intellectual Property rights. Alternative ways of enforcement to court actions and punitive damages.

Propositions pour une harmonisation des règles sur la mise en œuvre des droits de propriété intellectuelle. Les méthodes alternatives de mise en œuvre par rapport aux actions judiciaires et aux dommages punitifs.

Vorschläge für die Harmonisierung von Regeln über die Durchsetzung gewerblicher Schutzrechte. Durchsetzungsalternativen zu gerichtlichen Verfahren und Strafschadensersatz