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2006 AIPPI World Congress – Gothenburg

October 8, 2006 - October 12, 2006

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Start:
October 8, 2006
End:
October 12, 2006
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Gothenburg
Gothenburg, Sweden
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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: Xintian YIN (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: 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

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

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: 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

Study Committee

Relationship between trademarks and geographical indications

Les relations entre les marques et les indications géographiques

Das Verhältnis zwischen Marken und geographischen Herkunftsangaben

Q191 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 Gothenburg in October 2006.

Members:
  • Chairman: Sarah MATHESON (Australia)
  • Co-Chairmen: Cesare GALLI (Italy)
  • Co-Chairmen: Karen ABRAHAM (Malaysia)
  • Secretary: Olga SIRAKOVA (Bulgaria)
Reporters:
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Thierry CALAME

Study Committee

Contracts regarding Intellectual Property Rights (assignments and licenses) and third parties

Les contrats relatifs au droit de propriété intellectuelle (transferts et licences) et les tiers

Verträge über Schutzrechte des geistigen Eigentums (Übertragung und Lizenzen) und dritte Parteien

Q190 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 Gothenburg in October 2006.

Members:
  • Co-Chairmen: David GILSON (South Africa)
  • Co-Chairmen: Eiichiro KUBOTA (Japan)
  • Secretary: Jonas WESTERBERG (Sweden)
  • Chairman: Severin de Wit (The Netherlands)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Ian KARET

Study Committee

Amendment of patent claims after grant (in court and administrative proceedings, including re-examination proceedings requested by third parties)

Modification des revendications après délivrance du brevet (devant les juridictions et dans le cadre des procédures administratives, y compris les procédures de réexamen requises par les tiers)

Änderung von Patentansprüchen nach der Erteilung (in gerichtlichen und amtlichen Verfahren unter Einschluss der von dritter Seite beantragten re-examination-Verfahren)

Q189 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 Gothenburg in October 2006.

Members:
  • Chairman: Jan D'HAEMER (Switzerland)
  • Co-Chairmen: Hirohito KATSUNUMA (Japan)
  • Co-Chairmen: Stéphane PALIX (France)
  • Secretary: Andrew T. MEUNIER (United States of America)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Jochen BüHLING
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Nicolai LINDGREEN

Study Committee

Acquiescence (tolerance) to infringement of Intellectual Property Rights

L'acceptation (tolérance) de l'atteinte au droit de propriété intellectuelle

Duldung (Tolerierung) der Verletzung geistiger Eigentumsrechte

Q192 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 Gothenburg in October 2006.

Members:
  • Chairman: Klaus HAFT (Germany)
  • Co-Chairmen: Ari LAAKKONEN (United Kingdom)
  • Co-Chairmen: Rogelio C. NICANDRO (Philippines)
  • Secretary: Carles PRAT MASIP (Spain)
Reporters:
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Dariusz SZLEPER

Committee: Relationship between trademarks and geographical indications

Committee: Contracts regarding Intellectual Property Rights (assignments and licenses) and third parties

Committee: Amendment of patent claims after grant (in court and administrative proceedings, including re-examination proceedings requested by third parties)

Committee: Acquiescence (tolerance) to infringement of Intellectual Property Rights

WI – Issues affecting trademarks for pharmaceutical products

Questions relatives aux marques pharmaceutiques

Fragen betreffend Marken für pharmazeutische Produkte


WS II – Issues affecting trademarks for pharmaceutical products

Questions relatives aux marques pharmaceutiques

Fragen betreffend Marken für pharmazeutische Produkte


WS III – Patents and medical treatment (patentability, limitations of effects, public impact, effects on production of patient specific drugs, etc.)

Brevets et traitement thérapeutique (brevetabilité, limitation des effets, effet sur le public, effet sur la production de certaines drogues pour les patients, etc.)

Patente und medizinische Behandlung (Patentierbarkeit, Wirkungsbeschränkungen, Auswirkungen auf die Öffentlichkeit, Auswirkungen auf die Produktion von patientenspezifischen Arzneimitteln usw.)


WS IV – Open Source and IP rights: Twenty years of experience

L’accès aux Codes Sources et les droits de propriété intellectuelle: 20 ans d’expérience

Open Source und Immaterialgüterrechte: 20 Jahre Erfahrung


WS V – The role of survey evidence in trademark proceedings and disputes

Le rôle de la preuve par sondage dans les litiges et procédures relatifs aux marques

Die Bedeutung von demoskopischen Umfragen in Markenverfahren und -streitigkeiten


WS VI – Technical expertise in patent litigation – A necessity for a fair trial

La compétence technique dans les litiges de brevet: une nécessité pour un procès équitable

Technische Expertise in Patentstreitigkeiten – eine Notwendigkeit für einen fairen Prozess


WS VII – Effective use of customs measures against importation of counterfeited goods

L’usage effectif des mesures douanières contre l’importation de produits contrefaits

Wirksamer Gebrauch von Zollmassnahmen gegen die Einfuhr gefälschter Waren


WS VIII – The impact of the new economic order on the WTO on economic development and on IP policy and best practices

L’impact du nouvel ordre économique de l’OMC sur le développement économique, la politique des droits de propriété industrielle et les usages

Die Auswirkungen der Neuen Wirtschaftsordnung der WTO auf wirtschaftliche Entwicklung und Immaterialgüterrechtspolitik und besten Praktiken


WS IX – The enlargement of the EU – harmonization of trademarks – opportunities and risks for Community Trademarks

Elargissement de l’Union Européenne – L’harmonisation des marques – Les risques et les opportunités pour les marques communautaires

Die Erweiterung der EU – Harmonisierung von Marken – Chancen und Risiken für Gemeinschaftsmarken


WS X – Duration of patent protection: does one size fit all?

La durée de protection des brevets: est-ce qu’une durée uniforme convient pour tout le monde?

Dauer des Patentschutzes: Passt eine Grösse für alle?