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2009 AIPPI Forum & Executive Committee Meeting – Buenos Aires

October 10, 2009 - October 15, 2009

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Start:
October 10, 2009
End:
October 15, 2009
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Study Committee

The Impact of Co-Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights on their Exploitation

L´influence de la copropriété des Droits de Propriété Intellectuelle sur leur exploitation

Der Einfluß der Mitinhaberschaft an Rechten des Geistigen Eigentums auf deren Verwertung

  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the Meeting of the Executive Committee to be held at the Meeting in Buenos Aires from October 10 to 15, 2009.

    Deadline for Group Reports February 28, 2009

Members:
  • Chairman: Luis C. SCHMIDT RUIZ DEL M. (Mexico)
  • Co-Chairmen: Eiichiro KUBOTA (Japan)
  • Co-Chairmen: Melanie JOSE (Australia)
  • Secretary: John J. ALLEN (Netherlands)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Dariusz SZLEPER

Study Committee

The protection of Major Sports Events and associated commercial activities through Trademarks and other IPR

La protection de grands événements sportifs et des activités commerciales associées par les marques et d´autres droits de propriété intellectuelle

Der Schutz bedeutender Sportereignisse und diesbezüglich zusammenhängender wirtschaftlicher Aktivitäten durch Marken und sonstiger Rechte des Geistigen Eigentums

  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI ExCo Meeting in Buenos Aires, October 2009

    Deadline for Group Reports February 28, 2009

Members:
  • Chairman: Jan Montagu VLECK (United Kingdom)
  • Co-Chairman: Joao PIMENTA (Portugal)
  • Co-Chairman: Sun R. KIM (Republic of Korea)
  • Secretary: Bartosz KRAKOWIAK (Poland)
Reporters:
  • Reporter: Nicolai LINDGREEN

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

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 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: 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

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

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

Study Committee

Border measures and other Means of Customs Intervention against Infringers

Les mesures frontalières et d´autres moyens d´intervention de Douanes à l´encotre des contrefacteurs

Grenzbeschlagnahme und andere Eingriffsmöglichkeiten der Zollbehörden gegen Verletzer

  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI ExCo Meeting in Buenos Aires, October 2009

Members:
  • Chairman: Jorge OTAMENDI (Argentina)
  • Co-Chairman: Alfred A. MACCHIONE (Canada)
  • Secretary: Klaus HAFT (Germany)
  • Co-Chairman: Lulin Gao (China)
Reporters:
  • Reporter: Thierry CALAME

Study Committee

Selection Inventions: the Inventive Step Requirement, other Patentability Criteria and Scope of Protection

Les inventions de sélection: le critère d´activité inventive, d´autres conditions de brevetabilité et l´étendue de la protection

Auswahlerfindungen: das Erfordernis der erfinderischen Tätigkeit, andere Patentierungsvoraussetzungen und Schutzbereich

  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI ExCo Meeting in Buenos Aires, October 2009

  • Documentation:

    - Working Guidelines
    – Group Reports
    – Summary Report
    – Resolution

Members:
  • Chairman: Ulf DAHLGREN (Sweden)
  • Co-Chairman: Hirohito KATSUNUMA (Japan)
  • Co-Chairman: Jonathan P. OSHA (United States of America)
  • Secretary: Anna AUTó (Spain)
Reporters:
  • Reporter: Nicola DAGG
  • Reporter: Shoichi OKUYAMA

Committee: The Impact of Co-Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights on their Exploitation

Committee: The protection of Major Sports Events and associated commercial activities through Trademarks and other IPR

Committee: Border measures and other Means of Customs Intervention against Infringers

Committee: Selection Inventions: the Inventive Step Requirement, other Patentability Criteria and Scope of Protection


I
Recent developments in the criterion of inventive step / nonobviousness and the outlook for the future
–  Introduction
–  Daniel E. Altman (USA)
–  Koen Bijvank (The Netherlands)
–  Seong-Ki Kim (Korea)
–  Eleni Kossonakou (Germany)
–  Gabriel Leonardos (Brazil)


II
Trademarks and the Internet – Comparison web sites, meta tags, keywords, the Google keyword policy and other current issues
–  Introduction
–  Maria Baudino (Argentina)
–  Graciela Pérez de Inzaurraga (Argentina)
–  Griffith G. Price, Jr. (USA)
–  Marieke Westgeest (The Netherlands)
–  Charles Gielen (The Netherlands)


III
Contributory patent infringement in Latin American jurisdictions – a case study
–  Introduction
–  Jacques Labrunie (Brazil)
–  Daniel Sánchez (Mexico)


IV
Practical experiences with border measures and other means of customs intervention
–  Introduction
–  Eiichiro Kubota (Japan)
–  Wolf Meier-Ewert (Switzerland)
–  Christophe Zimmermann (Belgium)


V
Recent developments of the PCT system in Latin America
–  Introduction
–  Luiz Otavio Beaklini (Brazil)
–  Matthew R. Bryan (Switzerland)
–  Cristóbal Porzio (Chile)


VI
Criteria for design protection in different jurisdictions
–  Introduction
–  Lucas Martins Gaiarsa (Brazil)
–  David Hill (USA)
–  Anne Laurent (France)
–   Iván Poli (Argentina)


VII
Environmental issues in the context of patent protection
–  Introduction
–  Document Mónica Rosell (Peru)
–  Mónica Rosell (Peru)
–  Bertram Huber (Germany)
–  David Merrylees (Brazil)


VIII
The protection of traditional knowledge and genetic resources in Latin America
–  Introduction
–  Document Wolfgang L. Ohnes (Bolivia)
–  Wolfgang L. Ohnes (Bolivia)
–  Luis C. Schmidt (Mexico)
–  Friederike Busch (Germany)


IX
Current problems regarding the protection of biotech inventions
–  Introduction
–  Claire Baldock (United Kingdom)
–  Gordon Kit (USA)
–  Executive Summary Session IX by G. Kit (USA)


X
Issues of trademark infringement with regard to recycling/repairing/refilling and ornamental/decorative use
–  Introduction
–  Wilfrido Fernandez (Paraguay)
–  Aurélia Marie (France) Part I
–  Aurélia Marie (France) Part II
–  Paul Reeskamp (The Netherlands) Part I
–  Paul Reeskamp (The Netherlands) Part II


XI
IP and the global financial crisis – panel discussion
–  Introduction
–  Martin Bensadon (Argentina)
–  Christina Berggren (Sweden)
–  Bruno Muraca (Italy)
–  Hailing Shan (China)
–  Douglas J. Wood (USA)


XII
Regional agreements affecting IP protection
–  Introduction
–  Alex F. S. Fider (Philippines)
–  Aleksey Zalesov (Russia)
–  Miguel A. Margain (Mexico)


XIII
Fair use, search engines, sampling and other limitations on exclusive copyrights
–  Introduction
–  Manoel J.P. dos Santos (Brazil)
–  Martin R.F. Senftleben (The Netherlands)