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2005 AIPPI Forum & Executive Committee Meeting – Berlin

September 25, 2005 - September 29, 2005

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Start:
September 25, 2005
End:
September 29, 2005
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Berlin
Berlin, Germany
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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

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

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

Conflicts between trademark protection and freedom of expression

Les conflits entre les droits de marques et la liberté d'expression

Konflikte zwischen Markenrechten und dem Recht auf freie Meinungsäusserung

  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the Meeting of the Executive Committee to be held in Berlin in September 2005.

Members:
  • Chairman: Christian ROHNKE (Germany)
  • Co-Chairman: Kozo YABE (Japan)
  • Secretary: Shane SMYTH (Ireland)
Reporters:
  • Assistants Reporter General: Thierry CALAME
  • Assistants Reporter General: Nicolai LINDGREEN

Study Committee

Limitations on exclusive IP Rights by competition law

Les limitations des droits exclusifs de propriété intellectuelle par le droit de la concurrence

Beschränkungen von ausschliesslichen Rechten des geistigen Eigentums durch Wettbewerbsrecht

  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the Meeting of the Executive Committee to be held in Berlin in September 2005.

Members:
  • Chairman: Willem HOYNG (Netherlands)
  • Co-Chairman: Steven B. GARLAND (Canada)
  • Secretary: John RYAN (Ireland)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Dariusz SZLEPER

Study Committee

Punitive damages as a contentious issue of IP Rights

Les dommages intérêts punitifs: Question controversée des droits de propriété intellectuelle

Strafschadenersatz als strittige Frage der Rechte des geistigen Eigentums

  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the Meeting of the Executive Committee to be held in Berlin in September 2005.

Members:
  • Chairman: Ulf DAHLGREN (Sweden)
  • Co-Chairman: Gustavo Starling LEONARDOS (Brazil)
  • Secretary: Michael K. KIRK (United States of America)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Ian KARET

Committee: Conflicts between trademark protection and freedom of expression

Committee: Limitations on exclusive IP Rights by competition law

Committee: Punitive damages as a contentious issue of IP Rights

Committee: PCT

Committee: IP and genetic resources / traditional knowledge

Committee: Conflicts between trademark protection and freedom of expression

Committee: Limitations on exclusive IP Rights by competition law

Committee: Punitive damages as a contentious issue of IP Rights

Committee: Conflicts between trademark protection and freedom of expression

Committee: Limitations on exclusive IP Rights by competition law

Committee: Punitive damages as a contentious issue of IP Rights

Committee: Conflicts between trademark protection and freedom of expression

Committee: Limitations on exclusive IP Rights by competition law

Committee: Punitive damages as a contentious issue of IP Rights

Session I

 

The protection of sports events by Intellectual Property and unfair competition

 


Session II

 

The implementation of the EEC Directive on the enforcement of IP rights

 


Session IIIA

 

The impact of recent ECJ decisions on Community trademarks

 


Session IIIB

 

Recent decisions of the EPO Boards of Appeals and their effects on European Patents

 


Session IV

 

Policy of the European Commission in Intellectual Property matters

 


Session V

 

Does the EPO grant trivial patents? Should the level of inventive step be increased?