• Main Task:

    To prepare, monitor and handle the question placed on the agenda of the Congress in Rio de Janeiro 1998.
    To monitor national legislation and jurisprudence of general interest on the subject.
    To formulate and with the approval of the Bureau to submit and to represent AIPPI’s standpoint at GO Meetings.

  • Monitoring:

    To monitor in addition:
    – efforts to harmonise internationally the role and function of Experts in patent disputes (if any)
    – national legislation and jurisprudence of general interest on the subject

  • Advise to the Bureau:

    To advise on:
    – preparation of Working Guidelines
    – Summary Report, Draft Resolution
    – developments in the field rendering intervention of AIPPI desirable
    – issues meriting further study
    – instruction to AIPPI Representatives at GO Meetings
    – possibilities of cooperation with other NGOs

  • Documentation:

    Collect and provide the Bureau with:
    – documentation of international GO´s (the Bureau receives WIPO documents directly)
    – national documentation of particular interest on the subject

  • Reporting:

    To provide (in addition to point “Monitoring”):
    – annually 2 months before each international Meeting an account of activities since the last such Meeting (incl. negative Report)
    – within 1 month a written Report on all GO Meetings attended
    – immediately Reports on matters of special interest in the field

  • Special Instructions:

    WIPO related matters are to be coordinated with Q89.
    The Chairman of the Committee shall inform Committee Officers, and in the case of Special Committees the Committee Members, of relevant Committee activities and shall seek, if possible, their advise and cooperation in formulating the Committees views.
    Except as otherwise agreed all Reports, Minutes and other documentation are to be submitted to the General Secretariat.