2013 AIPPI Forum & Executive Committee Meeting – Helsinki
September 5 - 11

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2013 AIPPI Forum & Executive Committee Meeting – Helsinki

September 5, 2013 - September 11, 2013

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September 5, 2013
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September 11, 2013
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Study Committee

Grace period for patents

Délai de grâce en matière de brevets

Neuheitsschonfrist für Patente

  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI ExCo, Helsinki, Finland, September 2013

    Description of Working Question

    The recent adoption of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act in the U.S. has provided an opportunity to restart long-stalled discussions on substantive patent law harmonization. The heads of the world’s five largest intellectual property offices, who refer to themselves as the IP5, have noted the importance of maintaining the momentum toward harmonization of patent laws and agreed to establish an expert panel to continue discussions. The so-called “Tegernsee Group”, which was formed in July 2011 and is comprised of the heads of the European, Danish, French, German, UK, Japanese and United States patent offices, is undertaking a comparative analysis of substantive patent laws, with a view to identifying and studying areas of patent law that can be substantively aligned. The grace period has been highlighted as one of four issues for near term focused effort. Equally, the Japanese Group of AIPPI recently surveyed the National Groups of AIPPI in order to identify those patent law harmonization issues that are considered to be most urgent. The grace period has been identified as one of these issues.

    Therefore, adoption of a grace period can be considered a key requirement in realizing international harmonization of substantive patent law. It is against this background that we propose to study the grace period for patents in the framework of a working question for Helsinki in 2013. AIPPI has acknowledged the necessity of adopting a grace period in principle in previous Resolutions (for instance in Q75 in 1980/ 1982 and in Q170 regarding the Substantive Patent Law Treaty [SPLT] in 2004). However, the specific conditions have not been studied in detail in the framework of a working question. The traditional AIPPI working method is well suited to conduct an in-depth comparative analysis of specific conditions of a modern grace period involving multiple countries. What should the ideal scope of the grace period be? How long should the grace period be? Should a declaration by the applicant confirming that he is entitled to benefit from such grace period be required? By studying these questions, among others, AIPPI hopes to make an important contribution to the current substantive patent harmonization discussions.

Members:
  • Chair: Thomas BOUVET (France)
  • Vice Chair: Carlo Maria FAGGIONI (Italy)
  • Vice Chair: Carolyn HARRIS (Australia)
  • Vice Chair: Peter SCHECHTER (United States of America)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: John Osha

Study Committee

Relevant public for determining the degree of recognition of famous marks, well-known marks and marks with reputation

Public pertinent pour déterminer le degré de reconnaissance des marques bénéficiant d’une réputation, marques notoires et marques renommées

Massgebliches Publikum zum Bestimmen des Bekanntheitsgrades berühmter Marken, notorisch bekannter Marken und bekannter Marken

  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI ExCo, Helsinki, Finland, September 2013

    Description of Working Question

    The question of the relevant public for determining the degree of recognition of a mark was discussed in Paris in 2010 when AIPPI adopted Resolution Q214 dealing with the protection against dilution of a trademark. The working guidelines Q214 discussed whether the general public at large or a relevant sector of public would be the relevant public in determining the knowledge, recognition or fame of a mark. This prompted mixed answers by the Groups. A number of Groups noted that the relevant population for determining the knowledge or reputation of a well known mark or a mark with a reputation is the public that is concerned by the products or services covered by the protected mark in question. In these jurisdictions, recognition or a reputation in a niche market is sufficient. In other jurisdictions, however, the relevant population in determining the degree of recognition of a famous or even a well known mark or a mark with a reputation is the entire consuming public of the country; i.e. recognition in a niche market is not sufficient.

    The Resolution Q214 eventually adopted in Paris states that the relevant public in determining the recognition or fame of a mark depends on the public concerned by the products or services covered by the trademark and can be a limited product market. However, in the working committee Q214 in Paris it became clear that the issue of the relevant public requires further study and should be made the subject of a separate question. Specifically, not only the qualitative aspect of the relevant public (what is the relevant public?) should be studied in more detail, but also the quantitative aspect of the relevant public (what part of that relevant public is required, e.g. the entire public or a significant part of that public?). It is against this background that we propose to take up the question of the relevant public again and study it in more detail in the framework of a working question for Helsinki in 2013.

  • Reporting:

    - Working Guidelines
    – Group Reports
    – Summary Report
    – Resolution

Members:
  • Chair: Robert W. SACOFF (United States of America)
  • Vice Chair: Laura COLLADA SALCIDO (Mexico)
  • Vice Chair: Fernand DE VISSCHER (Belgium)
  • Vice Chair: Mirjam VOSU (Estonia)
Reporters:
  • Assistants to the Reporter General: Sara Ulfsdotter
  • Assistants to the Reporter General: Anne Marie VerschuurAnne

Study Committee

Term of copyright protection

Durée de protection par droit d’auteur

Schutzdauer für Urheberrechte

  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI ExCo, Helsinki, Finland, September 2013

    Description of Working Question

    The political discussion about copyright protection is ongoing. One of the issues brought up by interested parties who would like to limit copyright protection is a limitation of the term of protection. Different models are discussed, for example a term of protection only for the lifetime of the author or a term of protection depending on the type of work. The revised Bern Convention sets a minimum term of protection of 50 years after the death of the author, but allows exceptions for certain types of works, for example photography or applied art (which may not be less than 25 years after creation). In the European Union, there is even a fixed term of protection of 70 years after the death of the author. Due to these international rules, a national legislator would not be free to decide on a term of protection. Accordingly, it makes sense to discuss the topic of limitation of copyright term on an international level.

Members:
  • Chair: Jonas WESTERBERG (Sweden)
  • Vice Chair: Coenraad J. VISSER (South Africa)
  • Vice Chair: Manoj MENDA (India)
  • Vice Chair: Martin HEMMER (Netherlands)
Reporters:
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Kazuhiko Yoshida

Study Committee

Relief in IP proceedings other than injunctions or damages

Autres mesures que l’interdiction et les dommages et intérêts dans les procédures PI

Rechtsschutz in Verfahren zum Geistigen Eigentum ausser Unterlassungs-und Schadenersatzverfügungen

  • Main Task:

    To prepare a Draft Resolution to be presented at the AIPPI ExCo Helsinki, Finland

    Description of Working Question

    The availability of relief for infringement is fundamental to the protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs). In Hyderabad last year, AIPPI adopted Resolution Q219 regarding injunctive relief in the case of infringements of IPRs. In Boston in 2008, AIPPI adopted Resolution Q203 dealing with damages in the context of trademark infringement, and notably counterfeiting and piracy of trademarks. Besides injunctive relief and damages, there are other remedies permitting ‘effective action against any act of infringement’ (Article 41 (1) TRIPS) which AIPPI has not studied so far. We propose to explore the availability of relief in IP proceedings other than injunctions or damages.

    These other forms of relief include, for example, seizure of infringing goods, delivery up and destruction of infringing goods, rectification, publication of the court’s judgment and declaratory relief. In addition, there may be other forms of monetary relief than damages, e.g. account of profits where the infringer is asked to surrender the profits earned as a result of the IPR infringement. While the Working Guidelines Q203 briefly addressed account of profits, the Working Committee and, hence, the Resolution Q203 did not further consider account of profits as a separate form of monetary relief. Alternatively, the plaintiff may obtain an award of monetary reparation for moral tort or an award of reasonable royalty based on unjust enrichment law. Finally, in addition to these more general forms of relief, there are also other forms of relief which are heavily fact specific, e.g. alteration of infringing goods such as change/removal of packaging, and modifications to technology by way of a workaround.

Members:
  • Chair: Justin WATTS (United Kingdom)
  • Vice Chair: Anja LUNZE (Germany)
  • Vice Chair: Tom REID (Australia)
  • Vice Chair: Markus MATTILA (Finland)
Reporters:
  • Deputy Reporter General: Sarah Matheson

Standing Committee

Geographical Indications

Indications géographiques

Geografische Herkunftsangaben

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to geographical indications, including:

    •    review of policy initiatives and proposed legislative changes;

    •    review of judicial decisions;

    •    monitoring of the geographical indications related agenda and work of (1) WIPO, (2) OHIM and (3) other organisations with a focus on (among other things) geographical indications

    (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.

    To co ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on TRIPS
    Standing Committee on Trademark Committee

Members:
  • Chair: Giulio Enrico SIRONI (Italy)
  • Vice Chair: Laura COLLADA (Mexico)
  • Vice Chair: Patrick KOLE (United States of America)
  • Member: Dovev APEL (Israel)
  • Member: Frédéric BRAND (Switzerland)
  • Member: Marsha CADOGAN (Canada)
  • Member: Luke DALE (Australia)
  • Member: Marie-Elvire DE MORO GIAFFERRI (France)
  • Member: Michele Elio DE TULLIO (Italy)
  • Member: Ricardo GORDó LLOBELL (Argentina)
  • Member: Ralf HACKBARTH (Germany)
  • Member: Paul HARRIS (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Keri JOHNSTON (Canada)
  • Member: Ekin KARAKUS (Turkey)
  • Member: GyooHo LEE (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Sandra LEIS (Brazil)
  • Member: Yuncheng LI (China)
  • Member: Alfredo LLAMAS CORZO (Spain)
  • Member: Gonçalo Moreira RATO (Portugal)
  • Member: Robert W. SACOFF (United States of America)
  • Member: Volker SCHOENE (Germany)
  • Member: Jürg SIMON (Switzerland)
  • Member: Kurt STöPETIE (Netherlands)
  • Member: Nami TOGAWA (Japan)
  • Member: Reiko TONOMURA (Japan)
  • Member: Alexey M. VAKHNIN (Russian Federation)
Reporters:
  • First Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

Standing Committee

Enforcement

Application des droits

Durchsetzung

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, legal frameworks and decisions relating to the enforcement of intellectual property rights, including that of:

    • Courts;
    • any other relevant judicial, administrative or regulatory body,

    (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; and
    • possible avenues for cooperation in relation to submissions by governments to the Court of Justice of the EU, and any other policy positions being advanced by governments or NGOs in the Field.

    In particular, investigate and advise the Bureau on current and proposed laws regarding:

    • border interdiction remedies / stopping infringing goods at the border;
    • the effect of oppositions and nullity proceedings on enforcement of intellectual property rights;
    • injunctive relief, including temporary restraining orders, interim / preliminary injunctions and permanent injunctions;
    • monetary damages or accounts of profit; and
    • ADR-centric remedies

    At a policy level, investigate and advise the Bureau on limits and constraints on the enforcement of intellectual property rights, including as imposed by the laws.

    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 ADR
    Standing Committee on Standards & Patents
    Standing Committee on UP/UPC

     

Members:
  • Chair: Kenneth R. ADAMO (United States of America)
  • Vice Chair: Gustavo DE FREITAS MORAIS (Brazil)
  • Vice Chair: Peter DAMERELL (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Shishir AGARWAL (Independent members)
  • Member: Hakan AKDAG (Turkey)
  • Member: Hogarth ANDALL (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Enrique ARMIJO CHAVARRI (Spain)
  • Member: Christof AUGENSTEIN (Germany)
  • Member: Christina BERGGREN (Sweden)
  • Member: Stefania BERGIA (Italy)
  • Member: Riza Ferhan CAGIRGAN (Turkey)
  • Member: Patrick CANTRILL (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Karin CEDERLUND (Sweden)
  • Member: Tina CHAPPELL (United States of America)
  • Member: Michael D. CRINSON (Canada)
  • Member: Charles DE HAAS (France)
  • Member: James ELLSMORE (Australia)
  • Member: Gerard KELLY (Ireland)
  • Member: Kee-jeong KIM (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Tae Eon KOO (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Anton KOVAL (Ukraine)
  • Member: Victor LISOVENKO (Russian Federation)
  • Member: Amrita MAJUMDAR (India)
  • Member: Santiago MAYORA (CA-Caribbean Regional-Group)
  • Member: Manabu MIYAJIMA (Japan)
  • Member: Boo Seng ONG (Malaysia)
  • Member: Mingo PALACIO (Argentina)
  • Member: Carlos PEREZ DE LA SIERRA (Mexico)
  • Member: Wouter PORS (Netherlands)
  • Member: Cornelis (Kees) SCHüLLER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Hemant SINGH (India)
  • Member: Tsuyoshi SUEYOSHI (Japan)
  • Member: Andrea VESTITA (Italy)
  • Member: Kristin WHIDBY (United States of America)
  • Member: Yanfeng XIONG (China)
Reporters:
  • Second Deputy Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

Standing Committee

Copyright

Droit d`auteur

Urheberrecht

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to copyrights and related (neighbouring) rights, including:

    • review of policy initiatives and proposed legislative changes;
    • review of judicial decisions;
    • monitoring of the copyright related agenda and work of (1) WIPO and (2) other organisations with a focus on (among other things) copyrights.

    (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.

    To co‑ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

    Other than WIPO documents which the Bureau receives directly.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on Designs

Members:
  • Chair: Jan Bernd NORDEMANN (Germany)
  • Vice Chair: Sanna WOLK (Sweden)
  • Vice Chair: Matthias GOTTSCHALK (Switzerland)
  • Member: Melis ABACIOGLU VISKUSENKO (Turkey)
  • Member: Robert BUCHAN (United Kingdom)
  • Member: John M. CARSON (United States of America)
  • Member: Remy CHAVANNES (Netherlands)
  • Member: Alessandro Enrico COGO (Italy)
  • Member: José Roberto DE ALMEIDA JUNIOR (Brazil)
  • Member: Piotr DYNOWSKI (Poland)
  • Member: Brian W. GRAY (Canada)
  • Member: Mine GUNER (Turkey)
  • Member: Elisa HUUSKO (Finland)
  • Member: Kei IIDA (Japan)
  • Member: Eryck IRIARTE (Peru)
  • Member: Diana V. IVANOVA (Belarus)
  • Member: Makoto IWATA (Japan)
  • Member: Shiri KASHER-HITIN (Israel)
  • Member: Neel MASON (India)
  • Member: Philip T. MCCABE (New Zealand)
  • Member: Fabrizio MODICA BAREIRO (Paraguay)
  • Member: Giorgio MONDINI (Italy)
  • Member: Stefan NAUMANN (France)
  • Member: Dale NELSON (United States of America)
  • Member: Valeri V. PENEV (Bulgaria)
  • Member: Hugo RIVAS GáLVEZ (CA-Caribbean Regional-Group)
  • Member: Eleonora ROSATI (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Andrea RUSH (Canada)
  • Member: Luis C. SCHMIDT RUIZ DEL M. (Mexico)
  • Member: Kevin TOTTIS (United States of America)
  • Member: Maria Teresa M. TRINIDAD (Philippines)
  • Member: Allen WANG (China)
  • Member: Stefan WIDMARK (Sweden)
  • Member: Thomas WIDMER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Alexander WOOLGAR (United Kingdom)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Guillaume HENRY

Standing Committee

Designs

Dessins et Modèles

Designs und Geschmacksmuster

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to designs (including design patents), including:

    • review of policy initiatives and proposed legislative changes;
    • review of judicial decisions;
    • monitoring of the design related agenda and work of (1) WIPO, (2) OHIM and (3) other organisations with a focus on (among other things) designs,

    but excluding:

    • utility models (Gebrauchsmuster)

    (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.

    To co‑ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

    Other than WIPO documents which the Bureau receives directly.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committees on Trademarks

    Standing Committees on Copyright

Members:
  • Chair: Christopher CARANI (United States of America)
  • Vice Chair: Sara ASHBY (United Kingdom)
  • Vice Chair: Klaudia BLACH - MORYSINSKA (Poland)
  • Member: Ruth ALMARAZ PALMERO (Spain)
  • Member: Saar ALON (Israel)
  • Member: Arthur ARTINIAN (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Prof. AVV. MARIO FRANZOSI (Italy)
  • Member: Cristiano BACCHINI (Italy)
  • Member: Curtis BEHMANN (Canada)
  • Member: Subroto BOSE (United States of America)
  • Member: Pina CAMPAGNA (United States of America)
  • Member: Crystal J. CHEN (Independent members)
  • Member: Patrice DE CANDE (France)
  • Member: Fernand DE VISSCHER (Belgium)
  • Member: Aysu DERICIOGLU EGEMEN (Turkey)
  • Member: Octavio ESPEJO HINOJOSA (Mexico)
  • Member: Qing GE (China)
  • Member: Michiel HAEGENS (Netherlands)
  • Member: Hanna Karin HELD (Germany)
  • Member: Philipe KUTSCHKE (Germany)
  • Member: Jens KüNZEL (Germany)
  • Member: S. Yong LEE (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Johan LOJE (Denmark)
  • Member: Mattias MALMSTEDT (Sweden)
  • Member: Kazuko MATSUO (Japan)
  • Member: Koichi NAKA (Japan)
  • Member: Irmeli NOKKANEN (Finland)
  • Member: Reinhard OERTLI (Switzerland)
  • Member: Iván A. POLI (Argentina)
  • Member: Erum RASHEED (Pakistan)
  • Member : Marcelo K. SARKIS (Canada)
  • Member: Syed Auqil Ali SHAH (Pakistan)
  • Member: Bitika SHARMA (India)
  • Member: Wayne SLATER (Australia)
  • Member: Simon STRäSSLE (Switzerland)
  • Member: Lili WU (China)
  • Member: Robert WULFF (Australia)
  • Member: Irmak YALCINER (Turkey)
Reporters:
  • First Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

Standing Committee

Piracy and Counterfeiting

Piratage et contrefaçon

Piraterie und Fälschung

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy regulatory and legal frameworks relating to anti-counterfeiting and piracy, 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[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.

    To co‑ordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below

    [1] Other than WIPO documents which the Bureau receives directly.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    Standing Committee on Enforcement

Members:
  • Chair: Manon RIEGER-JANSEN (Netherlands)
  • Vice Chair: Ann-Charlotte SöDERLUND (Sweden)
  • Vice Chair: Damian G. WASSERBAUER (United States of America)
  • Member: Zeynep Seda ALHAS (Turkey)
  • Member: Géraldine ARBANT (France)
  • Member: Adriana BARRERA (Peru)
  • Member: Hanna-Maija ELO (Finland)
  • Member: Marcin FIJALKOWSKI (Poland)
  • Member: Isabel Carvalho FRANCO (Portugal)
  • Member: Raimondo GALLI (Italy)
  • Member: Jordi GUELL (Spain)
  • Member: Bernardo HERRERIAS FRANCO (Mexico)
  • Member: Naresh KILARU (United States of America)
  • Member: Alessandro MASETTI ZANNINI DE CONCINA (Italy)
  • Member: Koji MURAI (Japan)
  • Member: Alexander PAKHARENKO (Ukraine)
  • Member: Abhai PANDEY (India)
  • Member: Vasil PAVLOV (Bulgaria)
  • Member: Vikrant RANA (India)
  • Member: Christian ROHNER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Ashley W ROUGHTON (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Luigi SANSONE (Independent members)
  • Member: Salman Ahmad SHEIKH (Pakistan)
  • Member: Bienvenido I. SOMERA JR. (Philippines)
  • Member: Kurt STöPETIE (Netherlands)
  • Member: Kyung-Min(Matthew) SUH (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Janina VOOGD (Germany)
  • Member: Shuhua ZHANG (China)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Lena SHEN

Standing Committee

Trademarks

Marques

Marken

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to trademarks, including:

    •    review of policy initiatives and proposed legislative changes;

    •    review of judicial decisions;

    •    monitoring of the trademark related agenda and work of (1) WIPO, (2) OHIM and (3) other organisations with a focus on (among other things) trademarks,

    •    monitoring ICANN developments and other domain name related issues as they relate to trademarks

    but excluding:

    •    geographical indications.

    (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.

    To coordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    No

Members:
  • Chair: Eléonore GASPAR (France)
  • Vice Chair: Alexander VON MüHLENDAHL (Germany)
  • Vice Chair: Graciela Claudia PéREZ DE INZAURRAGA (Argentina)
  • Member: Murat BASMACI (Turkey)
  • Member: Torsten BETTINGER (Germany)
  • Member: Dilshad BHARUCHA (Pakistan)
  • Member: Loreto BRESKY (Chile)
  • Member: Eryck CASTILLO ORIVE (Mexico)
  • Member: Tommy CHEN (Australia)
  • Member: Shrawan CHOPRA (India)
  • Member: Tobias COHEN JEHORAM (Netherlands)
  • Member: Ana Paula DE AGUIAR TEMPESTA (Brazil)
  • Member: Victor Basilio N DE LEON (Philippines)
  • Member: Bodil EHLERS (Sweden)
  • Member: Bodil EHLERS (Sweden)
  • Member: Bartosz KRAKOWIAK (Poland)
  • Member: S. Yong LEE (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: David LEFFLER (Sweden)
  • Member: Shie Ying LIEW (Malaysia)
  • Member: Jorge LLEVAT VALLESPINOSA (Spain)
  • Member: Mark METZELING (Australia)
  • Member: Elena MILLER (Bulgaria)
  • Member: Masako NISHIMURA (Japan)
  • Member: Chihiro ONISHI (Japan)
  • Member: Avi ORDO (Israel)
  • Member: Alecsia PAGANI (Italy)
  • Member: Ana PANãO (Portugal)
  • Member: Dennis S PRAHL (United States of America)
  • Member: Joaquin SAYOC (Philippines)
  • Member: Maria SCUNGIO (United States of America)
  • Member: Yakai SHI (China)
  • Member: Peter Eduardo SIEMSEN (Brazil)
  • Member: Stoyan SIRAKOV (Bulgaria)
  • Member: Stefano VATTI (Italy)
  • Member: Jan VLECK (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Denis VOEVODIN (Russian Federation)
  • Member: Marieke WESTGEEST (Netherlands)
  • Member: Peter WIDMER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Mehmet ÇIÇEK (Turkey)
Reporters:
  • First Deputy Reporter General: Anne Marie VERSCHUUR

Standing Committee

Development and Intellectual Property

Développement et propriété intellectuelle

Entwicklung und geistiges Eigentum

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to development and intellectual property related issues, including:

    • monitoring, studying and reporting on work programme and recommendations of WIPO´s Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) and other relevant bodies of international organisations

    (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 development and intellectual property 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:

    No

Members:
  • Chair: Reinhard OERTLI (Switzerland)
  • Vice Chair: J. Michael MARTINEZ DE ANDINO (United States of America)
  • Vice Chair: Eyal BRESSLER (Israel)
  • Member: Abdurrahim AYAZ (Turkey)
  • Member: Gina BICKNELL (United Kingdom)
  • Member: France CôTé (Canada)
  • Member: Åsa HELLSTADIUS (Sweden)
  • Member: Kay KONISHI (Japan)
  • Member: Elisabetta MINA (Italy)
  • Member: Manisha SIngh NAIR (India)
  • Member: Diego PERANDIN (Brazil)
  • Member: Marek SALAMONOWICZ (Poland)
  • Member: Ignacio S. SAPALO (Philippines)
  • Member: Heather WATTS (Canada)
Reporters:
  • Second Deputy Reporter General: Ari LAAKKONEN

Standing Committee

Standards and Patents

Normes et Brevets

Standards und Patente

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, regulatory and legal frameworks relating to standards and patents, including:
    – Developments in various standard setting organizations
    – Developments in case law and regulations in various jurisdictions;
    – Antitrust law developments in various jurisdictions.

    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 Field1.

    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 with the approval of, or upon request by the Bureau.

    With the approval of, or upon request by the Bureau, submit, represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in the Field in relevant fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    No

Members:
  • Chair: Gertjan KUIPERS (Netherlands)
  • Vice Chair: Pauline DEBRé (France)
  • Vice Chair: Calvin PARK (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Pravin ANAND (India)
  • Member: Jesus ARRIBAS GARCIA (Spain)
  • Member: Monica BARONE (United States of America)
  • Member: John BRUNNER (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Khristine C. DY (Philippines)
  • Member: Martin FäHNDRICH (Germany)
  • Member: Jeffrey GLUCK (United States of America)
  • Member: Malin GULLSTRAND BERGH (Sweden)
  • Member: Clemens-August HEUSCH (Germany)
  • Member: Joyce HO (Independent members)
  • Member: Per JOSEFSON (Sweden)
  • Member: David LONG (United States of America)
  • Member: Márcio MERKL (Brazil)
  • Member: Andrea MITTLER (Italy)
  • Member: Kiyoko NAKAOKA (Japan)
  • Member: Essenese OBHAN (India)
  • Member: Elisabeth OPIE (Australia)
  • Member: P.l. REESKAMP (Netherlands)
  • Member: Ignacio SANCHEZ ECHAGüE (Argentina)
  • Member: Takamitsu SHIGETOMI (Japan)
  • Member: Ekrem SOYLU (Turkey)
  • Member: Svetlana STADLER (Israel)
  • Member: Hawthorne SUH (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Peter TRELOAR (Australia)
  • Member: Stephane TRONCHON (France)
  • Member: Richard VARY (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Taliah WALKLETT (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Maohua WANG (China)
  • Member: Johanna WRIGHT (Sweden)
  • Member: Matthew ZISCHKA (Canada)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Guillaume HENRY

Standing Committee

IP and Green Technology

PI et technologie verte

Geistiges Eigentum und grüne Technologie

  • Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy, regulatory and legal frameworks relating to protection and licensing of intellectual property in the context of the climate change debate, 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;
    • the debate about scope of protection under international instruments, eg the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UFCCC) and its appertaining Conferences of the Parties (COP);
    • the empirical basis for the climate change debate as it relates to intellectual property issues,
    • (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 in particular documentation of the UFCCC/COP .

    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 Development and Intellectual Property
    Standing Committee on Patents (for matters relevant to the Field)

Members:
  • Chair: Natalie RAFFOUL (Canada)
  • Vice Chair: Alicia ÁLVAREZ DE BERKENWALD (Argentina)
  • Vice Chair: Tamar MORAG-SELA (Israel)
  • Member: Mehmet ATBAN (Turkey)
  • Member: Ursula BARAVALLE (South Africa)
  • Member: Fabio BOSCARIOL DE ROBERTO (Italy)
  • Member: Patrick BRESLIN (United States of America)
  • Member: Patricia BUNYE (Philippines)
  • Member: Wen CAO (China)
  • Member: Luis Diego CASTRO CHAVARRíA (CA-Caribbean Regional-Group)
  • Member: Estelle DERCLAYE (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Niti DEWAN (India)
  • Member: Filippo FERRONI (Italy)
  • Member: Oung-Heng HENG (France)
  • Member: Bertram HUBER (Germany)
  • Member: David KNIGHT (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Keiji KONDO (Japan)
  • Member: V. LAKSHMI KUMARAN (India)
  • Member: Olivier LOMBARDO (Luxembourg)
  • Member: Francisco Humberto LóPEZ AVILA (Mexico)
  • Member: Phoebe SUN (Independent members)
  • Member: Peter TRELOAR (Australia)
  • Member: Masaya TSUNO (Japan)
  • Member: Dilek USTUN EKDIAL (Turkey)
  • Member: Marco ZARDI (Switzerland)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ralph NACK

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)
  • Vice Chair: Luca RINALDI (Italy)
  • Vice Chair: Takeshi KOMATANI (Japan)
  • Member: Daniele DE ANGELIS (Italy)
  • Member: Lorenza FERRARI HOFER (Switzerland)
  • Member: Ivan T. HJERTMAN (Sweden)
  • Member: Kelly HYNDMAN (United States of America)
  • Member: Melanie JOSE (Australia)
  • Member: Jussi KARTTUNEN (Finland)
  • Member: Behrang KIANZAD (Sweden)
  • Member: Gustavo Starling LEONARDOS (Brazil)
  • Member: Manoj MENDA (India)
  • Member: John NEVARD (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Iván A. POLI (Argentina)
  • Member: Warwick ROTHNIE (Australia)
  • Member: Michael B. STEWART (United States of America)
  • Member: Justin WATTS (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Shaohui YUAN (China)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Lena SHEN

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: Jürgen MEIER (Germany)
  • Vice Chair: Thomas BOUVET (France)
  • Vice Chair: Peter LUDWIG (United States of America)
  • Member: Saeko AKETANI (Japan)
  • Member: Juan ARIAS SANZ (Spain)
  • Member: Claire BALDOCK (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Andrew BLATTMAN (Australia)
  • Member: Jeroen BOELENS (Netherlands)
  • Member: Graeme BOOCOCK (Canada)
  • Member: Olga CAPASSO (Italy)
  • Member: Michael CHRISTIE (Australia)
  • Member: Andrew CLARKE (Australia)
  • Member: Gabriel DI BLASI (Brazil)
  • Member: Sigrid Toft FLøYSTAD (Norway)
  • Member: Takashi FUJITA (Japan)
  • Member: Gesheng HUANG (China)
  • Member: Israel JIMENEZ HERNANDEZ (Mexico)
  • Member: Marta KAWCZYNSKA (Poland)
  • Member: Kian Hoe KHOO (Singapore)
  • Member: Maria Carmela T. MARANAN (Philippines)
  • Member: Niklas MATTSSON (Sweden)
  • Member: Andrés RINCON USCATEGUI (Colombia)
  • Member: Yoon S. SHIN (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Min SON (Republic of Korea)
  • Member: Hariharan SUBRAMANIAM (India)
  • Member: Mei-Hsin WANG (Independent members)
  • Member: Osamu YAMAMOTO (Japan)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Ralph NACK

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)
  • Vice Chair: Martin MICHAUS (Mexico)
  • Vice Chair: Cristobal PORZIO (Chile)
  • Member: Gaëlle BOUROUT (France)
  • Member: Daniel CHENG YONG LIM (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Shinsuke ISHIHARA (Japan)
  • Member: Ke KE (China)
  • Member: Takeshi KOMATANI (Japan)
  • 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: Elizabeth WRIGHT (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Carla ZUDDAS (Italy)
Reporters:
  • Assistant to the Reporter General: Ralph NACK
  • :

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)
  • Vice Chair: Grant FISHER (Australia)
  • Vice Chair: Justin WATTS (United Kingdom)
  • Member: Ahmed M.G. ABOU ALI (Egypt)
  • Member: Maria del Carmen ARANA (Peru)
  • Member: Raffaella ARISTA (Italy)
  • Member: Tal BAND (Israel)
  • Member: Roberto CARAPETO (Japan)
  • Member: Jose COCHINGYAN III (Philippines)
  • Member: Clare CUNLIFFE (Australia)
  • Member: Rico V. DOMINGO (Philippines)
  • Member: Ricardo FONSECA DE PINHO (Brazil)
  • Member: Luca GIOVE (Italy)
  • Member: Simon KLOPSCHINSKI (Germany)
  • Member: Gastón RICHELET (Argentina)
  • Member: Benny SPIEWAK (Brazil)
  • Member: Thierry SUEUR (France)
  • Member: James TUMBRIDGE (United Kingdom)
Reporters:
  • Assistant Reporter General: Lena SHEN

Committee: Grace period for patents

Committee: Relevant public for determining the degree of recognition of famous marks, well-known marks and marks with reputation

Committee: Term of copyright protection

Committee: Relief in IP proceedings other than injunctions or damages

Committee: Grace period for patents

Committee: Relevant public for determining the degree of recognition of famous marks, well-known marks and marks with reputation

  • Relevant public for determining the degree of recognition of famous marks, well-known marks and marks with reputation (Q234)

Committee: Term of copyright protection

Committee: Relief in IP proceedings other than injunctions or damages

Committee: Geographical Indications

  • Requirements for protection of geographical indications and appellations of origin

Committee: Enforcement

Committee: Trademarks

Committee: IP and Green Technology

Committee: Biotechnology (Sub-Committee of Pharma and Biotechnology)

Committee: IP and genetic resources / traditional knowledge

IP licensing and insolvency (WS I)

La concession de licences de PI et la faillite

Lizenzierung von Rechten des geistigen Eigentums und Insolvenz

Moderator: Ralph Nack, Noerr LLP, Germany

Speaker: Eiji Katayamae, Abe, Ikubo & Katayama, Japan
Speaker: Mary-Rose McGuire, University of Mannheim, Germany
Speaker: Bernt Juthström, WASELIUS & WIST, Finland

Presentations:
Eiji Katayama
Mary-Rose McGuire


 

Apple v. Samsung – lessons for design law and strategy (WS II)

Apple contre Samsung – les enseignements en matière de législation sur les dessins et modèles et en matière de stratégie

Apple v. Samsung – Lektionen für Designrecht und Strategien

Moderator: Ivan Poli, Marval, O’Farell & Mairal, Argentina

Speaker: Christopher V. Carani, Esq. McAndrews Held & Malloy Ltd., USA
Speaker: Susanna Mäkelä, Nokia Corporation, Finland
Speaker: Charles Gielen, NautaDutilh NV, The Netherlands

Presentations:
Charles Gielen
Susanna Mäkelä
Christopher V. Carani


 

Brand strategy in light of new top level domains (WS III)

La stratégie de marque à la lumière des nouveaux domaines de premier niveau

Markenstrategien im Lichte neuer Top-Level-Domains

Moderator: Jane Mutimear, Bird & Bird, United Kingdom

Speaker: Héctor A. Manoff, Vitale Manoff & Feilbogen, Argentina
Speaker: Kevin Smith, Sughrue Mion, PLLC, USA
Speaker: Bruce Tonkin, Melbourne IT Ltd, Australia

Presentations:
Kevin Smith
Jane Mutimear
Héctor A. Manoff
Bruce Tonkin


 

Digital gaming and IP (WS IV)

Les jeux numériques et la propriété intellectuelle

Digitale Spiele und geistiges Eigentum

Moderator: Sanna Wolk, Uppsala University, Sweden

Speaker: Richard Beem, Beem Patent Law, USA
Speaker: GyooHo Lee, School of Law, Chung-Ang University, South Korea
Speaker: Peter Vesterbacka, Rovia Entertainment, Finland

Presentations:
Peter Vesterbacka
GyooHo Lee
Richard Beem


 

UsedSoft v. Oracle – exhaustion online? (WS V)

UsedSoft contre Oracle – épuisement en ligne?

UsedSoft v. Oracle – Erschöpfung online?

Moderator: Jan Nordeman, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT, Germany

Speaker: Alain Strowel, Burling LLP, Belgium
Speaker: Dale Nelson, Studio Warner Bros, USA
Speaker: Eiichiro Kubota, Hogan Lovells, Japan

Presentations:
Alain Strowel
Eiichiro Kubota
Dale Nelson


 

Unitary patent and unified patent court – what you need to know (WS VI)

Le brevet unitaire et la juridiction unifiée en matière de brevets – ce que vous devez savoir

Gemeinschaftspatent und einheitliches Patentgericht – was man wissen muss

Moderator: Pierre Véron, Véron & Associés, France

Speaker: Rainer Hilli, Roschier, Attorneys Ltd., Finland
Speaker: Annsley Ward, Allen & Overy, United Kingdom
Speaker: Klaus Grabinski, Federal Court of Justice, Germany

Presentations:
Klaus Grabinski


 

Unitary patent and unified patent court – what you need to do (WS VII)

Le brevet unitaire et la juridiction unifiée en matière de brevets – ce que vous devez faire

Gemeinschaftspatent und einheitliches Patentgericht – was man tun muss

Moderator: Richard Vary, Nokia Corporation, United Kingdom

Speaker: WS_VII_Bio_KMooney_SumPresKevin Mooney, Simmons & Simmons, United Kingdom
Speaker: Hans-Michael Kompter, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Germany
Speaker: Margot Fröhlinger, EPO, Germany

Presentations:
Margot Fröhlinger
Hans-Michael Kompter
Kevin Mooney


 

Trade secrets – effective protection for innovation? (WS VIII)

Les secrets de fabrique – une protection efficace de l’innovation?

Geschäftsgeheimnisse – effektiver Schutz

Moderator: Wouter Pors, Bird & Bird LLP, The Netherlands

Speaker: Mark Halligan, Nixon Peabody, USA
Speaker: Elisabeth Kasznar Fekete, Kasznar Leonardos propriedade Intelectual, Brazil
Speaker: Li Luo, Law School, Renmin University of China, China

Presentations:
Mark Halligan
Elisabeth Kasznar Fekete
Li Luo
Wouter Pors


 

Pharmaceutical products and trademarks (Pharma WS 1)

Les produits et les marques pharmaceutiques

Pharmazeutische Produkte und Marken

Moderator: Christian Schalk, Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH, Germany

Speaker: Joanna Sitko, UMCS, Poland
Speaker: R.G. Balocco Mattavelli, WHO – International Nonproprietary Name (INN) Program, Switzerland
Speaker: Estela De Luca, IP Consultant, Argentina

Presentations:
Joanna Sitko
Estela De Luca
R.G. Balocco Mattavelli
Christian Schalk


 

Second medical use patents (Pharma WS 2)

Les brevets pour deuxième application thérapeutique

Patente für zweite medizinische Indikationen

Moderator: Claire Baldock, Boult Wade Tennant, United Kingdom

Speaker: ndri HessA, Homburger AG, Switzerland
Speaker: Hariharan Subramaniam, Subramaniam Nataraj & Associates, India
Speaker: Elizabeth Doherty, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP – Belgium

Presentations:
Andri Hess
Elizabeth Doherty
Hariharan Subramaniam


 

The TRIPS tightrope – public health, innovation, incentives and access (Pharma WS 3)

Les ADPIC sur la corde raide – santé publique, innovation, incitations et accès

Der TRIPS-Drahtseilakt – Öffentliche Gesundheit, Innovation, Anreize und Zugang

Moderator: Lawrence T. Welch, Eli Lilly and Company, USA

Speaker: Marco Aleman, WIPO, Switzerland
Speaker: Pravin Anand, Anand & Anand Advocates, India
Speaker: Guilherme Cintra, IFPMA, Switzerland
Speaker: Wolf Meier-Ewert, WTO, Switzerland

Presentations:
Pravin Anand
Guilherme Cintra
Wolf Meier-Ewert
Marco Aleman
Lawrence T. Welch


 

Data exclusivity – provisions and availability around the world (Pharma WS 4)

L’exclusivité des données – dispositions et disponibilité à travers le monde

Daten-Exklusivität – Vorschriften und Erhältlichkeit weltweit

Moderator: Sarah Matheson, Allens, Australia

Speaker: Yoichi Okumura, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan
Speaker: David H. Rosenberg, GSK – GSK – GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom

Presentations:
All Speakers

UPC/UP Special Session

The EU Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court are a major focus of this year’s meetings. Two Forum workshops are being devoted to this highly important development. AIPPI has set up a task force to comment on the draft rules of procedure for the UPC. A special session has been added to the first day of this year’s meetings in order to introduce the participants to the UP and UPC systems and to the current work of AIPPI committees in this field.

Presentations

Wouter Pors
Pierre Véron
Sara Ulfsdotter