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From: Sara Bannerman <sbannerman _-at-_ canada.com>
--=====================_34182995==_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed; x-avg-checked=avg-ok-42BE69D1 >Further to the proposal from developing countries to amend WIPO's mandate >to include a development agenda and to acknowledge that protection is not >the only thing WIPO should concern itself with, there are two meetings >coming up. The proposal from the US should be interesting. Sara >207d049.gif > > >Media Alert 18/2005 > > > > > >Geneva, April 6, 2005 > > > > > > >WIPO To Host Meetings On Intellectual Property And Development > > > >The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will host a series of >meetings in April and May 2005 on intellectual property and development. > >The meetings were decided by the WIPO General Assembly in early October >2004. The decision followed a discussion by the General Assembly on a >proposal originally presented by Argentina and Brazil >-(<http://www.wipo.int/documents/en/document/govbody/wo_gb_ga/doc/wo_ga_31_12.doc>http://www.wipo.int/documents/en/document/govbody/wo_gb_ga/doc/wo_ga_31_12.doc). >The proposal was subsequently co-sponsored by 12 other countries, namely >Bolivia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran, Kenya, Peru, >Sierra Leone, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania, and Venezuela. > >The proposal listed specific actions to incorporate the development >dimension in WIPO's various activities. Following the General Assembly >debate, member states adopted a decision "to convene inter-sessional >intergovernmental meetings to examine the proposals contained" in the >Argentina/Brazil proposal, "as well as additional proposals of member >states." The General Assembly decided that the meetings would also be open >to WIPO accredited inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations >(NGOs). A report on these meetings will be presented to the General >Assembly for its consideration when it meets in September 2005. The >decision also called on WIPO to organize, with other relevant multilateral >organizations, an international seminar on intellectual property and >development, open to all stakeholders, including NGOs, civil society and >academia. > >The Inter-sessional Intergovernmental Meeting on a Development Agenda for >WIPO (IIM) will meet at WIPO's headquarters in Geneva from April 11-13, >2005 (documents available at >http://www.wipo.int/meetings/en/details.jsp?meeting_id=7522). This meeting >will consider the original proposal submitted by the aforementioned >countries, as well as proposals by other member states, which for the time >being have come from Mexico (entitled "Intellectual Property and >Development") and the United States of America (entitled "Establishment of >a Partnership Program in WIPO"). > >Participation at the IIM was clearly defined in the General Assembly >decision of October 4, 2004 which is available at ><http://www.wipo.int/documents/en/document/govbody/wo_gb_ga/doc/wo_ga_31_15.doc>http://www.wipo.int/documents/en/document/govbody/wo_gb_ga/doc/wo_ga_31_15.doc >(page 68) and states that "WIPO-accredited IGOs and NGOs are invited to >participate as observers in the meetings." The WIPO secretariat has taken >note of non-accredited NGOs that have requested to participate in the IIM, >on an ad hoc basis. To date, 19 requests have been received. Any departure >from the original General Assembly decision on this question rests firmly >within the hands of the member states. > >It should be noted that any NGO can seek permanent accreditation at WIPO >by simply filling out an application form. This request is submitted to >WIPO's member states for consideration at their annual General Assemblies >meetings in October. Some 260 IGOs and NGOs already have observer status >at WIPO. > >WIPO's Permanent Committee on Cooperation for Development Related to >Intellectual Property will meet on April 14 and 15, 2005 (documents >available at ><http://www.wipo.int/meetings/en/details.jsp?meeting_id=7524>h<http://www.wipo.int/meetings/en/details.jsp?meeting_id=7524>ttp://www.wipo.int/meetings/en/details.jsp?meeting_id=7524). >The PCIPD would review the current directions and priorities in WIPO's >cooperation activities for developing countries. These activities today >concentrate on assisting developing countries to formulate appropriate >national intellectual property policies and strategies in supporting >development goals as well as in creating business opportunities for >innovators and creators. The PCIPD would also give advice and suggestions >on future work and activities in these areas. > >The International Seminar on Intellectual Property and Development, which >is co-organized by WIPO with the United Nations Conference on Trade and >Development (UNCTAD), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations >Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and World Trade Organization >(WTO) will be held on May 2 and 3, 2005 and is open to all interested >parties, including the press. The Seminar will discuss policy and >operational issues relating to intellectual property and development and >provide an international forum where practitioners, academia, consultants, >non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governments and the wider public >may exchange information, experiences and views on the subject. The >program is available at ><http://www.wipo.int/meetings/en/details.jsp?meeting_id=7523>http://www.wipo.int/meetings/en/details.jsp?meeting_id=7523. > >Journalists wishing to cover this event are requested to contact the Media >Relations and Public Affairs Section at WIPO: Tel: + 41 22 338 8161 or 338 >95 47; e-mail: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com. > --=====================_34182995==_ Content-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Content-Type: image/gif; name=207d049.gif; x-mac-type=47494666; x-mac-creator=4A565752; x-avg-checked=avg-ok-42BE69D1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64 Content-Disposition: inline; filename="207d049.gif" R0lGODlhMgAwAKL/AP///+7u7t3d3czMzLu7u6qqqpmZmQAAACwAAAAAMgAwAAAD/wi63BuDkEKr HMHpzZeYhSSOkiV0qCZYICEI0RuJ1Zmia0hEBnjCDRitYLs5JqJAoDAY9Jqv4mOgMwyMjKXONhEY QtTMdSqAUEAZ4/KiVIh6K4JiEA3JfiFKGrcNdN0TGAY2HyAUVjsAawQGexuLP4xfTDBmDIRfk18k BY4Ni01UBqObO6FKShiKOx8wh6UFHEiFFYNeX6F0EbliMhFuL0gqYABUIVYfozsBK8m4EBgvCml+ xX9ZOnN5LS4BVk4rPQWNCr4NdAAl53YAOVbePRneTYPj7VbFuQSobu3XCsTajRs048G3egbu0RtF KUKsYifUlWOXbxyRMgbphbvng/8RkzkuXPgjAkiOoibjdD1UyGijF0YmU17xo6qkojy+oDSZUEwJ IoR+evSYQ5BOFBl5BCLxhCHQFy88wjF8SbTMGA90uhgzWgQCgIEDf4ZD580kuJ4LyAYqEQECoRMW IYyKam/a0GKD2p1wu4BGICheMY7jIraugi9uyEFYzMChDosudAG8+pVuwrSaTKYrgwSDY4+kjLpo FQUaI2MvUEnap+SD2zNMWoQlwoSOEklE3B6FYawhJSF4kMguIQFXOYZD0WG9NUpuGhcUPjhsoYyU MoDkwFFhIAHqS0byIvbY4bcEqUOdANydd5YjVPXFMwCBiVIHFW7Ir6w/+BDm+/H/2TVCARUzsHIM CAyF8JVJ7I3ygjJQlQVeOoJ8dF9uj1lwhh8PNagJHO8AyIwYO4CRRwbmobRaMj8ctBqIh7C4D2+R bfJQHLWgx6FYTmhRFnNXBFJIKCIQuEBsOpQQixakBIXKj/iUw1ouWZXYWGzkpaQIb6pMqAiIYzAT zQk7mUjZEqFsgtheGKVDzpc75FXJiGyZEkYQtd3zBTMeWJUenCtA4UExZ4RC0hES3BadIzPYlspO IqVFjQwSPKJDGh88wEYOnq3VTTl7+DGBJ9i0Vc6WTthWxpAYRcimlHd2EKhIqX3ABCpWsSbPODPy Kd2hfJjyA5FGNaoIMzl8RFMJRVKgAMoFRRabnjEg3Pfrn1gQ6lApLQQ6WwW8GpntJQOGEkVv52VY X7PjSgmGuU4oQ6Vj7LZ7CTfRckKRvSlAoCRsbLSbAAA7 --=====================_34182995==_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii; format=flowed; x-avg-checked=avg-ok-42BE69D1 --=====================_34182995==_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Disposition: inline _______________________________________________ Discuss mailing list Discuss@list.digital-copyright.ca http://list.digital-copyright.ca/mailman/listinfo/discuss --=====================_34182995==_--
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