Geneva workshop on ACTA, June 28, 2010

On June 28, 2010, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) and IQsensato are co-hosting a workshop on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

The Location of the meeting is the Maison des Associations, on Rue des Savoises 15, Geneva, in the Salle Gandhi.

Speakers

  • Carlos Correa, University of Buenos Aires
  • Erik Josefsson, Adviser, Greens/EFA-European Parliament
  • James Love, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI)
  • Jose Estanislau do Amaral Souza Neto, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the WTO and other International Organizations
  • K. Gopakumar, Third World Network
  • Michael Geist, University of Ottawa
  • Roger Kampf, World Trade Organization
  • Sean Flynn, American University
  • Shandana Gulzar Khan, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the WTO
  • Sisule Musungu, IQsensato
  • Sunjay Sudhir, Permanent Mission of India to the WTO
  • Thiru Balasubramaniam, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI)
  • Viviana Munoz, South Centre
  • Zhao Hong, Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the World Trade Organization

The Program for Workshop follows:

Registration is not required. This event is open to the public

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Implications of ACTA on access to medicines

Chair: Thiru Balasubramaniam
Sean Flynn, American University
K. Gopakumar, Third World Network

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Relationship of ACTA to the TRIPS Agreement and bilateral free trade agreements

Chair: Sisule Musungu, IQsensato
Roger Kampf, World Trade Organization
Zhao Hong, Permanent Mission of of the People's Republic of China to the World Trade Organization
Viviana Munoz, South Centre
Shandana Gulzar Khan, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the WTO

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM: Coffee break

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM: Implications of ACTA on access to knowledge and the use of the Internet
Chair: Viviana Munoz, South Centre
Erik Josefsson, Adviser, Greens/EFA-European Parliament
Michael Geist, University of Ottawa,
Thiru Balasubramaniam, KEI

1PM - 2 PM: Lunch (not provided for)

2 PM - 2:35 PM: ACTA provisions on injunctions and damages
Chair: Sisule Musungu, IQsensato
James Love, KEI

2:40 PM - 3:30 PM: ACTA provisions on border measures
Chair: Thiru Balasubramaniam, KEI
Carlos Correa, University of Buenos Aires

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Coffee break

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: ACTA as an institution
Chair: James Love, KEI
Jose Estanislau do Amaral Souza Neto, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the WTO
Sisule Musungu, IQsensato
Michael Geist, University of Ottawa,
Sunjay Sudhir, Permanent Mission of India to the WTO (TBC)

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM: Concluding remarks
Carlos Correa, University of Buenos Aires
Sisule Musungu, IQsensato
Michael Geist, University of Ottawa,
Erik Josefsson, Adviser, Greens/EFA-European Parliament
K. Gopakumar, Third World Network
James Love, KEI