On 10 October 2013, India delivered the following intervention at the WTO TRIPS Council's annual review of the paragraph 6 system.
Para 6 Mechanism
At the October 2013 WTO TRIPS Council, Venezuela delivered the following intervention on intellectual property and sports noting that the WTO should not duplicate WIPO negotiations on a possible treaty for the protection on broadcasting organizations.
Punto 13: Propiedad Intelectual y Deportes
Gracias señor Presidente
On Thursday, 10 October 2013, India delivered this intervention on Article 66.2 of the TRIPS Agreement mandates developed country members of the WTO to "provide incentives to enterprises and institutions in their territories for the purpose of promoting and encouraging technology transfer to least-developed country Members in order to enable them to create a sound and viable technological base."
Intervention on Art 66.2
South Africa Draft Policy on Intellectual Property rejects giving ownership interest in copyrighted works to broadcastersSubmitted by thiru on 9. September 2013 - 8:28
On 4 September 2013, the Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI) of the Republic of South Africa released its long-awaited "Draft National Policy on Intellectual Property". This policy framework was gazetted in the Government Gazette as Vol. 579, No. 36816. Public comments will be accepted until 17 October 2013.
Media coverage of the Marrakesh Treaty for the Blind negotiations
22 June 2013, The Washington Post, Filmmakers’ group tries to reshape treaty that would benefit the blind
24 June 2013, The Guardian, US film industry tries to weaken copyright treaty for blind people
"IP as a power tool for development" is back for a Nov. 2013 conference organized by South Africa's Companies and IP CommissionSubmitted by thiru on 2. August 2013 - 9:00
During Kamil Idris's tenure at the helm of the World Intellectual Property Organization, a hackneyed mantra of the organization was "Intellectual property: a power tool for economic growth".
WTO teams up with South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry, WHO and WIPO to convene workshop on IP and public healthSubmitted by thiru on 31. July 2013 - 4:22
On 7-8 August 2013, the Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI), Republic of South Africa and the World Trade Organization (WTO), in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will hold a National Workshop on Intellectual Property and Public Health in Pretoria. Leading experts from these intergovernmental organizations, Roger Kampf (WTO), Dr.
WIPO GA 2013 to decide on future of the Intergovernmental Committee on Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and FolkloreSubmitted by thiru on 25. July 2013 - 8:24
The Forty-Third session of the WIPO General Assembly which meets from 23 September 2013 to 2 October 2013 will have the pleasant task of untangling the Gordion knot that is the Report of the Proposals Made by Delegations Regarding Future Work of the IGC.
On 24 July 2013 the Ian Goss (Australia), the facilitator of the 25th session of the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC/GRTKF),
prepared the following draft recommendation for consideration by the WIPO General Assembly in September 2013. Currently, WIPO member states are examining the text and will provide their comments on the draft recommendations when the plenary resumes this afternoon.
22 July 2013
This was the statement delivered by Australia (Ian Goss, General Manager, IP Australia) on Monday, 22 July 2013.
Thank you chair
Firstly, I will begin with a negative, last week was perhaps the most frustrating of our meetings this year, in contrast to significant progress on Gr's [genetic resources] with disclosure proponents agreeing on an administrative approach to disclosure rather than substantive examination, this was a significant shift in position from a number key countries.
WIPO IGC 25 and Traditional Cultural Expressions: Intervention of KEI on Article 3 on the scope of protectionSubmitted by thiru on 17. July 2013 - 5:00
From 15-24 July 2013, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is holding the 25th session of the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC/GRTKF) . Currently, the IGC is chaired by Ambassador Wayne McCook of Jamaica.
The World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) Program and Budget Committee is meeting from 8 July 2013 to 12 July 2013. Among the documents under consideration is WIPO's Draft Proposed Program and Budget for the 2014/15 Biennium (WO/PBC/20/3) which fleshes out WIPO's strategic goals and program of work for 2014/2015.
On Friday, 28 June 2013, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held a signing ceremony in Marrakesh for WIPO member states accorded full powers to sign the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled. WIPO document VIP/DC/12 provides the list of 51 current signatories to the Marrakesh Treaty.
Knowledge Ecology International is holding a side event in Marrakesh on Thursday, 27 June 2013 at 2:00 PM in Karam 4 at the Palais des congrès entitled, Views on the outcome of the Marrakech treaty for the blind.
Ellen ‘t Hoen (legal advisor, KEI)
Krista Cox (Staff Attorney, KEI)
Alan Adler (Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs, AAP)
Gopa Kumar (Legal advisor, TWN)
Jens Bammel (Secretary General of the International Publishers Association)
Jonathan Band (policybandwidth)
Knowledge Ecology International is holding a side event in Marrakesh on 24 June 2013 at 2:00 PM in Karam 4 at the Palais des congrès entitled, "Views of observers on the hot button issues contained in the Marrakesh Treaty Text".
Krista Cox (Staff attorney, KEI)
Maryanne Diamond (President, World Blind Union)
Carlo Scollo Lavizzari (Attorney, International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical Publishers)
Pranesh Prakash (Policy Director, Center for Internet and Society)