WTO TRIPS Council: India raises concerns on ACTA and TPPA on discussion of "Trends in the Enforcement of IPRs"Submitted by thiru on 26. October 2011 - 5:39
On 25 October 2011, India delivered the following intervention at the WTO TRIPS Council raising concerns on ACTA and the TPPA during discussions of "Trends in the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights". On ACTA, India voiced concerns on the scope of ACTA's civil enforcement measures, border measures potential role in the seizure of generic medicines, third party liability, damages and also raised systemic issues such as how WTO MFN obligations would affect WTO members who are not ACTA parties,
WTO TRIPS Council: India questions the United States on eBay v. MercExchange precedent as alternative to Paragraph 6 mechanismSubmitted by thiru on 26. October 2011 - 4:21
On 25 October 2011, the WTO TRIPS Council held its annual review of the Paragraph 6 System. The following are extracts from the intervention of India. Note that under "Any alternatives to the use of Paragraph 6 System to achieve the objective of access to medicines" India asked the United States to shed light on state practice in the US following the US Supreme Court's eBay versus MercExchange ruling (http://keionline.org/content/view/174/1).
TRIPS Council (24-25 Oct 2011) will discuss Para 6 implementation, Australia's tobacco plain packaging bill 2011 and enforcementSubmitted by thiru on 18. October 2011 - 11:23
The following WTO airgram WTO/AIR/3815/REV.1 contains the agenda for the upcoming WTO Council for TRIPS meeting to be held in Geneva from Monday, 24 October 2011 to Tuesday, 25 October 2011. Paragraph 3 and agenda items G, N and O will be of interest to readers of this blog. It should be noted that in the original document, the text is capitalized. Item G covers Review under Paragraph 8 of the Decision on the implementation of Paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health.
Ecuador's proposal to WIPO General Assembly to convene a Diplomatic Conference on a Treaty for Persons with Reading DisabilitiesSubmitted by thiru on 30. September 2011 - 1:56
On Thursday, 29 September 2011, Ecuador made the following intervention at the WIPO General Assembly (GA) during the consideration of a Report on the Work of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) which called for the WIPO GA to convene a diplomatic conference in 2012 on a treaty on copyright exceptions for persons with reading disabilities provided that SCCR23 reached agreement on a negotiating text for the TVI.
Gracias señor Presidente.
KEI general statement to 49th WIPO General Assemblies on the SCCR + Semi-live blogging of SCCR discussionsSubmitted by thiru on 29. September 2011 - 4:54
This is the statement delivered by KEI at WIPO's consideration of the Report on the Work of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). There was no decision point on agenda item 29 which took note of the Report of the SCCR.
On Thursday, 29 September 2011, Pakistan made the following intervention on behalf of the Asian Group during WIPO's discussion of the Report of the Standing Committee on Copyright and related Rights. On the matter of exceptions and limitations, the Asian Group stated:
Brazil's general statement to the WIPO General Assembly in 2011 was delivered on Monday, 26 September 2011 by HE Roberto Azevedo, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the WTO and other Economic Organizations in Geneva. With respect to a disabilities treaty, Brazil stated,
KEI general statement to 49th WIPO General Assemblies
Statement of Knowledge Ecology International
49th Session of the WIPO Assemblies
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
As Knowledge Ecology International is taking the floor for the first time, I would like to congratulate you upon your election as Chair of the General Assembly.
General Statement of South African Ambassador on behalf of the African Group at WIPO General Assembly 2011Submitted by thiru on 27. September 2011 - 4:32
The following intervention was delivered on 26 September 2011 by H.E. Abdul Minty, Ambassador and Permanent of the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations and other International Organizations, on behalf of the African Group. This is what the African Group said about limitations and exceptions:
The following intervention was delivered today by H.E. Alfredo Suescum, Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Panama to the WTO on behalf of of the Group of Latin American and Caribbean countries (GRULAC). With respect to a disabilities treaty, GRULAC noted:
The NCD Alliance is a formal alliance of the International Diabetes Federation, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Union for International Cancer Control and the World Heart Federation established on 19 May 2009 "representing the four main NCDs outlined in the World Health Organization’s 2008-2013 Action Plan for NCDs – cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory disease".
Submission of Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) to the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP): Patents and Health
11 September 2011
KEI/IQsensato panel at WTO Public Forum: Proposal for a WTO Agreement on the Supply of Knowledge as a Public Good (21 Sept 2011)Submitted by thiru on 7. September 2011 - 9:27
WTO PUBLIC FORUM 2011
TITLE: Proposal for a WTO Agreement on the Supply of Knowledge as a Public Good
DATE: Wednesday, 21 September 2011
VENUE: Room E (located on 3rd floor), World Trade Organization
REGISTRATION: Mandatory, please complete the registration form by 14 September 2011.
This cable, written on 23 January 2007, summarizes the proceedings of a video conference between US government officials and Hong Kong government officials that took place on 12 January 2007 with respect to ACTA and subsequent conversations between the Hong Kong government and the US consulate in Hong Kong.
US wary of WIPO initiative to host meeting on avian influenza and intellectual property rights (2005)Submitted by thiru on 5. September 2011 - 2:03
On 2 November 2005, Ambassador Kevin Moley wrote the following entitled, "NOT A GOOD IDEA - WIPO PROPOSAL ON AVIAN INFLUENZA AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS" after meeting with Rita Hayes, Deputy Director General WIPO, to discuss a proposed WIPO-hosted meeting of a high-level advisory group for intellectual property and avian flu.