Knowledge Governance Negotiations
What is the TTIP?
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in the words of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), "is an ambitious, comprehensive, and high-standard trade and investment agreement being negotiated between the United States and the European Union (EU)" launched in 2013. (Source: USTR TTIP website) In President Obama's State of the Union Address on 12 February 2013, Obama announched the launch of the TTIP:
KEI's release of TPP Intellectual Property Chapter - May 11, 2015 Draft
Link to full text of the IP Chapter: http://keionline.org/tpp/11may2015-ip-text
Krista Cox wrote these notes on September 13, 2011, reporting on the eighth round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).
USTR releases new White Paper on Access to Medicine: includes almost no specifics in terms of negotiating positionsSubmitted by James Love on 12. September 2011 - 11:34
What best describes Obama Administration rationale for secrecy of tabled TransPacific Partnership Agreement IPR texts?Submitted by James Love on 11. September 2011 - 13:58
WIPO General Assembly: Expectations loom over decisions on treaties for actors, reading disabled persons and genetic resourcesSubmitted by thiru on 28. July 2011 - 10:43
The WIPO General Assembly meets from Monday, 26 September 2011 to Wednesday, 5 October 2011 and will take place at the International Conference Center Geneva (CICG), 17 rue de Varembé, 1211, Geneva.
The tentative schedule for 49th session of the WIPO General Assembly can be found here: http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/govbody/en/a_49/a_49_1_prov_2.pdf.
OMPI: Un instrument international pour la protection des ressources génétiques, des savoirs traditionnels et du folklore?Submitted by Staff on 21. July 2011 - 9:45
L’OMPI sur la voie d’un instrument international pour la protection des ressources génétiques, des savoirs traditionnels et du folklore.
Eugenia Olliaro (KEI)
The 19th session of the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore is meeting this week in Geneva (18-22 July 2011) to make a a decision on a possible international legal instrument (or instruments) to protect genetic resources, traditional knowledge and folklore. At the discussions of future work on 19 July 2011, the United States (Albert Tramposch, USPTO) asked the WIPO Legal Counsel (Edward Kwakwa) the following question.