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Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

  • SCCR/27
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • Marrakesh VIP Treaty Signature | |Representatives of Eligible Contracting Parties: Please notify us at copyright.mail@wipo.int if you are interested in signing the Marrakesh VIP Treaty during SCCR/27.

Book presentation: 'Why Global Development is Succeeding'

  • WIPO/ECON/DEV/GE/14
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The prevailing picture of the developing world is one of hardship and even despair. But is such an image still accurate? In his riveting new book, economist and global development expert Charles Kenny argues that successes and progress are much more widespread than many of us believe. And understanding this positive transformation is the key to achieving even more. | |Join Mr. Kenny at WIPO (Room AB 13.1) on March 26 at 13:30, when he will present findings from this book – as well as from another of his books “The Upside of Down: Why the Rise of the Rest is Good for the West” – and take questions from the audience.

Director General's Meeting with NGOs

  • WIPO/NGOS/GE/14
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is inviting accredited Non-Governmental Organizations to a meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from 15.00 to 16.30, in Room NB 0.107 in the new WIPO building. | |Launched as an annual initiative to provide a forum for an exchange of views on the international intellectual property system generally and the work of WIPO specifically, the meeting will offer an opportunity for a direct dialogue with the Director General on the priorities and objectives of WIPO in 2014, as well as a reflection of the achievements of 2013. | |For more information, participants may send questions to Meeting.ngo@wipo.int.

WIPO Conference on Open Innovation: Collaborative Projects and the Future of Knowledge

  • WIPO/INN/GE/14
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • This Global Conference featured 17 High-Level Speakers from developed and developing countries as well as roundtable discussions on open innovation. Its objective was to exchange best practices on open collaborative projects for public ventures as well as private firms in various industries and fields of interest. It drew on the experience of global experts in the area of open innovation in academia and industry (including the film industry) and provided key issues to consider when implementing the concepts of open innovation as well as tools for launching open collaborations in the developing world. The event also provided power-networking platforms with leading figures such as Rem Koolhaas, Richard Wilder, H.E. Nsengimana and H.E. Brahmachari for the exchange of experiences on open collaborations.

Working Group on the Legal Development of the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks

  • MM/LD/WG/11
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • Change of Time: Please note that, due to logistical reasons, the eleventh session of the Working Group for the Legal Development of the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks will commence on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 3 p.m., in Room A of the AB Building. All participants in the Working Group are kindly invited to a presentation on the Update on Madrid IT Tools that will be given in Room 13.1, on the 13th floor, AB Building, on Wednesday, October 30, as from 10 a.m.

WCT - Assembly

  • WCT/A/12
  • Geneva, Switzerland

Roundtable Discussion with Mr. Yigal Erlich, Founder and Managing Partner, The YOZMA Group, Israel

  • WIPO/RT/GE/13
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • Mr. Erlich is the founding father of the Israel venture capital industry and one of the most prominent figures in the Israel high-tech arena in the past 15 years. He also founded the Technology Incubator Program that led to the creation of 24 incubation centers throughout Israel.
    The Roundtable is free of charge and open to the public. It will be held at the headquarters of WIPO from 16.00 to 17.30, in NB Conference Room 3. The working language will be English.

Director General's Meeting with NGOs

  • WIPO/NGOS/GE/13
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is inviting accredited Non-Governmental Organizations to a meeting to be held on Thursday, February 7, 2013, from 15.00 to 16.30, in Room NB Conference 0.107 in the new WIPO building. |Launched as an initiative to provide a forum for an exchange of views on the international intellectual property system generally and the work of WIPO specifically, the meeting will offer an opportunity for a direct dialogue with the Director General on the priorities and objectives of WIPO in 2013, as well as a reflection of the achievements of 2012. Participants are requested to confirm attendance by email by January 31, 2013 to meeting.ngo@wipo.int . In addition, participants may also identify in advance any specific topics recommended for discussion.

HR Briefings

  • HR BRIEFINGS (30/11/12)
  • Geneva, Switzerland

SCT Briefing

  • SCT BRIEFING (18/01/12)
  • Geneva, Switzerland

Advisory Committee on Enforcement

  • WIPO/ACE/7
  • Geneva, Switzerland

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WIPO Arbitration Workshop

  • ARB/WK/11
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The purpose of the Workshop is to provide intensive basic training of a practical nature for party representatives in arbitration and for arbitrators.

WCT - Assembly

  • WCT/A/10
  • Geneva, Switzerland

GRULAC Meeting

  • GRULAC MEETING (06/07/11)
  • Geneva, Switzerland

GRULAC Meeting

  • GRULAC MEETING (14/06/11)
  • Geneva, Switzerland

WIPO Workshop for Mediators in Intellectual Property Disputes

  • ARB/MED/11
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Workshop provides an introduction to mediation in the intellectual property area, with focus on the appropriate role(s) of both parties and their lawyers in a mediation and on specific mediation techniques

Committee on WIPO Standards (CWS)

  • CWS/1
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • On January 1, 2010, the CWS replaced the former Standards and Documentation Working Group (SDWG)

Interregional Intermediate Seminar on Copyright and Related Rights

  • WIPO/CR/GE/10
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The main objectives of this seminar is to provide an opportunity for training and provision of information on various aspects of copyright and related rights; to promote debate on topical issues among the participants through case studies; as well as to raise awareness of the role of intellectual property as a tool for development and to enhance and develop skills in collective management of rights, especially in a fast changing environment.

WIPO Workshop for Mediators in Intellectual Property Disputes

  • ARB/MED/10
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Workshop is an intensive two-day training course in the techniques of mediation, based on lectures and simulated mediation exercises in the intellectual property field. Invitations: Participation is open against payment of a fee. This event is designed for lawyers, business executives, patent and trademark attorneys and others wishing to familiarize themselves with the mediation process.

Joint WIPO-ITU Accessibility Workshop

  • WIPO-ITU/WAI/GE/10
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The event aims at raising awareness on accessibility within the UN system by bringing together webmasters and content publishers

Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

  • SCCR/19
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Committee is currently engaged in discussing: limitations and exceptions regarding education, libraries and persons with disabilities, particularly visually-impaired persons, as well as the protection of audiovisual performances and broadcasting organizations.

WIPO Arbitration Workshop

  • ARB/WK/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The purpose of the Workshop is to provide intensive basic training of a practical nature for party representatives in arbitration and for arbitrators. The training, which will be conducted by experienced international arbitrators, will focus on the main principles of international commercial arbitration law and practice, with particular reference to the practical case application of the WIPO Arbitration and WIPO Expedited Arbitration Rules (as well as the WIPO Expert Determination Rules) in intellectual property and technology disputes. The arbitration rules of other arbitration institutions are also referred to for purposes of comparison. Further info: http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/events/

WIPO Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution - Update on Practices and Precedents

  • ARB/DN/AWK/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The evolving nature of the domain name registration system (DNS) is causing growing concern for trademark owners around the world, leading to a large number of cases filed with the Center under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), and an increasing demand for training in this area. The Workshop will pay particular attention to the numerous developments in relation to UDRP decision precedent. Further info: http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/events/

Ten Years UDRP: What's Next?

  • WIPO/URDP/GE/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center will host a conference in Geneva, Switzerland to mark the tenth anniversary of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)

WCT - Assembly

  • WCT/A/8
  • Geneva, Switzerland

Global Symposium of Intellectual Property Authorities

  • WIPO/IP/AUT/GE/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Symposium will discuss issues relating to the modernization and administration of IP Offices (Patent and Trademark Offices), brainstorm the vision for the future on the global IP infrastructure including common tools and databases for facilitating international collaboration, study the value of IP statistics for managing IP Office operation, and exchange experiences on different financial models of IP Offices.

Program and Budget Committee

  • WO/PBC/14
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • Regular session of the Program and Budget Committee.

International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations (Rome Convention, 1961) - Intergovernmental Committee

  • ILO/UNESCO/WIPO/ICR.20
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Committee will study the application and operation of the Rome Convention. Meetings of the Committee are convened every four years, and are held successively at the headquarters of the International Labour Office (ILO), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and WIPO. A separate closed meeting will take place in which a new Committee will be elected.

High-Level Forum on Intellectual Property for the Least Developed Countries: The Strategic Use of Intellectual Property for Prosperity and Development

  • WIPO/LDCS/GE/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The purpose of the High-Level Forum is to provide Ministers, Senior Policy Makers and Permanent Representatives of Least Developed Countries, an occasion to exchange views and share experiences, in particular, with regard to policy formulation, implementation strategy and articulation of the technical aspects of intellectual property with international and national experts on its strategic use for prosperity and development of the LDCs.

Program and Budget Committee - Informal Session

  • WO/PBC/IM/1/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The session of the Committee is convened as required by the mechanism for the preparation and follow-up of Program and Budget and will, in particular, consider the Draft Proposed 2010/11 Program and Budget in parallel with the Medium-Term Strategic Plan 2010-15, as well as other matters agreed on at its thirteenth session, held on December 10 and 11, 2008.

WIPO Summer School on IP

  • WIPO/ACAD/IP/GE/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The WIPO Academy will organize the WIPO Summer School directed towards senior students and young professionals.

Conference on Intellectual Property and Public Policy Issues

  • WIPO/IPGC/GE/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The conference will address issues relating to the interface of intellectual property with other areas of public policy, in particular, health, the environment, climate change and food security

Meeting the Needs of the Visually Impaired Persons: What Challenges for IP?

  • WIPO/VIP/GE/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • This meeting will provide a forum for main stakeholders to sensitize Member States, IGOs, NGOs and other interested actors to discuss how best the intellectual property system could meet the needs of the visually impaired people to access works in accessible formats.

Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore

  • WIPO/GRTKF/IC/14
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Committee will continue its work on the current mandate from the WIPO General Assembly, including work on the protection of traditional cultural expressions/expressions of folklore, traditional knowledge and genetic resources and related issues, and will consider options for outcomes of its current mandate and its future work, including possible recommendations for a future mandate for consideration by the WIPO General Assembly, and any other proposal by its Members.

Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications

  • SCT/21
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Committee will continue to work on issues identified at its twentieth session, in particular, on grounds for refusal of trademarks, technical and procedural aspects relating to certification and collective marks, possible areas for convergence on industrial design law and practice and Article 6ter of the Paris Convention.

WIPO Coordination Committee

  • WO/CC/61
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Committee will meet in extraordinary session to consider staffing matters, including a proposal to approve the nomination of candidates for appointment to the posts of Deputy Directors General and Assistant Directors General of WIPO.

Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

  • SCCR/18
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Committee will examine questions of limitations and exceptions regarding education, libraries and disabled persons, particularly visually-impaired persons. It will continue discussions on the protection of audiovisual performances, broadcasting organizations and future work.

Information Meeting on Developments in Broadcasting

  • SCCR/IM/GE/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • This meeting will consist of presentations from international experts on the current conditions of the broadcasting environment with special reference to developing countries and least developed countries.

WIPO-CAIPR Intensive IPR Appreciation Course for SMEs

  • WIPO-CAIPR/SMES/GE/09Cancelled:
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The World Intellectual Property Organization is organizing, in collaboration with the Centre for Advancement of Intellectual Property Rights (CAIPR), a one week intensive IPR appreciation course for SME stake-holders in Nigeria. The Forum will be held at the WIPO Headquarters, Geneva, from May 11 to 15, 2009. This training program will be an opportunity to entrepreneurs, regulatory agencies, lawyers and Chambers of Commerce to be trained on IP related issues relevant to entrepreneurship and competitiveness of SMEs.The training program seeks to provide the participants a better understanding of the role of intellectual property asset management in the overall business strategy of an enterprise. The training program is primarily for participants selected by CAIPR in Nigeria. Participants, or their sponsoring institutions, will cover the total cost of their travel and stay in Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the training program. To contact CAIPR: +234 805 306 5775 - Email: caiprng@gmail.com. A limited number of participants from other developing countries may be permitted to join the program, on a first-come-first-served basis, provided they are considered suitable and are able to bear the entire cost of their travel and stay. There is no participation fee. Non-Nigerians who wish to participate may send by email their curriculum vitae to caterina.vallesgalmes@wipo.int.

Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP)

  • CDIP/3
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • This session, as decided by the Member States, is to approve the report of the second session as well as to further develop a work program for implementation of the adopted recommendations; monitor, assess, discuss and report on the implementation of all recommendations adopted; and to discuss intellectual property and development related issues as agreed by the Committee, as well as those decided by the General Assembly.

Standing Committee on the Law of Patents

  • SCP/13
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Committee will continue its work on various issues relating to patent law and the international patent system, as agreed at the Twelfth Session of the Committee, held in June 2008.

IPC Union - Committee of Experts

  • IPC/CE/41
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Committee will, in particular, discuss the report of the special Task Force on projects CE 404 (Procedures of revision and publication of the IPC) and CE 405 (IPC revision policy and consistency of application), and continue its ordinary work, i.e. the adoption of results of the IPC Revision Working Group and the IPC Advanced Level Subcommittee.

WIPO Information Meeting on Intellectual Property (IP) Financing

  • WIPO/IP/FIN/GE/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The purpose of the Information Meeting is to raise awareness among Member States' copyright and industrial property offices, and the wider IP community, of the opportunities and challenges of IP financing (the use of IP assets to gain access to finance) by drawing attention to current practices in different countries and different industries in the copyright, patent and trademark fields, and to current international policy developments on the subject.

WCT - Assembly

  • WCT/A/6
  • Geneva, Switzerland

WIPO Conference

  • WO/CF/27
  • Geneva, Switzerland

WPPT - Assembly

  • WPPT/A/6
  • Geneva, Switzerland

WCT - Assembly

  • WCT/A/4
  • Geneva, Switzerland

Arbitrators Workshop

  • ARB/WK/05
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • An annual event for all persons interested in WIPO arbitration procedures, both as potential arbitrators and as potential party representatives.

Domain Name Panelists Meeting

  • ARB/DNP/05
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • A meeting of WIPO panelists to exchange information on precedents and procedures in WIPO domain name dispute resolution.

WCT - Assembly

  • WCT/A/3
  • Geneva, Switzerland

Inter-sessional Intergovernmental Meeting on a Development Agenda for WIPO

  • IIM/2
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • This session will continue discussions and consideration of the proposals submitted by Member States at the First session of the IIM held from April 11 to 13, 2005. Member States have also been invited to submit additional proposals on the establishment of a development agenda for consideration at this session.

Ad hoc Intergovernmental Meeting on Genetic Resources and Disclosure Requirements

  • WIPO/IP/GR/05
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • This meeting is convened in accordance with the decision of the WIPO General Assembly for an ad hoc meeting to consider and discuss the revised version of a draft examination of issues relating to the interrelation of access to genetic resources and disclosure requirements in intellectual property rights applications, in response to an invitation to WIPO by the Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Standing Committee on the Law of Patents

  • SCP/11
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Committee will continue its discussion on a draft treaty on harmonization of certain provisions of patent law and practice.

Program and Budget Committee

  • WO/PBC/8
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Committee will consider and discuss proposals with regard to WIPO’s Program and Budget for the 2006-2007 biennium.

WIPO Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution

  • DN/WK/GE/04
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • An annual event for all persons interested in WIPO Internet domain name dispute resolution, focusing on precedents and practices relevant to the filing of cases.

WIPO Domain Name Panelists Meeting

  • WIPO/DNP/GE/04
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • A meeting of WIPO panelists to exchange information on precedents and procedures in WIPO domain name dispute resolution.

WIPO Workshop for Arbitrators

  • ARB/WK/GE/04
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • An annual event for all persons interested in WIPO arbitration procedures, both as potential arbitrators and as potential parties.

Interregional Intermediate Seminar on Copyright and Related Rights

  • WIPO/CR/GE/04
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The objective of the Seminar is to provide training and information on various aspects of copyright and related rights, as well as recent trends and developments in the field and to promote debate among the participants on topical issues. The Seminar is also intended to raise awareness of the role of intellectual property as a tool for economic, social, cultural and technological development, and to enhance and develop skills in the management of copyright and related rights, especially in a fast changing environment.

WIPO-OECD Workshop on the Use of Patent Statistics

  • WIPO-OECD/STAT/04
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Workshop will focus on both empirical analysis and statistical issues, covering the following themes: spillovers and diffusion of knowledge, value of patents, new ways of using patent data to address policy issues, forecasting patent data, and patent statistics and indicators.

Seminar on the Madrid System of the International Registration of Marks

  • WIPO/MMP3/04
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Seminar, in English, aims to increase awareness and practical knowledge of the Madrid system for the international registration of marks among users, such as independent and in-house trademark agents (paralegals and attorneys), who file applications for international registration and manage international trademark portfolios.

WCT - Assembly

  • WCT/A/2
  • Geneva, Switzerland

Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO

  • A/38
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The General Assembly of WIPO, the Paris Union Assembly and the Berne Union Assembly will meet in extraordinary session.

WCT - Assembly

  • WCT/A/1
  • Geneva, Switzerland

PCT Union - Working Group on Reform of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

  • PCT/R/WG/1
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • The establishment of the Working Group was approved by the PCT Assembly at its 30th (13th ordinary) session held in September-October 2001, as recommended by the Committee on Reform of the PCT at its 1st session held in May 2001. That Committee was convened pursuant to a decision of the PCT Assembly made at its 29th (17th extraordinary) session held in September-October 2000.

WIPO Conference

  • WO/CF/17
  • Geneva, Switzerland

PCT Academy

  • WIPO/PCT/ACAD
  • Geneva, Switzerland

WIPO Conference

  • WO/CF/16
  • Geneva, Switzerland

WIPO Academy

  • WIPO/ACAD/E/98
  • Geneva, Switzerland

WIPO Academy

  • WIPO/ACAD/A/97
  • Geneva, Switzerland

Biennial IFCAI Conference

  • ARB/ICAI/97
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • On October 24, 1997, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center hosted, at the Geneva headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Biennial Conference of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI), organized in collaboration with the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA).

WIPO Academy

  • WIPO/ACAD/E/97
  • Geneva, Switzerland

Budget Committee

  • WO/BC/XVI + WO/PC/VII
  • Geneva, Switzerland

Budget Committee

  • WO/BC/XV + WO/PC/VI
  • Geneva, Switzerland

WIPO Academy

  • WIPO/ACAD/E/96
  • Geneva, Switzerland

Conference on Mediation

  • ARB/MED/96
  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • On March 29, 1996, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) organized a Conference on Mediation, which was held at its headquarters in Geneva. The purpose of the Conference was to examine the position of mediation as a dispute-resolution procedure in the contemporary world and, particularly, the reasons for the increased interest in mediation, the main features, advantages and limitations of mediation, the suitability of mediation to intellectual property disputes and the different understandings and uses of mediation that prevail in various cultural contexts. The conference was attended by 150 persons from 35 countries. WIPO was fortunate to have the participation of a number of eminent international specialists to make presentations and to lead the discussions on the various aspects of mediation considered during the Conference. This section contains the texts of their presentations, together with the transcript of the discussions that took place during the Conference.

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