World Intellectual Property Organization

Regional Consultation Program- Montego Bay, Jamaica

GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA
WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION

WIPO REGIONAL CONSULTATION ON ELECTRONIC COMMERCE AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

organized by
the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

in cooperation with
the Ministry of Commerce and Technology

Montego Bay, Jamaica, June 8 and 9, 1999

program

Document prepared by the International Bureau of WIPO

Tuesday, June 8, 1999

8:30 to 9:00 Registration

9:00 to 9:15 Opening Statements

Mr. Ernesto Rubio, Director, Cooperation for Development Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, WIPO

Minister Philip Paulwell, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Kingston, Jamaica

 

9:15 to 10:15 Topic 1 The Internet as the Medium for Electronic Commerce

Speaker Mr. Archibald Warnock, WIPO Consultant, United

States of America

Open Discussion

 

10:15 to 10:30 Coffee Break

 

10:30 to 11:30 Topic 2 Exploiting the Potential of Electronic Commerce:

Opportunities and Challenges

Speakers Senator Dale Marshall, Attorney-at-Law, Bridgetown,

Barbados

Mr. Gary Patterson, Executive Decision Consulting Limited, Kingston, Jamaica

Open Discussion

 

11:30 to 12:30 Topic 3 The Impact of Electronic Commerce on the Intellectual

Property System

Speakers Mr. Christopher Gibson, Head, Electronic Commerce

Section, Office of Legal and Organization Affairs, WIPO

Mr. Steven J. Metalitz, Vice President and General

Counsel, International Intellectual Property Alliance,

United States of America

Open Discussion

 

12:30 to 14:30 Lunch

 

14:30 to 16:00 Topic 4 Protection of Copyright and Related Rights, and the Role

of the WIPO Copyright Treaties in the Digital Media

Speaker Mr. Jorgen Blomqvist, Director, Copyright and Related

Rights Division

Open Discussion

 

16:00 to 16:30 Coffee Break

 

16:30 to 18:00 Topic 5 Information and Communication Technologies and the

Internet � Some Issues in the Caribbean Context

Speaker: Ms. Nicole Foga, Legal Counsel, Office of Utilities

Regulations, Ministry of Commerce and Technology,

Kingston, Jamaica

Open Discussion

 

 

Wednesday, June 9, 1999

9:00 to 10:30 Topic 6 The Domain Name System � Intellectual Property Issues

(i) The Internet Domain Name System

(ii) Domain Name Disputes

(iii) WIPO Internet Domain Name Process

Speakers: Mr. Christopher Gibson, WIPO

Mr. Archibald Warnock, WIPO Consultant

Open Discussion

 

10:30 to 11:00 Coffee Break

 

11:00 to 12:30 Topic 7 Enforcement and Dispute Resolution: WIPO and WTO

Speakers Mr. Christopher Gibson, WIPO

Mr. Steven J. Metalitz, International Intellectual Property

Alliance

Open Discussion

 

12:30 to 14:30 Lunch

 

14:30 to 16:30 Topic 8 The Administration of Intellectual Property in an Electronic Environment

(i) WIPO�s Global Information Network (WIPOnet): Current Development and Possible Modes of Participation of Intellectual Property Offices and Other IP Institutions

(ii) Responding to Users� Needs: Intellectual Property Digital Libraries, Patent and Trademark Databases

(iii) The On-line Exploitation of Museum Images

(iv) Network-Based Rights Management

 

Speakers: Mr. Alejandro Roca Campaña, Deputy Director, Cooperation for Development Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, WIPO

Mr. Jorgen Blomqvist, WIPO

Mr. Christopher Gibson, WIPO

Mr. Archie Warnock, WIPO Consultant

Open Discussion

16:30 to 16:45 Coffee Break

 

16:45 to 18:00 Topic 9 The Challenges and Opportunities of Electronic

Commerce for Developing Countries: Round Table

Speakers: Mr. Ernesto Rubio, WIPO

Mr. Jorgen Blomqvist, WIPO

Mr. Alejandro Roca Campaña, WIPO

Mr. Christopher Gibson, WIPO

Senator Dale Marshall, Bridgetown

Mr. Gary Patterson, Kingston

Ms. Nicole Foga, Kingston,

 

19.30 - 21.30 Reception hosted by the Government of Jamaica and WIPO

 

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