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WIPO/GEO/CPT/99/INF/2 Rev.
ORIGINAL: English
DATE: June 10, 1999

DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
SOUTH AFRICAN PATENTS AND TRADE MARKS OFFICE
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION

SYMPOSIUM ON THE INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION
OF GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

organized by
the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

in cooperation with
the South African Patents and Trade Marks Office (SAPTO)

Somerset West, Cape Province, South Africa, 1 and 2 September 1999

PROGRAM

Prepared by the International Bureau of WIPO

 

September 1, 1999
09.00 - 09.30 Opening ceremony
  Opening address by representative of DTI
  Opening address by representative of WIPO
09.30 - 10.15 International Protection of Geographical Indications - The Present Situation and Prospects for Future Developments
  Speaker: Mr. Marcus H�pperger, Head, Geographical Indications and Special Projects Section, Industrial Property Law Division, WIPO
10.15 - 10.30 Discussion    
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break    
11.00 - 11.45 Recent Developments in the Council for TRIPS (WTO)  
  Speaker: Mrs. Thu-Lang Tran Wasescha, Head, International Affairs, Coordinator for International Affairs in the field of Intellectual Property, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, Bern
11.45 - 12.00 Discussion  
       
12.00 - 12.45 The Protection of Geographical Indications in South Africa
  Speakers: Mrs. Anne Stern, Director, DM Kisch Intellectual Property Attorneys, Johannesburg
    Mr. Hermann Rademeyer, Advocate, Legal Advisor to the South African National Department of Agriculture
12.45 - 13.00 Discussion  
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch break  
14.30 Departure for Excursion to Local Wine Estates
19.30 Dinner Reception offered by the South African Patents and Trade Marks Office
September 2, 1999
09.00 - 09.45 Geographical Indications: The Approach of the United States of America
  Speaker: Mrs. Lynne Beresford, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Legislative and International Affairs, Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
09.45 - 10.00 Discussion    
10.00 - 10.45 Protection of Geographical Indications: The Approach of the European Union
  Speaker: Mr. Fran�ois Vital, Head, Quality Policy Unit DG VI, Commission of the EC, Brussels
10.45 - 11.00 Discussion    
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break    
11.30 - 12.15 Geographical Indications and Trademarks: Harmony or Conflict?
  Speaker: Mr. Henning Harte-Bavendamm, Attorney, Boesebeck Droste, Hambur
12.15 - 12.30 Discussion    
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch break    
14.00 - 14.45 The Use of Geographical Indications in a Collective Marketing Strategy: The Example of Cognac
  Speaker: Mr. Jean-Marc Girardeau, Head, International Legal Department, Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac, BNIC, Cognac, France
14.45 - 15.00 Discussion    
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break    
15.30 - 16.15 The Use of Geographical Indications in a Collective Marketing Strategy: The Example of the South African Wine Industry
  Speaker: Mr. Jakobus van Niekerk, Group Director, Corporate
    Strategy, Ko�peratiewe Wynbouers Vereniging (KWV), SuiderPaal, South Africa
16.15 - 16.30 Discussion    
16.30 - 17.00 Closing    
18.00 Cocktail Reception offered by WIPO

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