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WIPO/IP/MIL/01/INF. 1 Rev.
ORIGINAL:
English
DATE: February 2001

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MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND FOREIGN TRADE

WORLD INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY ORGANIZATION

WIPO MILAN FORUM ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND
SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES

organized by
the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
and
the Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade
Italian Government

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM

prepared by the International Bureau of WIPO

 

Friday, February 9, 2001

9.30 - 10.00

Registration

 

10.00 - 11.00

Opening Ceremony

 

Welcome address

Mr. Gabriele Albertini, Mayor of the City of Milan, Italy

 

Addresses by:

The Honorable Giuliano Amato, Prime Minister of Italy

Dr. Kamil Idris, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break

 

11.30 - 13.00

Keynote address

The Knowledge-Based Economy and its Challenges for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

The Honorable Enrico Letta, Minister for Industry and Foreign Trade, Rome

 

Respondent

Dr. Herwig Schlögl, Deputy Secretary General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris

13.00 - 14.30 Lunch offered by WIPO at the Hotel Mariott

14.30 - 15.30

Theme 1

Fostering the Innovation Potential of SMEs in the Globalization Era: The Role of Patents

 

Speaker

Mr. David A. Okongwu, Director General, Nigerian National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Abuja

 

Respondents

Mr. Richard Wilder, Attorney-at-Law, United States of America

Mr. Francesco Bellotti, Chairman, SME Working Group, Union of Industrial and Employers'Confederation of Europe (UNICE), Brussels

15.30 - 16.00

Discussion

 

16.00 - 16.30

Coffee break

 

16.30 - 17.30

Theme 2

Promoting the Marketing Potential of SMEs: the Role of the Trademark and Industrial Design Systems

 

Speaker

Mr. Luis Alonso García Muñoz-Nájar, Director, Division for Inventions and Distinctive Signs, National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Intellectual Property Protection (INDECOPI), Lima

 

Respondent

Mr. Alessandro Barberis, President, Piaggio, Pisa, Italy

17.30 - 18.00

 

Discussion

20.00

  Reception offered by the Municipality of Milan at "Palazzo Clerici"

 

Saturday, February 10, 2001

9.30 - 10.15

Theme 3

SMEs and the Copyright Sector - Success Stories

 

Speaker

Dr. Hisham El Sherif, Chairman, Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Center (RITSEC), Cairo

 

Respondent

Dr. Mihály Ficsor, Director, Center for Information Technology and Intellectual Property, Budapest

10.15 - 10.45

 

Discussion

10.45 - 11.15

Coffee break

 

11.15 - 12 .00

Theme 4

New Enterprises in the Digital Era

 

Speaker

Mr. S.K. Tuteja, Additional Secretary and Development Commissioner, Small Scale Industries, Ministry of Small Scale Industries and Agro and Rural Industries, Government of India, New Delhi

 

Respondent

Mr. Luigi Orsi Carbone, CEO, E-Planet, Milan, Italy

12.00 - 12.45

 

Discussion

12.45 - 14.00

Lunch break

Reception offered by the Italian Institute of Industrial Promotion (IPI)

14.00 - 15.30

Panel Discussion

Utilization of the Intellectual Property System for Enhanced Competitiveness in the Knowledge-Based Economy - Opportunities for SMEs

 

Introductory Remarks:

Representative(s) from Academia

 

Moderator

Mr. Marino Porzio, Attorney-at-Law, Santiago, and Chair of the WIPO Assembly

 

Panelists

    Representative of WIPO
    Representative of the Italian Government
    Representative of the European Commission (EC)
    Representative of the World Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (WASME)
    Representative of the European Center for Design, Milan, Italy

15.30 - 16.00

 

Adoption of the Milan Plan of Action and Closing Ceremony

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