Technical Assistance Database: Activity Details

Title: TRTA 2 Program for Pakistan – Consultation Visit on Madrid System to WIPO Headquarters, Geneva
Description: The Government of Pakistan has been indicating for several years that they are interested in joining the Madrid System. This interest has been reflected in their discussions with the European Commission, and in IPO-Pakistan’s recent bilateral discussions with WIPO. A key factor impeding the realization of this stated goal is the continued resistance by the trademark attorneys, which, in turn, stems from concerns regarding a possible decline in their earnings subsequent to the country’s accession. In addition, IPO-Pakistan needs greater clarity on the measures (legislative, regulatory, organizational, human resources) required to accede to, and benefit from, the Madrid System. The visiting team would engage in discussions with colleagues concerned on issues of special relevance to Pakistan’s accession to the Madrid Protocol, including the steps to be taken to meet the obligations under the Protocol, and the measures required to fully benefit from the Madrid System.
Category: Meeting
Type: Meeting (General)
IP Subject Area: Madrid System
WIPO Sector: Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
Date From: 30/05/2012 - 01/06/2012
Venue City: Geneva
Venue/Host Country: Switzerland
Activity held in Language: English

Beneficiary / Participant Countries

Country Name No. of Members / Participants
Pakistan 6
Total Number of Participants:  6

Owner / Requester

Owner / Requester Name Owner / Requester Type
World Intellectual Property Organization IGO

Organizer

Organizer Name Organizer Type
European Union Commission IGO
Intellectual Property Office of Pakistan Member State / IP Office
World Intellectual Property Organization IGO