June 2005  


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Monday, June 27, 2005
8.30 - 9.30  Registration
09.30 - 11.30  OPENING CEREMONY - Welcome addresses by:
  • Mr. Elvio Ubaldi, Mayor, Parma
  • Mr. Vasco Errani, President, Emilia Romagna Region
  • Mr. Vincenzo Bernazzoli, President, Province of Parma
  • Mr. Andrea Zanlari, President, Parma Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr. Luigi Rossi di Montelera, President, Italian Food and Drink Industry Federation, Rome
  • Mr. Geoffrey Podger, Director General, European Food Safety Authority, Parma
  • Mr. Riccardo Gallo, President, Institute for Industrial Promotion (IPI), Rome
Opening Addresses by:
  • The Hon. Mr. Roberto Cota, Undersecretary, Ministry of Productive Activities of Italy, Rome
  • The Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, or his representative
  • Senator Giampolo Bettamio, Undersecretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Rome
  • Mr. Marco Rosi, President, Parma Manufacturers Association, Parma
11.30 - 12.00 Coffee Break
12.00 - 13.00   Recent Developments
H. E. Mr. Paolo Bruni, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Italy, Geneva
  • Mr. Marcus Höpperger, Acting Director, Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications Law Division, WIPO, Geneva
  • Mrs. Thu-Lang Tran Wasescha, Counsellor, Intellectual Property Division, World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva 
  • Mr. Federico Castellucci, Director General, International Vine and Wine Organization (OIV), Paris
  • Mr. Miguel Rodríguez Mendoza, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva
13.00 - 15.00 Lunch offered by the Ministry of Productive Activities of Italy
15.00 - 16.30 The Point of View of Industry on Selected Issues: Food Products
Mr. Giuseppe Ambrosio, Chief of Department for Quality of Agro Industrial Products and Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Policies of Italy, Rome
  • Representative of the producers union of Parmigiano and Prosciutto di Parma 
  • Mr. Luis Samper, Gerente de Marcas Globales, Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia, Bogota
  • Mr. Tony Battaglene, Director, International and Regulatory Affairs, Winemakers Federation of Australia, Manuka  
  • Mrs. Wu Qian, Deputy Secretary-General, An Xi Tea Association, An Xi  
16.30 - 16.45 Coffee break
16.45 - 18.00 The Point of View of Industry on Selected Issues: Non-Food Products
Mr. Matthijs Geuze, Senior Counsellor, Office of the Assistant Director General, Sector of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications, WIPO 
  • Mr. Masoud Taromsary, Researcher, Tehran University, Tehran
  • Mr. Ludger Benda, Industrie- und Handelskammer, Solingen Cutlery,  Wuppertal-Solingen-Remscheid
  • Lic. Fernanda Gamboa Cerdán, Consejo Regulador de la Talavera, Talavera Ceramics, Mexico
19.00 - 21.00 Reception offered by the Municipality of Parma at Teatro Regio
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
9.30 - 11.00 Recently Established Registration Systems for Geographical Indications
Mr. Vittorio Ragonesi, Senior Consultant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Rome
  • Mr. David Gabunia, Director General, National Intellectual Property Center (Sakpatenti),Tbilisi
  • Mr. Radhey Shyam Julaniya, Director, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi
  • Miss Loreen Walker, Executive Director, Jamaican Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), Kingston
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 - 13.00 Trademarks, Geographical Indications and Generics
Mr. Marcus Höpperger
  • Mr. Alexander Anton, Milchindustrie Verband  e.V, Brussels
  • Mr. Charles Goemaere, Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne, Épernay
  • Dr. Alexander von Mühlendahl, Vice President, Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trademarks and Designs) (OHIM), Alicante
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch offered by WIPO
14.30 - 18.00 Visit organized by the Associations for the protection of Parmigiano and Prosciutto di Parma
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
9.30 - 11.00 International Registration: Options Offered by Existing Systems and Options Not Available Under These Systems
Mr. Amedeo Teti, Director General of Trade Policy, Ministry of Productive Activities of Italy, Rome
  • Mr. Matthijs Geuze  
  • Mr. David Thual, Secretary, Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network (ORIGIN), Brussels
  • Dr. Burkhart Goebel, Chair, Geographical Indications Committee, International Trademark Association (INTA), Lovells, Madrid PDF  PDF
11.00 - 11.15 Coffee Break
11.15 - 13.00 The Way Ahead - What Future for Geographical Indications?
Mr. Ernesto Rubio, Assistant Director General, WIPO, Geneva
  • Mrs. Lynne Beresford, Acting Commissioner for Trademarks, United States Patent and Trade Mark Office (USPTO), Alexandria
  • Mr. Antonio Berenguer, Administrator, Directorate-General Trade, European Commission, Brussels
  • H.E. Mr. David Spencer, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Australia to the WTO, Geneva
  • Dr. Felix Addor, Deputy Director General and Chief Legal Officer, Division of Legal and International Affairs, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IFPI), Bern
  • H. E. Mr. Rigoberto Gauto Vielman, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Paraguay, Geneva
  • Prof. James Otieno-Odek, Managing Director, Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI), Nairobi PDF 
13.00 - 13.30 Closing by:
  • The Hon. Mr. Adolfo Urso, Deputy Minister for Productive Activities, Rome
  • Mr. Massimo Goti, Director General of Production Development and Competitiveness, Ministry of Productive Activities of Italy, Rome
  • Mr. Ernesto Rubio