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PROPIEDAD INTELECTUAL: SYMPOSIUM

Simposio dedicado al Acuerdo sobre los ADPIC para los Miembros y observadores del Consejo de los ADPIC

Centro William Rappard, sede de la OMC, Ginebra

El 26 de febrero de 2015 los delegados y observadores en el Consejo de los Aspectos de los Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual relacionados con el Comercio (ADPIC) escucharon a algunas de las personas que participaron efectivamente en las negociaciones de la Ronda Uruguay de 1986-1994, que les hablaron de la incorporación de la propiedad intelectual al sistema multilateral de comercio a raíz de la ronda; otros expertos explicaron lo que ha ocurrido desde entonces y lo que podría pasar en adelante.

Programa

Morning session
09:00 - 09:10 Setting the Scene: TRIPS at 20
Antony Taubman, Director, Intellectual Property Division, WTO
09:10 - 09:30 Keynote address Personal Recollections and Reflections of the Chairman of the Uruguay Round TRIPS negotiating group
Lars Anell, Chairman, Swedish Research Council
09:30 - 13:00 Session 1
Lessons from TRIPS Negotiations for future multilateral work on intellectual property
(Panel discussion led and moderated by Adrian Otten,
former Director, Intellectual Property Division, WTO)
09:30 - 09:50

Lead Speaker

Overview of the Stages of TRIPS Negotiations

Adrian Otten, former Director, Intellectual Property Division
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09:50 - 12:30 Panellists

Mogens Peter Carl, Former Director General in the European Commission, DG Trade, DG Environment (negotiator for the EU)

Peter Po Tak Cheung, Consultant, Hong Kong, China/David Fitzpatrick, Barrister England and Wales and Hong Kong, China, (negotiators for Hong Kong, China)

Thomas Cottier, Director World Trade Institute, Bern/Thu Lang Tran Wasescha, Consultant (negotiators for Switzerland)

Catherine Field, former Deputy General Counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (negotiator for the US)

A.V. Ganesan, former Commerce Secretary,
Government of India/Jayashree Watal, Counsellor, Intellectual Property Division (negotiators for India)

John Gero, former Ambassador of Canada to the WTO (negotiator for Canada)

Adrian Macey, former Ambassador for Climate Change, government of New Zealand and now Senior Associate, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington (negotiator
for New Zealand)

Umi Kalthum Binti Abdul Majid, Judge in Court of Appeals, Malaysia (negotiator for Malaysia)

Piragibe dos Santos Tarragô, the Permanent
Representative of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, The Hague (negotiator for Brazil)

Antonio Gustavo Trombetta, Ambassador of
Argentina to Switzerland (negotiator for Argentina)

Hannu Wager, Counsellor, Intellectual Property Division (negotiator for the Nordics)

12:30 - 13:00 Moderated by
Antony
Taubman
Questions from the floor and open discussion
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
Afternoon session
14:00 - 15:30 Session 2
Legal and Economic Impact of TRIPS: Implications for global IP policy debates

(Led by Robert Koopman, Chief Economist, WTO)
14:00 - 14:30 Speakers

The Legal and Economic Impact of TRIPS: An
Overview

Keith Maskus, Arts and Sciences Professor of
Distinction in Economics, University of Colorado
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14:30 - 15:00

The Legal Impact of TRIPS in the area of Industrial Property

Marco Aleman, Acting Director, Patent Law Division, WIPO
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15:00 - 15.30

The Making of the Para 6 Solution and its
Implementation So Far

Jayashree Watal and Roger Kampf, Counsellors, Intellectual Property Division
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15:30 - 16:00

African Group Participation in the Para 6 Solution: Reflections of a Former Negotiator

Felix Maonera, Deputy Head, Geneva Office,
Secretariat of the African Caribbean and Pacific
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16:00 - 16:30 Questions from the floor and open discussion
16:30 - 18:00

Session 3
Future of IP issues in the Multilateral Trading System

(Led by Carlos Primo Braga, Professor of International Political Economy and Director of the Evian Group, Lausanne)

16:30 - 17:00 Key speaker

Future of IP issues in the Multilateral Trading System

Thomas Cottier, Director World Trade Institute, Bern Switzerland's TRIPS negotiator
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17:00 - 17:30 Commentator

Prof Li Mingde, Director Intellectual Property Centre, Institute of Law and Intellectual Property Centre, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, P. R. China
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Paulin Edou Edou, Director General, African
Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI)

17:30 - 17:55 Questions from the floor and open discussion
17:55 - 18:00

Closing Remarks

Jayashree Watal