WIPO Committee on Development and Intellectual Property: UNCTAD-ICTSD Side-event on the WIPO Development Agenda and the Public Domain


WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland, 30 April 2009

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The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Centre on Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) are organizing, on 30 April 2009, a side event to the meeting of the WIPO Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP).

The Dialogue focused on the importance of the public domain for the promotion of innovation and creativity, with a view towards informing the debate among WIPO CDIP delegates on the implementation of recommendations no. 16 and 20 of the WIPO Development Agenda.

The keynote speaker will be Professor James Boyle, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law, who will speak on “The Public Domain: Concept, Recent Trends and Implications for Creativity and Innovation”.

In addition, the UNCTAD-ICTSD Project on Intellectual Property Rights and Sustainable Development will launch the first issue of its new series of Policy Briefs on the WIPO Development Agenda, entitled “A2K and the WIPO Development Agenda: Time to List the Public Domain”, by Dr. Uma Suthersanen, School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London.

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