National Dialogue on "Intellectual Property Rights and FTAs"

Organised by UNCTAD, ICTSD & FTA Watch

Convention Hall, Chulabhorn Research Institute
Bangkok, Thailand

12 November 2004

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8.00-8.30 Registration

8.30-9.00 Introduction of the National Dialogue - Prof. Jakkrit Kuanpoth, School of Law, STOU

9.00-9.20 Keynote Speech: FTA and Communities' rights - Prof. Saneh Chamarik, President of the Human Rights Commission

9.20-10.00 Current development in IPRs: From WTO to FTA - Pornchai Danvivathana, the Permanent Mission of Thailand to the WTO - Prof. Jakkrit Kuanpoth, School of Law, STOU

10.00-10.20 Regional and bilateral agreements and a TRIPS-plus world: Experience from US-Chile FTA
Pedro Roffe, Director of the UNCTAD/ICTSD IPRs and Development Project

10.20-10.40 Process of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) David Vivas, Programme manager, ICTSD

10.40-12.40 Panel on "Impact of FTA / TRIPS on public health"

  • Suchard Chongprosith, Food and Drug Administration
  • UNCTAD / ICTSD expert
  • Jiraporn Limpananon, Social Medical Research Division
  • Sureerat Trimakka, Deputy director, ACCESS
  • Moderator: Dr.Jade Dhonavanik, Law Office

12.40-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.30 Panel on "Impacts of FTA / TRIPS on natural resource, environment and Community rights"

  • representative from Department of Intellectual Property
  • UNCTAD / ICTSD expert
  • Nantana Intanond, Judge, Supreme Court
  • Witoon Lianchamroon, BIOTHAI
  • Moderator: Buntoon Sethasiroth, NRB Project

15.30-16.00 Press Release "Final Statement" from the National Dialogue

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