Implementing Intellectual Property Rights under a Development Perspective

Presentation of the UNCTAD-ICTSD Resource Book on TRIPS and Development


Organized at the International Environment House MIE II, Rooms Rhin and Aare
Geneva, Switzerland, 7 April 2005

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ICTSD is proud to announce the launch of the UNCTAD - ICTSD Resource Book on TRIPS and Development, to be held on 7 April 2005 from 9h00 - 11h00 at the International Environmental House II, Rooms Rhin and Aare.

The Resource Book, published in February 2005 by Cambridge University Press, is conceived as a thorough guide to the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). It provides a detailed analysis of each provision of the Agreement, aiming at a sound understanding of WTO Members' rights and obligations. The purpose is to clarify the implications of TRIPS, especially highlighting the areas in which the treaty leaves leeway to Members for the pursuit of their own policy objectives, according to their respective levels of development.


9.00 - 9.30:

Welcoming Remarks and presentation of the Resource Book
Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Executive Director, ICTSD
Carlos Fortin, Officer-in-Charge, UNCTAD
Pedros Roffe, Project Director, ICTSD

9.30 - 10.30

Panel Discussion:
Guilherme Patriota, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the UN
Cameron MacKay, Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN
Adrian Otten, Director, Intellectual Property Division, WTO
Frederick Abbott, Professor, Florida State University College of Law
Carlos Correa, Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires / South Centre

10.30 - 11.00:

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