CDIP 24: KEI provides comments on the Report on the International Conference on Intellectual Property (IP) and Development

On 20 May 2019, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) convened an International Conference on Intellectual Property (IP) and Development. On 19 November 2019, at the 24th session of WIPO’s Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP), Knowledge Ecology International… Continue Reading

WIPO General Assembly 2017: Statement of Brazil on the WIPO Development Agenda

On Wednesday, 4 October 2017, Brazil delivered this perspicacious statement on the WIPO Development Agenda.

Thank you, Mr. Chairman,

As everyone knows, the CDIP follows in the footsteps of the Development Agenda. In this regard, Brazil believes the implementation of the 45 recommendations is essential for this organization to be fully representative. Underlying the DA is the principle that a fair remuneration for the creations of human spirit goes together with the imperative of ensuring the right to health, culture, knowledge, information and education.
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CDIP 17: Asia Pacific and African Group raise concerns re: WIPO’s position on the UN High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is convening its 17th session of the Committee on Intellectual Property and Development (CDIP17) from 11 April 2016 to 15 April 2016. The mandate of the Committee is to “develop a work-program for implementing the 45 adopted Development Agenda recommendations” and “monitor, assess, discuss and report on the implementation of all recommendations adopted” (Source: WIPO page on the Committee on Development And Intellectual Property).

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WIPO: Under Siege?

Walking around the marbled corridors of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) during its 43rd General Assembly, one cannot help but feel a palpable sense of an Organization under siege. Heightened security detail, ostensibly for the protection of the institution and the assembled delegates, was referred by one insider as justification for WIPO maintaining the current levels for patent filing fees.

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