Improving Intellectual Property Technical Cooperation for Least Developed Countries to Facilitate the Implementation of the TRIPS Agreement

Dialogue organised by ICTSD with Saana Consulting
9:00-11:30 in Room Rhin, Environment House 2,
Geneva, Switzerland, 3 May 2007

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9.00 - 10.00

Welcoming Remarks by Pedro ROFFE, Senior Fellow ICTSD

Presentation of the ICTSD/Saana Consulting project on Assessing the Needs for Financial & Technical Cooperation of LDCs in Implementing the TRIPS Agreement by David VIVAS, Programme Manager ICTSD

Presentation of the ICTSD/Saana Consulting draft paper Assessing the IP Technical Assistance Needs in the LDC context: Developing a Diagnostic Tool Kit by Tom PENGELLY, Saana Consulting

10.00 - 11.00

Group Discussion with introductory remarks from two representatives of the LDC Group: Peggy MLEWA, Zambia Mission, and Sheila SABUNE, Uganda Mission

  • which are the main indicators to be taken into account in the assessment exercise and which are the main stakeholders to be associated with?
  • how to go about exploring options for the submissions to be made to the TRIPS Council to identify financial and technical assistance needs and cooperation for 1 January 2008?
  • which are the possible linkages and complementarities with the Integrated Framework for Trade-Related Technical Assistance to LDCs and other relevant national economic planning & development co-operation modalities?

11.00 - 11.30

Concluding remarks and next steps

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