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Multilateral and Bilateral Trends in IP Policy Making: Lessons and Challenges for Africa

CIEL, TRALAC and ICTSD Meeting
Cape Town, South Africa, 6 October 2006

Description |Agenda |Participants| Documents

Agenda

1:30 to 3:00 pm: New multilateral and bilateral trends

Chair: Trudi HARTZENBERG (Executive Director of TRALAC)

New trends in Multilateral IP policy making: The suspension of the WTO negotiations and the debate on the WIPO Development Agenda. Barbara ROSENBERG (Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil)

The new generation of FTA with IP provisions and implications for developing countries: The US and the EU models. Maximiliano SANTA CRUZ (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile)

New IP policy-making: Challenges for Africa
Diana MANDAZA, (Medicines Control Authority, Zimbabwe)

Open debate

3:00- 3:30 - Coffee Break

3:30 pm to 6:00: Implications of new IP standards in FTAs

Chair: Ana Maria ALVAREZ (UNCTAD)

The treatment of Geographical indications in the US and EU bilaterals: David VIVAS (ICTSD)

The Treatment of Biodiversity and traditional knowledge issues in US and EU bilaterals: Dalindyebo SHABALALA (CIEL)

Access to education material in the digital environment: Adrew RENS (University of Witwatersrand)

Open debate: What are the possible responses and challenges for Africa?

 

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