Monday, October 22, 2007

South Centre in News: Developing Countries Get Perspective On IP And Enforcement

South Centre organized symposium "Examining IP Enforcement from a Development Perspective" on 9 October 2007 gets a note in the IP-Watch.

There is more to the story of enforcing intellectual property rights than one typically reads in the media, and developing country governments should defend themselves against unfair enforcement practices, officials and activists said recently.

Speakers gave their views at a 9 October event of the intergovernmental South Centre entitled, Examining IP Enforcement from a Development Perspective. Viviana Muñoz Tellez, programme officer in the South Centre’s Innovation and Access to Knowledge Programme, outlined organisations that are working on IP rights enforcement, including the World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, Interpol, World Customs Organisation, and some governments through bilateral trade agreements.

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