Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellecutuelle The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Formed in 1897 Politically neutral Headquartered in Switzerland Over 8,500 members in 100 countries Federation of national groups What is AIPPI?
IP Questions on hot topics – resolutions based on professional reports from many countries IP advocacy - resolutions promoted before national governments and international IP bodies WIPO WTO IP associations such as FICPI, LES, and INTA Activities of AIPPI
Every other year First in Vienna in 1897 Last one in Sweden in 2006 Next one in Boston, September 2008 AIPPI Congress
41 st World Intellectual Property Congress September 6-11, 2008
International IP 1883 Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property filing dates effective in other contracting countries patents, industrial designs and trademarks 1886 Berne Convention for protection of Literary/Artistic Works copyrights recognized in contracting countries 1970 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) allows filing of international patent applications 1989 Madrid protocol system for international registration of trademarks 1891 Madrid agreement on registration of marks US joined in 2003
What is WIPO? World Intellectual Property Organization agency of United Nations established by WIPO Convention in 1967 in Stockholm now 184 contracting nations promote the protection of intellectual property worldwide administer international ip treaties and unions created by those treaties WIPO – WTO dynamic WIPO administers treaties WTO has the teeth - sanctions – to enforce them
AIPPI - WIPO project CPIPPA treaty Client Privilege in IP Professional Advice proposed to WIPO by AIPPI Conference in Geneva May 22 - 23, 2008 Rationale for privilege for communications between clients and IP advisers problem of loss or lack of privilege in some jurisdictions AIPPI treaty will propose standards for recognizing and applying privilege from one country to another