Provisional Programme for the Information Meeting on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Geneva, September 15, 2004

September 15, 2004

Geneva, 14 Sep 2004

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

10.00 – 10.10 Introduction
His Excellency Mr. Bernard Kessedjian, Ambassador of France to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Chair of the General Assembly of WIPO

10.10 – 10.20 Welcome and opening remarks
Dr. Kamil Idris, Director General, WIPO (or his representative)

10.20 – 10.40 Status Report on the Work of WIPO on Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Folklore
Speaker: Mr. Francis Gurry, Deputy Director General, WIPO

10.40 – 11.00 Intellectual Property Questions in Relation to Genetic Resources
Speaker: WIPO official

11.00 - 11. 20 Coffee Break

11.20 – 11.40 Benefit-sharing from Genetic Resources: Challenges for the Intellectual Property System
Speaker: Mr. Kent Nnadozie, Director, Southern Environmental and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (SEAPRI), Nairobi.

Developments in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Speaker: Secretariat of the CBD

Developments in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Speaker: Secretariat of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Developments in the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Speaker: Secretariat of the UNEP

Developments in the World Trade Organization (WTO)
Speaker: Secretariat of the WTO

12.40 – 13.00 Discussion

13.00 – 15.00 Lunch

15.00 – 16.30 Genetic Resources and the Patent System: Perspectives on Disclosure Requirements in Patent Applications
Speakers: Professor N. S. Gopalakrishnan, Director, Center for Intellectual Property Rights Studies, School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin
Mr. Timothy Roberts, Chairman, Working Party on the Interface Between Intellectual Property Rights, Development and the Protection of the Environment, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Bracknell
Mr. Manuel Ruiz, Director, Program of International Affairs and Biodiversity, Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambient (SPDA), Lima
Mr. Eric Noehrenberg, Director, International Trade and Market Issues, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations (IFPMA), Geneva.
Mr. Michael A. Gollin, Chair, Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors (PIIPA) and Partner, Venable LLP, Washington, D.C.

16.30 - 16.45 Coffee Break

16.45 – 17.45 Discussion

17.45 – 18.00 Concluding Remarks

World Intellectual Property Organisation
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