45 Public Interest Groups Send Letter to WIPO on IP Enforcement Activities

By |December 6th, 2011|

Forty-five civil society groups concerned about efforts to ratchet-up the enforcement of intellectual property rights beyond healthy levels sent a letter to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) this week to their express concern on WIPO's continued promotion of a "maximalist" agenda with respect to intellectual property rights. The civil society letter reminded WIPO that this approach undermine's development dimensions and subordinates fundamental rights including freedom of expression on the Internet. The public interest groups cite the lack of transparency in WIPO decisions and its lack of balancing other public interest concerns in its approach.

IP Justice Recommendations for a Development Agenda at WIPO

By |September 24th, 2007|

IP Justice Recommendations for the 2007 WIPO General Assembly on the WIPO Development Agenda
In 2004, at the General Assembly of the WIPO, two member nations Brazil and Argentina submitted proposals for establishing a Development Agenda for WIPO.  This proposal found wide support from most member nations to WIPO.  As you all know, the proposal for […]

Talks Continue in Provisional Committee for a Development Agenda (PCDA) at WIPO

By |June 26th, 2006|

The Provisional Committee for a Development Agenda (PCDA) at WIPO is holding its final meeting 26-30 June 2006 in Geneva to make recommendations to the 2006 WIPO General Assembly that are intended to incorporate a development dimension into WIPO’s work.
The UN Specialized Agency has been under fire recently, particularly from developing countries and public interest […]

IP JUSTICE STATEMENT at the 2nd Session of the Provisional Committee for a Development Agenda at WIPO

By |June 26th, 2006|

IP Justice Statement
at the
2nd Session of the
Provisional Committee for a Development Agenda at WIPO
26 – 30 June 2006 – Geneva, Switzerland
By IP Justice Executive Director Robin D. Gross
Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for the opportunity to address this Provisional Committee for a Development Agenda (PCDA) at WIPO. I represent IP Justice, an international public interest […]

IP Justice Statement Supporting Friends of Development Proposal for a Development Agenda at WIPO

By |February 23rd, 2006|

IP JUSTICE STATEMENT
on the GROUP of FRIENDS of DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL for a DEVELOPMENT AGENDA at WIPO

by IP Justice Executive Director Robin D. Gross
at the 1st Session of the Provisional Committee on Proposals Related to a WIPO Development Agenda
23 February 2006 – Geneva, Switzerland

Thank you, Mr. Chairman for this opportunity to comment on the Friends of […]

IP Justice Statement Supporting Chile’s Proposal for a Development Agenda at WIPO

By |February 21st, 2006|

IP JUSTICE STATEMENT
on CHILE’S PROPOSAL FOR A DEVELOPMENT AGENDA AT WIPO

by IP Justice Executive Director Robin D. Gross
at the 1st Session of the Provisional Committee on Proposals Related to a WIPO Development Agenda
21 February 2006 – Geneva, Switzerland

Thank you, Mr. Chairman and congratulations on your re-election.  I represent IP Justice, an international civil liberties organization […]

WIPO Resumes “Development Agenda” Talks; Developing Countries Continue Push for Balance at WIPO

By |February 20th, 2006|

IP Justice Media Release
20 February 2006

Contact: Robin D. Gross, IP Justice Executive Director
Telephone: +1.415.553.6261
Email: robin@ipjustice.org

WIPO Resumes “Development Agenda” Talks
Developing Countries Continue Push for Balance at WIPO

IP Justice is in Geneva this week as the second year of talks resume to debate a “Development Agenda” at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the UN Specialized Agency […]

Introduction of Development Agenda and IIMs

By |July 22nd, 2005|

IIM/3, 20-22 July 2005
IIM/2, 20-22 June 2005
IIM/1, 11-13 April 2005
General Assembly 31st meeting (GA/31), 27 September – 5 October 2004 and lead-ups to IIMs