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  WTO Dispute Panel Set For Qatar IP Case; Appellate Body Appointments Still Stuck A World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel today was established on request of Qatar, which is challenging measures by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) taken in the name of anti-terrorism but which Qatar says unfairly violate its intellectual property rights and other WTO rules. Separately, also at today’s WTO Dispute … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-11-22By William New WHO Members Delve Into Draft 5-Year Work … Read More

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  WIPO GREEN Seeks Consultants For Tech Deals In Asia-Pacific The World Intellectual Property Organization program on intellectual property and environmental technology is looking for consultants to catalyze green tech transactions in the Asia-Pacific region. … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-11-20By William New US NAFTA Negotiating Objectives For IP: Go Big On Digital IP Protection, Fend Off GIs The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has issued a set of negotiating objectives for renegotiating the 1994 North … Read More

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  Studies Presented At WIPO To Better Understand Limitations To Copyright With no consensus on conducting normative work at the World Intellectual Property Organization on the limitations to copyright for certain actors such as persons with disabilities, educational institutions, and museums, the committee on copyright had agreed on several studies so the issues are better understood. This week, several of those … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-11-17By Catherine Saez New Proposal At WIPO On Exceptions To Broadcasting Rights While … Read More

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  New Proposal At WIPO On Exceptions To Broadcasting Rights While World Intellectual Property Organization delegates held informal closed consultations at the beginning of this week on a potential treaty protecting rights of broadcasting organisations from signal theft and piracy, a group of Latin American countries has proposed language on limitations and exceptions to these rights. … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-11-16By Catherine Saez U.S. Pushes Closer To Making Government Data Open By Default The Open, Public, Electronic, and … Read More

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  ‘Damaging’ Provisions On IP And Health Dropped From TPP Agreement, MSF Says Trade ministers negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without the United States have dropped many problematic provisions related to intellectual property and health, Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) reported today. Also removed from the agreement appears to be the investor-state dispute settlement provisions, according to a source. … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2017-11-14By William New USPTO’s Revised Patent Fee Schedule Raises Price Of IPR Process … Read More

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