Patents Not Best To Protect Traditional Medical Knowledge, Author Says
Traditional medical knowledge would be best protected through liability rules instead of patents, according to a book exploring the applicability of intellectual property rights to traditional medical knowledge protection, and in particular if IP rights are suitable to promote the goals of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.
Automated Cars – And Regulations – At The Geneva International Motor Show
Among the Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis in Geneva this week, high-level representatives of the auto industry, the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the FÃ©dÃ©ration Internationale de lâ€™Automobile (FIA) and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) discussed issues of safety, data sharing and standardisation.
WHO Draft Guidelines On Sugars Intake
The World Health Organization (WHO) has published draft guidelines on sugars intake to reduce non-communicable diseases linked to obesity and dental caries.
UN Campaign Engages Tourists In Fight Against Counterfeits
Three United Nations agencies have announced that they are uniting forces to fight trafficking, urging travelers to act responsively.
With A â€œClean Slate,â€ WIPO Director Nominee Gurry Looks Ahead
Incumbent Francis Gurry of Australia today was nominated to be the director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization until 2020, with WIPO members to make their final decision on 8 May. In his return to office, Gurry told reporters today he wants to focus on the digital marketplace, improving the organisationâ€™s performance, changing geopolitics, and to steer journalists away from writing about allegations of wrongdoing at WIPO.
EPO Sees More Applications, More Modernisation, Battistelli Says
Patent quality is top priority for the European Patent Office, which â€œwants to be the best in the world,â€ President BenoÃ®t Battistelli said in a 5 March interview. The office's latest annual report shows that patent filings are at an all-time high, and that Europe is an innovation hub. The office's push for excellence, however, has sparked some staff resistance, Battistelli said.
Gurry Wins Committee Vote For Next Director General Of WIPO
After a bumpy road, the director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization today was recommended by the WIPO Coordination Committee to be returned to office for another six-year term.
WIPO Director General Election: Down To Three Candidates
World Intellectual Property Organization members this morning held a first round of voting for the director general candidate to lead the UN organisation for the next six years. The top three candidates, from Australia, Nigeria and Panama, will advance to the second round to be held this afternoon.
WIPO Enforcement Committee: Positive Sharing Of Experiences But Future Work Elusive
After two-and-a-half days of non-stop information sharing on ways to build respect for intellectual property and enforce IP rights, members of the World Intellectual Property Organization could not agree on the future agenda of the committee on enforcement.
WIPO Director Election Today; Outcome Still Hard To Predict
An executive committee of nearly half the World Intellectual Property Organization membership will tomorrow, 6 March, select the leader of the key UN organisation for the next six years. And it is still hard to predict whether the incumbent will return.