Intellectual Property

U.S. Statement on the Adoption of the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement

The United States must make clear that we do not support adoption of the new Act… We do not believe there is a consensus of all Conference members in favor of adoption.

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All WIPO Members Should Be Able to Participate Equally in Lisbon Agreement Diplomatic Conference

This is about more than the legitimacy of the Lisbon Agreement itself. This issue has alarming implications for the future of WIPO as an organization.

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U.S. Joins Request for an Open Diplomatic Conference – WIPO / Lisbon Union Meeting

We would like to state for the record that we object to the closed, non-inclusive method of work being advocated by most of the Lisbon Members for this diplomatic conference.

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U.S. Deposits Instrument of Ratification to Geneva Act of Hague Agreement on Registration of Industrial Designs

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This marks the last step in the membership process for the United States to become a Member of the Hague Union. The treaty will go into effect for the United States on May 13, 2015.

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Outcomes from the ITU 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference #PP14

The U.S. delegation achieved its four primary objectives, and all outcomes were agreed by consensus with other member states.

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U.S. Expresses Disappointment at Outcome and Conduct of WIPO Conference on Lisbon Agreement

The United States is deeply disappointed by the outcome and conduct of the recent preparatory committee of the “Diplomatic Conference for Adoption of a Revised Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origins and Geographical Indications”, held under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

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U.S. Closing Statement for the Adoption of a Revised Lisbon Agreement

The U.S. sent a delegation of experts to Geneva this week with high hopes for seizing what we viewed as a historic opportunity that the revision of the Lisbon System presents to the WIPO membership

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U.S. Opening Statement for the Adoption of a Revised Lisbon Agreement

In our view, this diplomatic conference presents a historic opportunity to develop a broad multilateral agreement that reflects the shared objective of WIPO Members to provide appropriate protections for geographical indications, while accommodating the diverse approaches in our various national systems.

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First Ever Innovation Fair at the WTO on October 28 Will Showcase Cutting Edge Technologies

On October 28th, the first ever innovation fair at the WTO will showcase cutting edge technologies.

The public is invited to the first-ever Innovation Fair at the World Trade Organization headquarters which will take place in Geneva on October 28, 2014 from noon to 18:00.

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U.S. Statement at Opening of WIPO General Assembly

Ambassador Hamamoto delivered the U.S. Opening Statement at the Fifty-Fourth Series of Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO on September 22.

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