Intellectual Property

U.S. Statement at the WIPO General Assembly on Review of the OIOS Report

We applaud and welcome the reforms member states have adopted today, especially the revisions to the Internal Oversight Charter.

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U.S. Statement on Adoption of Proposals for Amendment to WIPO’s Internal Oversight Charter

We welcome the adoption of these important modifications. We believe they will make WIPO a stronger and more transparent organization.

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Joint Statement: U.S., Other WIPO Members Call for Release of Full OIOS Report to Member States

We reiterate our request that the CoCo Chair immediately formally request that OIOS produce a full version of the OIOS report, redacted only to protect witness confidentiality, and to provide this to member states no later than September 26, one week before the General Assemblies.

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WIPO General Assembly: Opening Statement of the United States of America

Mr. Chairman, the United States delegation looks forward to constructively engaging with all WIPO members to find consensus solutions to the issues facing the Organization now and in the future.

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U.S. Closing Statement at WIPO 23rd Program and Budget Committee

The United States is not in a position to approve the draft Program and Budget for 2016/17 absent the conditions we have identified.

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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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