All articles from: April, 2008

Press Release: U.S. on Decisions of the World Intellectual Property Organization

U.S. Ambassador Warren Tichenor welcomed decisions taken by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) member states to reduce Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) filing fees, and approve a transitional Program & Budget for 2008/09 at meetings of the WIPO General Assemblies on March 31, 2008. The PCT Assembly approved an across-the-board five percent reduction in PCT fees as well as additional reductions for individual filers in developing countries.

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Closing Statement by Ambassador Tichenor at the Human Rights Council 7th Session

Thank you, Mr. President.

The United States recalls that all governments in this Council have a responsibility to uphold their obligations under the UN Charter and to honor the commitments of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. This Council was formed so that those governments could work together, in a non-politicized manner, to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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