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WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market, Ginevra, 20-22 aprile 2016

WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market
20-22 aprile 2016, Ginevra, Svizzera

The creative content economy continues to see radical change, creating new opportunities and challenges for policy-makers, creators and industry alike. At this unique global forum, hosted by WIPO, participants will explore the future evolution of the digital content market, including issues such as:

  • the impact of the digital environment on creators;
  • the role of publishers, producers and distribution platforms;
  • copyright in the digital age;
  • digital markets, consumer access, and participation;
  • tensions between easier access to creative works and a sustainable economic value chain.

La partecipazione è gratuita.

Welcome address

Mr. Francis Gurry, Director General, WIPO

Keynote speakers

Mr. Jaron Lanier, Futurist: The global digital value chain and sustainable creativity
Senator Christopher Dodd, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA): A perspective on the digital marketplace and the future of movies

Programma completo della conferenza:

Qui per la registrazione online

Impossibilitato a partecipare? Si può seguire la conferenza a partire dalle ore 9.30 del 21 aprile via live webcast. I video della conferenza saranno altresì disponibili nel sito WIPO.


WIPO: approvato il programma e il budget per gli anni 2016/17

Riportiamo integralmente il comunicato stampa, con i relativi link, diffuso dalla World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in merito all’approvazione del programma e del budget dell’organizzazione per gli anni 2016 e 2017.


WIPO Member States Approve Organization’s 2016/17 Program and Budget

Geneva, October 15, 2015

Capping ten days of deliberations, WIPO member states approved the Organization’s Program and Budget for the two-year period beginning in 2016 and made good progress on a wide range of issues.

Delegates at the WIPO Assemblies, which met from October 5-14, approved a projected expenditure by the Organization of 707 million Swiss Francs across the 2016/17 biennium, or a 4.9 percent increase over the previous two-year period.

Revenue in the 2016/17 biennium is expected to rise by about 6 percent, to 756.3 million Swiss francs, with the projected surplus largely used to build financial reserves to a more secure level.

“The Assemblies produced a rich array of positive results as a consequence of the extraordinary engagement of the member states,” said WIPO Director General Francis Gurry at the closing of the meeting.

Hundreds of delegates representing WIPO’s 188 member states also set out the Organization’s work program, while deliberating on a raft of issues. Among their work, delegates:

  • Agreed on the renewal of the mandate of the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (the IGC) for the 2016-2017 biennium, as well as the work plan for the IGC for the biennium. According to the mandate agreed upon, the IGC will continue to expedite its work, including text-based negotiations, with the objective of reaching an agreement on an international legal instrument(s) relating to intellectual property which will ensure the balanced and effective protection of genetic resources (GRs), traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs). The mandate also notes that studies, seminars and workshops may complement the Committee’s work. The General Assembly in 2017 will take stock of progress made, and decide on whether to convene a diplomatic conference or continue negotiations;
  • Adopted guiding principles on the opening of any future WIPO external offices, with a maximum of three new offices during each of the 2016/17 and 2018/19 biennia and priority given to Africa as a host during those periods;
  • Agreed to convene a diplomatic conference for the adoption of a design law treaty to develop simplified standards for industrial design registration procedures in the first half of 2017 subject to the completion at the 34th and 35th sessions of the Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (SCT) of discussions on technical assistance and a possible disclosure requirement aiming at the protection of traditional assets from misappropriation;
  • Noted the decision of the Lisbon Union Assembly to adopt measures by the 2016 Assemblies to eliminate the Lisbon Union’s projected biennial deficit, as reflected in the Program and Budget 2016/17 and approved a loan from the reserves of the Contribution-financed Unions to the Lisbon Union in case the adopted measures would not be sufficient to cover the said deficit;
  • Adopted a number of amendments to the PCT Regulations to provide greater accessibility and flexibility for applicants and also to facilitate the sharing of results of work performed by Offices;
  • Appointed the Visegrad Patent Institute as an International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The Visegrad Patent Institute is an intergovernmental organization for cooperation in the field of patents among the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Poland and the Slovak Republic;
  • Adopted a number of changes to the Common Regulations of the Madrid System intended to make the Madrid System more user-friendly, while noting the final report on the Information Technology Modernization Program, as well as the progress made in the last year in respect of the Madrid Goods and Services Database;
  • Approved the 2014 financial statements, which had received an unqualified audit opinion;
  • Approved WIPO’s revised policy on investments, which will result in the implementation of two investment policies – one for Operating and Core Cash, and one for Strategic Cash;
  • Approved WIPO’s revised policy related to the Reserves (net assets) of the Organization;
  • Approved the definition of “Development Expenditure” in the context of the Program and Budget, to be first applied to the draft proposed Program and Budget 2018/19; and
  • Approved the revised terms of reference of the WIPO Independent Advisory Oversight Committee (IAOC).

In other developments:

  • Member states took note of the report of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights and directed it to continue work on protection of broadcasting organizations, limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives and limitations and exceptions for educational and research institutions and persons with other disabilities;
  • The General Assembly took note of the progress report for the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) held in November 2014 and July 2015 and the future work that will take place at the next session in November. That session will include a half-day seminar in the area of patents and health and two sharing sessions with respect to inventive step assessment and confidentiality of communications between clients and their patent advisors.  In addition, the Secretariat will prepare a compilation of member states’ experiences and case studies on the effectiveness of exceptions and limitations to patent rights. The Committee will also hold discussion on transfer of technology vis-à-vis sufficiency of disclosure, and continue discussion on the feasibility study on the disclosure of International Nonproprietary Names (INN) in patent applications and patents.
  • The Coordination Committee endorsed the Annual Report on Human Resources and noted the progress made in implementing the Organization’s Human Resources strategy as well as policy reforms and process modernization.  The Coordination Committee approved a number of amendments to WIPO’s Staff Regulations and designated the Chair and Deputy Chair of the WIPO Appeal Board. The Coordination Committee further agreed that consultations among member states will take place, under its auspices, to review the 1975 Principles on geographical distribution for filling vacancies in posts.
  • Member states noted developments in the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center’s provision of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services, including assistance requested by certain intellectual property offices in offering ADR options for opposition and other disputes before these offices. Member states took note that the number of UDRP domain name cases administered by the WIPO Center in 2014 increased by 2%, to a total of over 32,000 cases covering more than 60,000 domain names;  of the cases received by WIPO in 2015 so far, some 14% involve registrations in newly-introduced Top-Level Domains;
  • Member states took note of the annual report of the WIPO Independent Advisory Oversight Committee (IAOC), the annual report of the Director of the Internal Oversight Division and the report of the External Auditor;
  • The Assembly of the Hague Union took note of the final report on the IT-modernization project, which underlies the International Bureau’s objectives of a better administration and wider usage of the Hague system.
  • The General Assembly directed the Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (SCT) to examine the different systems for protection of geographical indications, within its current mandate and covering all aspects.
  • Member states took note of the report of the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property.

Ambassador Gabriel Duque, Colombia’s Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization, chaired the General Assembly.

Delegates also enjoyed a full slate of member state events during the Assemblies, with engagements hosted by the Kingdom of Thailand, the Czech Republic, Spain, India, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Georgia and Republic of Korea.

About WIPO

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global forum for intellectual property policy, services, information and cooperation. A specialized agency of the United Nations, WIPO assists its 188 member states in developing a balanced international IP legal framework to meet society’s evolving needs. It provides business services for obtaining IP rights in multiple countries and resolving disputes. It deliverscapacity-building programs to help developing countries benefit from using IP. And it provides free access to unique knowledge banks of IP information.


WIPO Magazine, in distribuzione l’ultimo numero con diversi articoli sul diritto d’autore

Segnaliamo la pubblicazione dell’ultimo numero di “WIPO Magazine”, il bimestrale della World Intellectual Property Organization.

Gli articoli del numero:

Torino: “Roving Seminar on Wipo Services and Initiatives”, 21 aprile 2015

In occasione della celebrazione della Giornata Mondiale della Proprietà Intellettuale, l’Organizzazione Mondiale per la Proprietà Intellettuale (WIPO) e la Direzione Generale per la Lotta alla Contraffazione, in collaborazione con la Camera di Commercio di Torino, organizzano il 21 aprile 2015, dalle 9:30 alle 16:00, un seminario dedicato ai servizi WIPO destinati all’utenza dal titolo “Roving Seminar on WIPO Services and Initiatives“.

La partecipazione all’incontro è gratuita, fino ad esaurimento dei posti e previa iscrizione, entro e non oltre il 20 aprile, sul sito: www.promopoint.to.camcom.it/iniziative

Per la manifestazione sarà presentata richiesta dei crediti formativi all’Ordine degli Avvocati di Torino e all’Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà industriale.

Si richiede, agli Avvocati interessati, di comunicare il proprio Codice fiscale e il Foro di appartenenza alla Segreteria organizzativa: iniziative.patlib@to.camcom.it Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. E’ necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.

Si richiede, ai Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale interessati di comunicare il proprio nome e cognome e numero di iscrizione all’Albo alla Segreteria organizzativa: iniziative.patlib@to.camcom.it Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. E’ necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.

Sede dell’evento: Centro Congressi Torino Incontra – Sala Giolitti- Via Nino Costa 8, Torino
Lingua di lavoro: italiano e inglese
La DGLC-UIBM metterà a disposizione degli ospiti un servizio di interpretariato inglese/italiano.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015
9.00 a.m. – 9.45 a.m.
Registration and welcome coffee

9.45 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.
Welcome addresses by:
– Ms. Simona Marzetti, Head of unit IV, Directorate General for Combating Counterfeiting – Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM), Ministry for Economic Development
– Mr. Vincenzo Ilotte, President Torino Chamber of Commerce
– Mr. Claus Matthes, Director, PCT Business Development Division, Patents and Technology Sector (PTS), WIPO

10.00 a.m. – 10.15 a.m.
The importance of IP to Innovation and Success:
Speaker: Representative from Luigi Lavazza S.p.A.

10.15 a.m. – 10.35 a.m.
Topic 1: Introduction to WIPO Development of the International Legal Framework Major Intellectual Property Economic Studies
Speaker: Ms. Francesca Toso, Senior Advisor, Special Projects Division, Department for Africa and Special Projects, Development Sector, WIPO

10.35 a.m. – 11.05 a.m.
Topic 2: The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) – Introduction and Future Developments
Speaker: Mr. Claus Matthes, WIPO

11.05 a.m. – 11.20 a.m.
The PCT- The actual practice (questions, experiences, discussion)
Speaker: Ms. Lidia Casciano, European Patent Attorney, Studio Torta, Turin

11.20 a.m. – 11.40 a.m.
Open Discussion
Panelists: Mr. Claus Matthes, WIPO
Ms. Lidia Casciano, Studio Torta
Questions and Answers

11.40 a.m. – 11.55 a.m.
Coffee break

11.55 a.m. – 12.25 p.m.
Topic 3: Global Intellectual Property System: The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks.
The Hague System for the International Registration of Designs
Speaker: Ms. Asta Valdimarsdottir, Director, Operations Division, Brands and Designs Sector (BDS), WIPO

12.25 p.m. – 12.40 p.m.
Madrid and The Hague – The actual practice (questions, experiences, discussion)
Speaker: Mr. Giulio Martellini, IP expert and consultant, Turin
Mr. Giuseppe Quinterno, European Patent Attorney, Jacobacci & Partners S.p.A.

12.40 p.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Open Discussion
Panelists: Ms. Asta Valdimarsdottir, WIPO
Mr. Giulio Martellini, IP expert and consultant
Mr. Giuseppe Quinterno, European Patent Attorney
Questions and Answers

1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.
Lunch and Networking

2.00 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.
Topic 4: Global Databases for Intellectual Property Platforms and Tools for the Connected Knowledge Economy
Speaker: Mr. Christophe Mazenc, Director, Global Data Base Service, Global Infrastructure Sector, WIPO

2.30 p.m. – 2.50 p.m.
Open Discussion: The Value of WIPO Database Services for IP Globalization
Panelists: Mr. Christophe Mazenc, WIPO
Questions and Answers

2.50 p.m. – 3.25 p.m.
Topic 5: Practical Tips on Alternative Dispute Resolution
Speaker: Dr. Luca Barbero

3.25 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.
Topic 6: Cooperation between UIBM and WIPO
Speakers: Ms. Simona Marzetti, Head of unit IV, UIBM
Ms. Loredana Guglielmetti, head of unit VII, UIBM

3.45 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Seminario WIPO-ILA su “Intellectual Property and Private International Law” a Ginevra il prossimo 16 gennaio 2015

Il seminario “Intellectual Property and Private International Law”, organizzato congiuntamente dalla WIPO e dall’International Law Association (ILA), si svolgerà a Ginevra, presso la sede WIPO, il 16 gennaio 2015, dalle ore 13:30 alle ore 18:00.

Il seminario si propone di fornire informazioni sulle recenti iniziative relative alla relazione tra la proprietà intellettuale e il diritto internazionale privato. Il seminario è aperto al pubblico, e non vi è alcuna quota di iscrizione. I partecipanti sono invitati a registrarsi online e a portare un documento di identità. La lingua del seminario sarà l’inglese.
Il programma del Seminario e la registrazione on-line è disponibile all’indirizzo http://www.wipo.int/meetings/en/details.jsp?meeting_id=35183.

Il Seminario sarà diffuso in webcast e il video, con relativi materiali di presentazione, sarà reso disponibile sul sito della WIPO nei giorni successivi il seminario.

Rapporto WIPO sulle eccezioni e limitazioni al diritto d’autore per le biblioteche e gli archivi

L’Organizzazione mondiale della proprietà intellettuale (OMPI) ha pubblicato un rapporto sulle eccezioni e limitazioni al diritto d’autore per le biblioteche e gli archivi.

Il rapporto fornisce un aggiornamento e l’espansione di uno studio condotto nel 2008 su questo stesso argomento.

Il rapporto è disponibile al seguente link:

Pubblicato il Collecting Societies Handbook 2014

L’Organizzazione Mondiale per la Proprietà Intellettuale (OMPI), in collaborazione con Baker & McKenzie, ha pubblicato il Collecting Societies Handbook (2014), una guida online sulle licenze collettive di diritto d’autore di tutto il mondo.

La guida online fornisce informazioni su:

– i tribunali e gli altri organi specializzati competenti sulle licenze e la risoluzione delle controversie in materia di diritto d’autore;
– i diritti coperti dalle società di gestione collettiva chiave riguardo l’audio e l’audiovisivo, o dalle organizzazioni di gestione collettiva e le tipologie di licenze che offrono;
– i compensi per le licenza, ove disponibili;
– i contatti delle varie organizzazioni, e, in alcuni ordinamenti, i legali esperti in materia di diritto d’autore.

Per consultare la guida online:

Il Canada ratifica i trattati WIPO sul diritto d’autore

Il Canada è l’81simo paese a ratificare il WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT), e l’86esimo a ratificare WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT), ben 18 anni dopo la loro adozione.

Per poter ratificare i due trattati il Canada si doveva dotare degli strumenti normativi minimi sufficienti a soddisfare gli standard richiesti. Ciò è stato fatto nel 2012 con la revisione del Copyright Act.

I due trattati entreranno in vigore sul territorio canadese il prossimo 13 agosto 2014.

Francis Gurry confermato direttore generale WIPO

L’assemblea generale della WIPO (Organizzazione Mondiale Proprietà Intellettuale) ha confermato, nel corso della riunione dell’8 maggio scorso, Francis Gurry come direttore generale.

Il secondo mandato di Gurry, di nazionalità autraliana, inizierà il 1° ottobre 2014 e terminerà nel 2020.

Gurry ha sottolineato che occorre raggiungere un’intesa tra gli interessi dei vari Paesi per ottenere la difesa del valore economico dell’intangibilità di questo settore anche rispetto all’innovazione che riguarda la proprietà intellettuale.

Fonte: www.siae.it

Roma: seminario “WIPO Services and Initiatives” il prossimo 6 maggio

In occasione della celebrazione della Giornata Mondiale della Proprietà Industriale, si terrà il 6 maggio 2014 a Roma, presso l’Unioncamere, il seminario “WIPO Services and Initiatives” organizzato dalla Organizzazione Mondiale per la proprietà intellettuale (WIPO), in collaborazione con l’UIBM.

L’evento è a partecipazione gratuita e sarà disponibile un servizio di interpretariato italiano/inglese.

E’ gradita la preventiva registrazione tramite la “scheda di registrazione” scaricabile al seguente indirizzo:

Il programma:

Il 26 aprile è la Giornata Mondiale della Proprietà Intellettuale

Il 26 aprile di ogni anno l’OMPI organizza, in collaborazione con gli Stati membri, la Giornata Mondiale della Proprietà Intellettuale.

Quest’anno la giornata sarà particolarmente dedicata al settore cinematografico; da qui il titolo: “Movies a Global passion”.
Si vuole ricordare il contributo che cento anni fa Charlie Chaplin diede al settore ideando il “Tramp” dando così il via a quella che sarebbe stata un’iniziativa imprenditoriale grandiosa.

Chaplin, oltre ad essere uno straordinario interprete, in qualità di direttore e produttore ricercò e utilizzò tecnologie innovative e attivò nuove tipologie di accordi finanziari con gli istituti di credito dell’epoca aprendo la strada ad uno dei settori più fiorenti.

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