[linux-elitists] Fwd: Notice of Intellectual Property Symposium of the Americas
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> [Federal Register: July 6, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 130)]
> [Notices] [Page 41639-41641]
> Taken from the Federal Register Online via GPO Access
> [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr06jy00-46]
> DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
> United States Patent and Trademark Office
> RIN 0651-ABXX
> Notice of Intellectual Property Symposium of the Americas:
> Protecting Intellectual Property in the Digital Age
> AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.
> ACTION: Notice of meeting.
> SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is
> announcing that it will hold a two-day symposium on the enforcement
> of intellectual property in the Western Hemisphere. The symposium
> is expected to provide an opportunity for high-ranking government
> intellectual property officials and members of the business and
> intellectual property communities in the Western Hemisphere to
> discuss and formulate an agenda for cooperation in the critical
> area of intellectual property enforcement. Particular attention
> during the symposium will be paid to the Internet, Optical Media
> Piracy, and Business Software and Business Methods Patent
> enforcement issues, and to developing a basis for closer
> Hemispheric coordination in the enforcement of intellectual
> property rights generally.
> DATES: The symposium will be held on Monday, September 11, 2000,
> and Tuesday, September 12, 2000, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending
> at approximately 5:30 p.m. each day. Due to security concerns,
> attendance at the symposium will be limited to 150 people. Requests
> to attend the symposium must be made in writing no later than July
> 31, 2000, and must comply with the requirements set forth in this
> notice. Because seating is limited, only one request to participate
> per firm, agency or organization will be granted. For purposes of
> determining eligibility, affiliates and subsidiaries in different
> countries will be considered separate organizations.
> ADDRESSES: The symposium will be held at the Sheraton Crystal City
> Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202.
> Directions to the symposium location will be available inside the
> lobby of the Sheraton Crystal City.
> Requests to attend the symposium should be made to Doris Long by
> electronic mail to email@example.com, by facsimile transmission marked
> to the attention of Doris Long at (877) 786-4220, or by mail marked
> to the attention of Doris Long and addressed to the Office of
> Legislative and International Affairs, United States Patent and
> Trademark Office, Box 4, Washington, DC 20231. Symposium attendees
> will be accepted as their requests are received on a first-come,
> first-serve basis according to the time and date of receipt of each
> request, and subject to the restrictions that: (1) Only written
> requests will be accepted; (2) only one request (one person) per
> company, firm, agency or organization will be accepted (for purposes
> of determining eligibility, affiliates and subsidiaries in different
> countries will be considered separate organizations); (3) only
> requests which contain the information set forth below under
> ``Further Registration Information'' will be accepted; and (4) only
> requests received on or before July 31, 2000, will be considered.
> FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Long by telephone at
> (877) 786-4220; by electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; by fax at
> (877) 786-4220; or by mail marked to her attention and addressed
> to the Office of Legislative and International Affairs, United
> States Patent and Trademark Office, Box 4, Washington, DC 20231.
> SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
> 1. Background
> Over the past several decades, the global economy has undergone a
> fundamental change, where the principal engine of economic growth
> and job creation is not based on raw natural resources, but on the
> use of knowledge, ideas and innovation. From the Internet and
> E-commerce, to computer software and technology, countries
> increasingly rely on knowledge-based products and services to fuel
> their economic and technological growth. Intellectual property
> protection forms an integral part of any knowledge-based economy,
> since intellectual property laws traditionally serve as a source of
> protection for knowledge, ideas and innovation. At the same time,
> the rights of intellectual property owners are being increasingly
> threatened by the widespread use of the Internet and other digital
> technologies in facilitating global piracy.
> As of January 1, 2000, most countries in the Western Hemisphere
> are obligated to have domestic laws and enforcement mechanisms that
> comply with the international standards set forth under the Agreement
> on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). In
> order to assure continuing growth for the countries of the Western
> Hemisphere, enforcement mechanisms must be designed to take into
> account the needs and issues of a knowledge-based economy and be
> built on traditional methodologies for enforcement of intellectual
> property rights against infringing physical goods and services.
> At the same time such mechanisms must be designed to combat the
> increasing use of the Internet and other digital technologies in
> the development and distribution of pirated and counterfeit goods.
> In light of the Hemispheric importance of effective intellectual
> property enforcement programs capable of dealing with the challenges
> posed by digital piracy, this symposium will feature structured
> dialogues and round-table discussions regarding cutting edge
> intellectual property enforcement policy issues. These discussions
> will occur between high-level government officials from every country
> in the Western Hemisphere with which the United States maintains
> diplomatic relations.
> The goals of the symposium are:
> A. To assist government officials from the Western Hemisphere
> in developing effective enforcement systems based on an
> interdisciplinary approach in which civil, criminal,
> administrative, and border (customs) measures work together
> and separately to aid in protecting and enforcing intellectual
> property rights in the Digital Age.
> B. To strengthen regional cooperation for the improvement of the
> enforcement of intellectual property rights in order to meet
> international treaty obligations, including those under TRIPS.
> C. To provide Western Hemisphere countries with a detailed review
> of the emerging intellectual property treaty regimes of the
> Digital Age. Included among the topics would be the WIPO
> Copyright Treaty, the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty,
> and the enforcement requirements of TRIPS and NAFTA.
> D. To discuss ways to generally improve the enforcement of
> intellectual property rights throughout the Hemisphere.
> 2. Draft Agenda
> A draft agenda for the symposium is set forth below:
> Intellectual Property Symposium of The Americas: Protecting
> Intellectual Property in The Digital Age
> Monday, September 11
> Plenary Round Table I
> E-Commerce and Other Strategies For Turning Intellectual Property
> Protection into Investment Opportunities.
> Break Out Round Table A
> Intellectual Property Rights and the Internet: Digital Distribution
> and the Technological Threat to Intellectual Property.
> Break Out Round Table B
> Establishing a Workable Enforcement System under TRIPS: Practical
> Problems and Potential Solutions.
> Break Out Round Table C
> Adapting ``Hard'' Goods Enforcement Techniques to Cyberspace.
> Break Out Round Table D
> Legal and Technological Obstacles to Protecting Intellectual
> Property in the Digital Age: Practical Problems and Realistic
> Break Out Round Table E
> Prevention v. Cure: Creating Effective Educational and Public
> Awareness Enforcement Campaigns.
> Break Out Round Table F
> Creating an Effective Enforcement Program With Limited Resources:
> Some Models for Facilitating Information and Resource Sharing.
> Break Out Round Table G
> Resolving Domain Name Problems in Cyberspace.
> Break Out Round Table H
> Copyright and the WIPO Treaties: Protecting Content on the
> Tuesday, September 12
> Plenary Round Table II
> Technology Transfers, Business Method Patents and the Pitfalls of
> Break Out Round Table J
> Creating an Effective Enforcement Program for New Technologies:
> Protecting Trade Secrets and Technology Patents.
> Break Out Round Table K
> Trademark Counterfeiting and the Net: Enforcing Rights on the
> Internet Frontier.
> Plenary Round Table III
> Future Issues in Intellectual Property Enforcement: Technology
> Patents and Confidential Information.
> Plenary Round Table IV
> An Action Plan for the Future: A Dialogue Among the Participants
> on Future Problems and Solutions.
> 3. Further Registration Information
> This symposium, and all program-related materials, are offered free
> of charge. As noted above, due to security concerns, admission to the
> symposium will be limited to 150 participants who are pre-registered
> and whose registration has been accepted in accordance with the
> following guidelines:
> 1. Requests to attend the symposium should be made to Doris Long
> by electronic mail to email@example.com, by facsimile transmission
> marked to the attention of Doris Long at (877) 786-4220, or by
> mail marked to the attention of Doris Long and addressed to the
> Office of Legislative and International Affairs, United States
> Patent and Trademark Office, Box 4, Washington, DC 20231.
> 2. All requests to attend must be in writing and must contain the
> following information:
> A. Name;
> B. Company/ Firm/Agency or Organization Affiliation (if any);
> C. Mailing Address;
> D. Facsimile, or Email Address where notification of acceptance
> of registration can be sent.
> 3. Symposium attendees will be accepted as their requests are
> received on a first-come, first-serve basis according to the
> time and date of receipt of each request. To be considered
> ``received,'' a request to attend must contain all of the
> information required in this section; and must be received
> on or before the July 3, 2000, application deadline.
> 4. Only one request (one person) per company, firm, agency or
> organization will be accepted. For purposes of determining
> eligibility, affiliates and subsidiaries in different countries
> will be considered separate organizations.
> 5. It would be helpful for purposes of determining space needs,
> but is not required, if the applicant would also indicate
> which Break Out sessions he or she intends to attend. For
> convenience, a registration form has been placed on the USPTO
> web-site at <http://www.uspto.gov/>.
> Dated: June 29, 2000.
> Q. Todd Dickinson,
> Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director
> of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
> [FR Doc. 00-17030 Filed 7-5-00; 8:45 am]
> BILLING CODE 3510-16-P
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