April Edition of IP-Watch Monthly Reporter AvailablePublished on 21 April 2006 @ 3:17 pm
By Tove Iren S. Gerhardsen for Intellectual Property Watch
New in the April edition of the Intellectual Property Watch Monthly Reporter, now available by subscription on our website, http://www.ip-watch.org.
In the People section: A Business Software Alliance executive moved over to head a top US government technology agency, an executive director was named for the copyright and patent public interest advocacy group iPAC, and an Ethiopian has been named “champion of the earth 2006” for fighting against the patenting of life forms.
Also in News Briefs: The fight for fair use of public knowledge could almost be fun with a new comic book from Duke University Law School, undue corporate influence at the WTO is exposed by ActionAid International, and a new book chronicles the now-legendary “citizens” fight to defeat the EU software patent directive.
April Edition Table of Contents:
- Page 1 WHO IP Report Could Impact Global Patent Policy Debate
- Page 1 Decision On Genetic Resources Regime Postponed Until 2010
- Page 3 WTO TRIPS Geographical Indications, Biodiversity Talks Intensify
- Page 5 WIPO SPLT Forum Reveals Complexities Of Possible Harmonisation
- Page 6 WIPO Completes New Trademark Treaty; Impact Unclear
- Page 7 France Struggles With A New Copyright Law
- Page 7 German Copyright Reform Could Spell Disaster For Education, Science
- Page 8 IP And Health Terms In US Trade Agreements Criticised
- Page 9 New Centre Promotes US Industry View In Developing Countries
- Page 11 News In Brief/People
The monthly publication, available online and in hard copy every month, features an updated compilation of top stories appearing on the IP-Watch website, plus latest news about people and ideas. Go to http://www.ip-watch.org/reporter.php to read the April edition.
Spanish and French translations of selected stories also are available on the website.