11th edition of the ICC Intellectual Property Roadmap released

          • Geneva, 24 January 2012

          ICC has launched the 11th edition of its flagship intellectual property (IP) publication ICC Intellectual Property Roadmap: Current and Emerging Issues for Business and Policymakers.

          ICC launches 2012 IP Roadmap for business and policymakers

          Presenting the new edition in Geneva today, during the inaugural Licensing Executives Society International's (LESI) Global Technology Impact Forum (GTIF), David Koris, Chair of the ICC Commission on Intellectual Property, said: "The IP Roadmap has undergone extensive updates to reflect key developments in the IP policy landscape. It is an invaluable tool to bring policymakers and business leaders worldwide up to date on IP-related issues, from measures to control copyright and trademark infringement on the Internet to the mediation of IP disputes."

          Most sections of the 11th edition Roadmap have been extensively updated to highlight IP developments arising from technological, economic, political and social changes. These include the decision to open up the generic Top Level Domain name space, measures to control copyright and trademark infringement on the Internet, and efforts to address the high costs and lengthy proceedings necessary to obtain patents in multiple jurisdictions (such as more intensive cooperation between patent offices, further steps in the EU initiative to create a unitary patent and patent litigation system, and reform bringing the US patent system one step closer to other patent systems worldwide).

          Other developments, with implications for the life sciences, include the conclusion of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing in relation to genetic resources, and the protection of biosimilar drugs in the EU and the US.

          More information: ICC Intellectual Property Roadmap

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