Fordham IP Institute

26th Annual Conference Begins


Multilateral Developments

Multilateral Session 4A


Michael S. Shapiro
Senior Counsel for Copyright, Office of Policy and External Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria


Michele Woods
Director, Copyright Law Division, World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva
Copyright Developments at WIPO

Antony Taubman
Director, Intellectual Property Division, World Trade Organization, Geneva
After TPP: What Prospects for a New Round of Bilaterals?

Bhamati Viswanathan
Legal Fellow, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP), Alexandria
The Importance of IP to Developing Countries

Prof. Jerome H. Reichman
Duke Law School, Durham
Why the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biodiversity Matters to Science and Industry in the United States

Although the United States has not ratified the Convention on Biological Diversity, its scientists and industries will feel its effects now that the Nagoya Protocol has entered into force.  Scientists who work with non-compliant plant cultivars or microbial specimens will find it difficult to publish research results without incurring legal and reputational consequences.  Exports of industrial end-products derived from non-compliant genetic resources risk seizure as contraband in 190 member countries. 


Jamie Love
Director, Knowledge Ecology International, Washington, D.C.
Fiona Phillips
Executive Director, Australian Copyright Council, Sydney
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