Intellectual Property shouldn’t be just for the Rich and Powerful Part II

Yesterday I spoke about the inequality of access to the legal tools that protect investment in brands, design, technology and the arts even in very advanced countries like my own and what I personally have tried to do about it over the last 20 years. This inequality is magnified internationally.

A number of organizations try to do something about that and a pretty good means of keeping up to date with them is the blog and website Intellectual Property Watch. At the moment everyone’s attention is focussed on the WTO ministerial in Hong Kong. There have already been a couple of good posts on those proceedings, namely a mention of the 6 Dec 2005 agreement in respect of generic medicines and Chinese legislation to implement an earlier agreement (“TRIPS Public Health Amendment Questioned; China Implements Decision” and “Experts Debate IP Issues As Hong Kong WTO Ministerial Opens”, both by Tove Gerhardsen).

There is, of course, much, much more on all sorts of topics on the interface between IPR and development ranging from the medicines agreement, the extension of art 66 TRIPs, protection of indigenous and traditional knowledge, food policy to name just a few. I shall be inserting a link through to this site as soon as I have time to work on the template of this blog.

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About Jane Lambert

I am a barrister specializing in intellectual property, technology, media and entertainment and competition law. I specialize in helping SME (small and medium enterprises) protect and exploit their investment in brands, design, technology and the arts. SME require intellectual property (legal protection for their intellectual assets) at least as much as big business but their limited means restrict the way they can use it. Looking after such clients wisely requires skills and knowledge which have taken me years to learn.
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2 Responses to Intellectual Property shouldn’t be just for the Rich and Powerful Part II

  1. ipdragon says:

    Hi John,Interesting blog. My blog, IP Dragon is focusing on IP in China too. I am a bit disappointed about the IP related news over the WTO summit. I guess the dispute between the US, Japan, Switzerland and China needs to be settled. That this is happening is of course news. Don’t hesitate to comment or forward articles about IP in China.Cheers,IP Dragonhttp://ipdragon.blogspot.com

  2. John Lambert says:

    Thanks for your visit, Dragon. Your comments are very well received. I have visited your blog and am very impressed. I have mentioned it to my readers and I hope that some of them will benefit from it as much as I hope to do.Kind regardsJOhn Lambert

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