Invitation for comments: Initial Draft Report of the 19th session of the IGC
WIPO release, 11 October 2011

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: WIPO has circulated the initial draft report of the IGC-19, held from 18-22 July 2011. Written corrections may be submitted to the WIPO Secretariat by e-mail to Grtkf@wipo.int before 4 November 2011Download the draft report [doc] …

Invitation for comments: Note on Existing Mechanisms for Participation of Observers in the Work of the IGC
WIPO release, 11 October 2011

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The WIPO General Assembly agreed on the mandate of the IGC for the 2012-2013 biennium and invited the IGC to review its procedures with a view to “enhancing the positive contribution of observers” to the IGC process. In order to facilitate this review, the WIPO Secretariat was requested to prepare a study on the participation of observers in the work of the IGC, which should outline current practices and potential options. As a first step, the WIPO Secretariat has circulated a note, intended to assist IGC participants to provide inputs in the preparation of the study. The note outlines and provides background information on past or existing modalities that either facilitate the direct participation of observers in the work of the IGC or strengthen their capacity to contribute effectively, and suggests certain questions that IGC participants may wish to reflect on. Download the note [pdf] …

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