As developed and developing economies become ever more reliant on the creation and use of technology, increasingly complex and controversial cross border intellectual property issues arise which demand resolution.
The Intellectual Property Committee is charged with addressing and providing guidance on intellectual property issues, including trademark protection on the Internet and copyright issues in the digital age.
Summary of activities:
- Promote international cooperation in the cross border aspects of Intellectual Property.
- Promote the role of the IP system in ensuring economic competitiveness.
- Provide advice and guidance on how IP systems can be made more efficient and cost effective.
- Draft IP-related guidelines that can be used by lawmakers, as well as in international dispute resolution.
This committee is charged with addressing and providing guidance on intellectual property issues that affect ITC members and trade in general.