ICC has welcomed the continued representation of business members in the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) which is responsible for steering the preparatory process for the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to take place in Istanbul from 2-5 September 2014.
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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will unveil the first in a series of research papers on the interface between innovation and intellectual property (IP) today at a conference in Brazil co-organized by ICC and the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI).
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has hailed the release of a new European report revealing that intellectual property (IP) intensive industries generate almost 40% of total economic activity (GDP) and create 26% of all jobs in the European Union (EU) – but cautioned EU leaders to act on the findings to strengthen intellectual property.
A new ICC Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) report released last week highlights serious issues related to counterfeiting and piracy in India and recommends practical steps to be taken to stop the trade in fake goods.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will hold a webinar to help its members and the business community better understand the new generic Top Level Domain Name (gTLD) process and the mechanisms available for trademark holders.
A new report from ICC’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy calls for increased regulation and better management of Free Trade Zones to stop the alarming trend of the use of FTZs to facilitate the manufacture, distribution, and sale of counterfeit products.
ICC today welcomed the renewed strong representation of business in the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) responsible for steering preparations for the 8th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) – an open forum for policy dialogue on issues of Internet governance.
Speaking at an international conference hosted by the Supreme Commercial (Arbitrazh) Court of the Russian Federation, Designs Rapporteur of the ICC Intellectual Property (IP) Commission Elisabeth Logeais welcomed Russia’s initiative to establish a specialized court for the resolution of IP-related disputes.
UNICRI and ICC BASCAP released a new report advocating the confiscation of the proceeds of crime as an effective tool which governments can implement against the infiltration of transnational organized crime into the illicit business of counterfeiting and piracy.
ICC’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) initiative reports that Kenya’s current intellectual property rights (IPR) regime performs poorly in international gauges, ranking 95th of 130 countries in the IPR Index and 106th of 140 economies in the Global Competitiveness Index 2010.