Sunday, February 17, 2008

South Centre in Media: IPR Enforcement at Meeting in Dubai

Innovation and Access to Knowledge Programme (IAKP), South Centre organized an event parallel to the "Fourth Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy" in Dubai. The views shared by Dr. Xuan Li, Coordinator of the IAKP are quoted in the ICTSD reporting as following:

In contrast, an event organised by the South Centre on the sidelines of the Dubai meeting highlighted TRIPS flexibilities on the enforcement of IPRs and called for maintaining “legitimate balances” between the rights of intellectual property holders and the public interest.

“Currently there exist a lot of misunderstandings that confuse the public in terms of concepts, definitions and obligations of the enforcement of IPRs and the combating of counterfeiting goods and piracy,” said Xuan Li, coordinator of innovation and access to knowledge at the South Centre.