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04/11/2019

+April 25 : The 98th GIST Seminar : Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Provisions in Preferential Trade and Investment Agreements - What Negotiators Can Learn from Textual Analysis

GRIPS Innovation, Science, Technology and Policy Program (GIST)

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The Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) program, abbreviated as GIST, holds a series of seminars. This is an announcement for the 98th of the series to be provided by Kiyoshi Adachi, Chief and Legal Officer of the Intellectual Property Unit, Division of Investment and Enterprise, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Details follow.

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SpeakerKiyoshi Adachi, Chief and Legal Officer of the Intellectual Property Unit, Divisionon of nvestment and Enterprise, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Since 2006, Mr. Adachi has led a team of international lawyers at UNCTADlooking into the integrated treatment of intellectual property, technology transfer and development issues, and has published and lectured widely on this interface (including at UNCTAD workshops, the WIPO Academy, the United Nations University, CEIPI/University of Strasbourg and the SIPO Training Institute in Beijing, among others). He has advised and trained stakeholders in a number of developing countries in Asia and Africa on intellectual property provisions in preferential trade andinvestment agreements; intellectual property and local manufacturing of and access to medicines; the relationship between intellectual property and access and benefit sharing policies under the Nagoya Protocol/Convention on Biological Diversity; and the relationship between intellectual property and competition policies.

Date & Time Thursday, April 25, 2019
14:30-16:00
VenueNational Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Room 1A, 1st Floor
7-22-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
ACCESS
LanguageEnglish
OutlineVariations in text between similar provisions of preferential trade and investment treaties concluded by the same country may often give country negotiators important clues when they areinvolved in discussions on bilateral investment treaties (BITs) or free trade agreements (FTAs). The speaker will draw on his experience at UNCTAD providing request-based advice to developing countries on what negotiators can learn from comparing/contrasting intellectual property provisions in US, Japanese and European free trade agreements respectively, as well as provide some insights from his recent research at GRIPS on technology transfer provisions in Japanese BITs and economic partnership agreements (EPAs). 
OrganizerGRIPS Innovation, Sciece and Technology Policy Program (GIST)
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Or, write to : gist-ml@grips.ac.jp