WIPO, Interpol, the World Customs Organization, the International Chamber of Commerce and the International Trademark Association are will co-host the Global Congress Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy in Paris this coming February.  The industry-funded congress first met in 2004, and featured discussions on an international agreement to coordinate enforcement of intellectual property – an initiative that evolved into the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.

The official website says the following items will be discussed:

  • “knowing the enemy”: methodologies for measuring the scope of the problem
  • breaking down distrust: keeping the balance between the rights of IP holders and the needs of governments and consumers
  • respect for IP rights as a key component of sustainable development
  • innovative options for financing enforcement
  • responsible destruction: eco-friendly and socially equitable disposal of infringing goods
  • corporate social responsibility and its role in nurturing respect for IP
  • enforcement of IP rights in the context of social and economic welfare
  • committing to help least developed countries in enforcing IPRs
  • know your customer – protecting the supply chain to combat counterfeiting
  • dealing with the growing problems of trade over the internet
  • awareness and education – new approaches

Fore more information see – http://www.ccapcongress.net/