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Fighting Piracy and Counterfeiting: Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights in Asia

  • 16 Aug 2005
  • INSEAD Asia campus, 1 Ayer Rajah Avenue
  • 07:30am-9am
  • Nil; Light breakfast with coffee/ tea will be served ahead

This event is for Members only.

The Belgium Luxembourg Business Group, in cooperation with INSEAD and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (NUS), is pleased to invite FCA Members to a breakfast meeting where panel members will discuss the topic of Intellectual Property Rights in Asia Panel: Mr. Paul Vandoren: Visiting Research Scholar Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (NUS) and Former Director Intellectual Property, European Commission, Directorate General Trade Mr. Wong Sheng Kwai, Assistant Director-General Infrastructure Development Division, Intellectual Property Office in Singapore Mr. Jan de Visser, General Manager IP & S, Singapore/Regional - Philips Professor Hellmut Sch�tte, Dean of Asia Campus, INSEAD Moderator Professor of International Management, INSEAD Piracy and counterfeiting are rampant worldwide, despite the fact that the World Trade Organization imposes all its members to provide in their legislation the minimum standards on enforcement laid down in the TRIPS (Trade related Aspects of Intellectual Property rights) Agreement. There is an increasing concern of rightholders, irrespective whether they are nationals of the countries where the rules are infringed or foreigners, who export to or invest in such countries. Hence, governments are being called upon to take effective measures aimed at combating and eradicating this problem. The losses incurred are massive and the problem is linked with the protection of the consumers, money laundering, drug trafficking and terrorism. All sectors of the economy are affected. Governments and international organizations are stepping up their efforts in order to ensure that adequate action is being taken. Intellectual Property is key to development and to the creation of a global knowledge based society. The lack of enforcement of intellectual property hampers investment and transfer of technology. REGISTRATION: please respond not later than August 11 by email to Bart Bauwens, President of the Belgian-Luxembourg Business Group at The number of seats is restricted and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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