WIPO Mulls Proposal To Relax IP Protection In Developing Countries

Law360, New York (September 29, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is considering a controversial proposal by a group of Latin American countries to amend its statutes to relax intellectual property protection in developing countries.

Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia tabled the development proposal, which is being discussed at WIPO's general assembly in Geneva this week.

The proposal calls on WIPO to consider the broad development goals of the United Nations and not to limit itself to increasing protection for intellectual property.

The proposal would overhaul the U.N. body, starting with a...
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