will hold a conference call on Tuesday,
June 5 at 3:00 PM Eastern to discuss U.S. implementing legislation for
the Geneva Act of the Hague Convention Concerning International Registration of
Industrial Designs, as well as whether U.S. design patents should be recordable
with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol like design copyrights, copyrights and
trademarks. Both topics were discussed at the Spring Meeting in Austin,
including at an informative meeting between AIPLA and WIPO Senior Counselor
Somma, chair of our legislative sub-committee, will briefly present on Hague, and
Prof. Bill Fryer will provide his usual sage observations and recommendations. We would also like to form a sub-committee to
bring the Committee’s 2009 DP recordal work to completion by preparing a formal
resolution and undertaking a Committee-wide vote to be presented to the Board.
have posted an initial memo on Hague from Jason requested by AIPLA, as well as
several documents provided by AIPLA’s Special Committee on Legislation.
There is no telling when Congress could take up implementing legislation (the
Senate ratified the Geneva Act in 2007), but the Committee should be
prepared. We have also posted the Committee’s 2009 document presented to
the Board at the Spring San Diego meeting.
join us for the call on Tuesday!