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No. 177 Managing Intell. Prop. 1 (2008)

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WIPO votes 40
After an 11-year stint in the job, WIPO director-general Kamil Idris
will step down this year, 12 months before the end of his term. His
final year has been dogged by allegations- of mismanagement at the
top and he leaves an organization suffering from falling morale and
uncertain of the way ahead. Fifteen candidates say that they have the
experience and leadership qualities needed to inject new confidence
into WIPO. But who is right?
Eklavya Gupte invited the nominees to tell Managing IP more about
themselves and their plans for WIPO. This is what they said
A guide to the election process                          42
Timeline                                                 42
Idris's achievements                                    45

In the second part of the annual IP sur-
vey, Managing IP reveals the leading
trade mark firms in 65 jurisdictions.
The result of five months' study by a
team of researchers in London, Hong
Kong and New York, the survey
includes at-a-glance tables for prosecution and contentious work in
each jurisdiction
Managing I's team of journalists look at four of the biggest
trade mark issues in the US, Africa, Asia and Europe.

In the dock                                  32
Japan's IP High Court will be three
*years old in April. How is it pro-
gressing so far, and what lessons
does it offer other countries in the
region considering setting up their
own specialist courts? Yoshikazu
Fair use                                     35
The internet poses many challenges
to traditional copyright law. This is
S..           where the courts have set the limits
when it comes to balancing the
?t     c,     rights of users against those of
owners in the area of fair use.
Stephen Meyers
Levy limits                                 130
Two recent German Supreme Court decisions have
highlighted the inconsistent approach taken to copy-
right levies applied to new media devices. What impact
will the rulings have on IP owners? Fabian Niemann

Last month Dubai
hosted the Fourth
Global Congress on
Counterfeiting where
attendees discussed trans-shipment, free trade zones
and the role of deterrents in the fight against fakes.
Managing IP and Rouse & Co International organized
a roundtable to discuss how many of the issues raised
affect IP owners in the region
Managing IP, Olivares & Cia, Baker & McKenzie
Latin America and Obligado & Cia hosted a round-
table to discuss how IP owners should protect their
rights in Latin America
France's HP approach                       28
I                 Benoit Battistelli, director-general
of the French IP Office INPI and
deputy chair of the EPO's
Administrative Council, talks
about France's IP plans for the
EU presidency, work sharing
across Europe, and the proper role of IP offices
March 2008

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