WIPO to Host IP and MEA Symposium

11 July 2008: The World Intellectual Property Organization

(WIPO) will hold a symposium on Patent Landscaping and Transfer of Technology

under Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) on 26 August 2008, in

Geneva, Switzerland.

The event will explore intellectual property (IP) rights

and their role in the development and transfer of technologies within the

context of MEAs, as many contain technology transfer provisions around which IP

issues arise. The symposium will feature a presentation by a UNFCCC representative

and is part of WIPO's Life Sciences Programme. [Symposium

website] [WIPO

press release, 11 July 2008]