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Intellectual Property Symposium
of the Americas

September 11-12, 2000   --   Washington, DC

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NOTICE
For Security Reasons, Advance Registration is required.
There will be no on-site registrations available.

A Federal Register Notice was published on July 6, 2000
with Registration Details (also available below).
CORRECTION: FAX NUMBER HAS BEEN CHANGED.

Deadline for Registration is July 31, 2000.

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PURPOSE  

An opportunity for high-ranking government intellectual property officials and members of the business and intellectual property communities in the Western Hemisphere to discuss and formulate an agenda for cooperation in the critical area of intellectual property enforcement.

Particular attention during the Symposium will be paid to:

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bullet - symposium of americas logo Optical Media Piracy
bullet - symposium of americas logo Business Software and Business Methods Patent enforcement issues
bullet - symposium of americas logo Developing a basis for closer Hemispheric coordination in the enforcement of intellectual property rights generally.


TRANSLATIONS Simultaneous translation services will be provided into Spanish. Translation into French and Portuguese may be provided as necessary.

DATES The Symposium will be held on Monday, September 11, 2000 and Tuesday September 12, 2000, beginning at 9:30 am and ending at approximately 5:30 pm each day. Due to security concerns attendance at the Symposium will be limited to 150 people. Requests to attend the Symposium must be made in writing no later than July 31, 2000 and must comply with the requirements set forth in this Notice. Because seating is limited, only one request to participate per firm, agency or organization per country will be granted.

LOCATION The Symposium will be held at the Sheraton, Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202. Directions to the symposium location will be available inside the lobby of the Sheraton Crystal City.

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REQUESTS TO ATTEND THE SYMPOSIUM

Requests to attend should be made in writing to

Doris Long - Telephone: (877) 786-4220

by one of the following methods:

Electronic mail:     soa2k@uspto.gov

Facsimile transmission (marked to the attention of Doris Long):                    FAX number:   (877) 626-7864
 
or
Mail the request to this address:

Attn: Doris Long
Office of Legislative and International Affairs
United States Patent and Trademark Office, Box 4
Washington, D.C. 20231

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Symposium attendees will be accepted as their requests are received on a first-come, first-serve basis according to the time and date of receipt of each request, and subject to the restrictions that:


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bullet - symposium of americas logoonly one request (one person) per company, firm, agency or organization per country will be accepted;

bullet - symposium of americas logoonly requests which contain the information set forth below under "Further Registration Information" will be accepted; and

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Doris Long

Telephone:     (877) 786-4220

Email:             soa2k@uspto.gov

FAX:               (877) 626-7864

Mailing address:

Attn: Doris Long
Office of Legislative and International Affairs
United States Patent and Trademark Office, Box 4
Washington, D.C. 20231

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  AGENDA (DRAFT)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SYMPOSIUM OF THE AMERICAS:
PROTECTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Monday, SEPTEMBER 11  bullet - symposium of americas logo

bullet - symposium of americas logo Plenary Round Table I


E-Commerce and Other Strategies For Turning Intellectual Property Protection into Investment Opportunities


Breakout Round Table A

Intellectual Property Rights and the Internet: Digital Distribution and the Technological Threat to Intellectual Property


Breakout Round Table B

Establishing a Workable Enforcement System under TRIPS: Practical Problems and Potential Solutions


Break Out Roundtable C

Adapting "Hard" Goods Enforcement Techniques to Cyberspace


Lunch 12:30 - 2:45 PM (on own - no scheduled activities for registrants)
Breakout Round Table D

Legal and Technological Obstacles to Protecting Intellectual Property in the Digital Age: Practical Problems and Realistic Solution


Breakout Round Table E
  Copyright and the WIPO Treadies: Protecting Content on the Internet
Break Out Round Table F

Creating an Effective Enforcement Program With Limited Resources: Some Models for Facilitating Information and Resource Sharing


Break Out Round Table G

Prevention v. Cure: Creating Effective Educational and Public Awareness Enforcement Campaigns


Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 12  bullet - symposium of americas logo

bullet - symposium of americas logo Plenary Round Table II


Resolving Domain Name Problems in Cyberspace


Break Out Round Table H
  Technology Transfers and the Ins and Outs of Licensing
Break Out Round Table J

Trademark Counterfeiting and the Net: Enforcing Rights on the Internet Frontier


Lunch 12:30 - 2:45 PM (on own - no scheduled activities for registrants)
bullet - symposium of americas logo Plenary Round Table III

Future Issues in Intellectual Property Enforcement: Technology Patents and Confidential Information


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  An Action Plan for the Future: A Dialogue Among the Participants on Future Problems and Solutions
Closing Ceremonies
  5:15 - 5:45 PM

 

Closing Reception for
Registered Attendees and Participants at Capitol Hill


6:30 - 8:30 PM
Symposium Identification Required


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Further Registration Information  bullet - symposium of americas logo

This Symposium, and all program-related materials, are offered free of charge. As noted above, due to security concerns, admission to the Symposium will be limited to 150 participants who are pre-registered and whose registration has been accepted in accordance with the following guidelines:

bullet - symposium of americas logo Requests to attend the symposium should be made to Doris Long

  • by electronic mail to soa2k@uspto.gov,
  • by facsimile transmission marked to the attention of Doris Long at (877) 626-7864, or
  • by mail marked to the attention of Doris Long and addressed to the Office of Legislative and International Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Box 4, Washington, D.C. 20231.

bullet - symposium of americas logo All requests to attend must be in writing and must contain the following information:

A. Name

B. Company/ Firm/Agency or Organization Affiliation (if any)

C. Address

D. Facsimile, or Email Address where notification of acceptance of registration can be sent.

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bullet - symposium of americas logo Symposium attendees will be accepted as their requests are received on a first-come, first-serve basis according to the time and date of receipt of each request. To be considered "received" a request to attend must contain all of the information required in this section; and must be received prior to the July 31 application deadline.

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