Date: Thu 6 September 2018
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm
The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) (1994) introduced intellectual property (IP) law into the international trading system for the first time. TRIPS sets down minimum standards for the protection and enforcement of the main forms of IP, so that IP rights do not themselves become barriers to international trade. All member states of the World Trade Organisation must comply with their obligations under TRIPS.
The developed countries have further introduced higher standards of IP protection through bilateral and plurilateral free trade agreement (e.g. the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) and the recently concluded Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for TransPacific Partnership (CPTPP)). These international trade agreements have caused deep structural and economic changes across numerous countries.
Some bilateral investment treaties also permit private companies to commence arbitration proceedings against states, and seek compensation for adverse acts by a state against the company’s investment which are in the form of IP rights.
Jointly organised by the IP Academy and the Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore, this seminar aims to give participants a bird’s eye view of how international trade has affected national IP laws and policies, and vice versa. Participants will also walk away with practical tips on trade negotiations, as our distinguished panel of speakers share and discuss on the following IP and trade related issues:
Who Should Attend?
Participants who wish to claim CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.
6 SEP 2018 | Thursday
|9.00am – 9.30am||Registration|
9.30am – 10.15am
Introduction to IP and International Trade
10.15am – 11.00am
Key IP Issues in Trade Negotiation
Mary Elizabeth Chelliah
11.00am – 11.30am
Networking Tea Break
11.30am – 12.30pm
Practical Considerations in International Trade Negotiations
12.30pm – 1.00pm
Panel Discussion + QnA
|1.00pm||End of Programme|
For enquiries regarding this course, please contact the following officer(s):