Status Report on the Protection Against Unfair Competition in WIPO Member States

Yesterday, November 22, 2022, in Geneve, Switzerland, Mr. Marcus Höpperger on behalf of the World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO presented the “Status Report on the Protection Against Unfair Competition in WIPO Member States.

This report was commissioned by WIPO and “prepared by Martin Senftleben, Professor and Director, Institute for Information Law (IViR),University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in collaboration with a group of international experts who prepared country and region reports. The Report takes stock and explores which categories of unfair competition (unfair behaviour in the marketplace) play a role in unfair competition law and practice in the different regions of the world.

The Report clarifies in which way Article 10bis of the Paris Convention has been applied in national legislation and case law. It sheds light on the different categories of unfair behavior (categories listed in Article 10bis of the Paris Convention and additional categories that may have been identified at the national level) that have been developed in jurisprudence and legislation in the regions worldwide.”

Our Partner, Rodrigo Bermeo Andrade discusses the issues in the Andean Community on pages 64-72.

Read the complete article here:

Mr. Rodrigo Bermeo-Andrade, Bermeo & Bermeo Law Firm (ANDEAN Community)
Ms. Tammy L. Bryan, Mr. Akeem D. Rowe and Ms. Okera N. Hill (Caribbean region)
Ms. Irene Calboli, Texas A&M University School of Law (ASEAN)
Ms. Christine Farley, American University Washington College of Law (Canada and the United States of America)
Mr. Dev Saif Gangjee, University of Oxford (India and United Kingdom)
Mr. Roberto Garza Barbosa, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Central America)
Mr. Michael Handler, UNSW (Australia and South Pacific)
Ms. Natalia Kapyrina, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) MFA Russia MGIMO (CIS)
Mr. Pierre El Khoury (Arab region)
Mr. Milton Lucídio Leão Barcellos, PhD in IP Law, Leão Intellectual Property – Brazil (MERCOSUR)
Ms. Nari lee, Hanken School of Economics (Japan and Korea)
Ms. Xiuqin Lin, and Mr. Xuan Wang, Ph.D. (China)
Mr. Patrick Juvet LOWE G., University Of Dschang, Cameroon (OAPI)
Mr. Dr. Tobias Schonwetter, University of Cape Town (ARIPO and South Africa)
Mr. Martin Senftleben, University of Amsterdam (European Union)

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