Japan’s Experience with the Regulation of Technology Licensing Agreements: What Lessons for Developing Countries?


Co-organised by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

3rd September 2012

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The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on how Japan has applied competition policy in the regulation of technology licensing agreements during the post-War period, and if there are lessons that can be drawn for developing countries. The discussion will draw upon a draft paper by Professor Hiroko Yamane (Teikyo University, Tokyo), looking at how intellectual property (IP) licensing terms have been examined by competition authorities in Japan, and compares that experience with other countries. Invited panellists will discuss the findings of the paper and the extent to which lessons could be drawn by developing countries for the elaboration of their own licensing policies, in view of their objectives to promote competition and technology transfer.

PROGRAMME

Welcome and Introduction

Pedro Roffe, Senior Associate,  Programme on Innovation, Technology and IP, ICTSD

Kiyoshi Adachi, Chief, Intellectual Property Unit, Division on Investment & Enterprise, UNCTAD

Presentation

Hiroko Yamane, Professor, Teikyo University, Tokyo

Commentators

Carsten Fink, World Intellectual Property Organization

Denis Barbosa, Attorney and Professor, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Anthony Taubman, Intellectual Property Division, World Trade Organization
Padmashree Gehl Sampath, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD

Exchange of Views with Participants

Pre-registration by COB 30 August 2012 is required due to limited space and security requirements.

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