Tuesday, 12.05.2015 - Crozet, France

Contribution of Intellectual Property to Facilitating the Transfer of Environmentally Rational Technology

In the line of the use and transfer of green technologies, the importance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) has risen enormously. IPR are seen as a driving force in competitive innovation and technical development, but on the other side, critics argue that the protection of IPR has an impeding character in transferring clean technologies to developing countries.

For this reason, Ecuador submitted a proposal to the TRIPS Council, dealing with the “Contribution of Intellectual Property to Facilitating the Transfer of Environmentally Rational Technology”. Against this background, the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Geneva Office and the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the World Trade Organization organized a workshop for country delegates and sector’s experts with the aim to create a space to freely exchange points of view on the Ecuadorian proposal from economic, business, development as well as legal perspectives.

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