Ms Kaitlin Mara has an excellent post on Intellectual Property Watch about the acceptance of and reactions to the WTO Dispute Settlement Report (WS/DS362) by the US and China. China is expected to tell how it will implement the changes that are prescribed by the report.
The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) co-organised with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) an event on February 23, 2009, to analyse the implications of the WTO Dispute Settlement Report.
Ms Mara gives an overview of some of the remarks made by the speakers, which included:
- Professor Peter K. Yu, director of the IP Law Center at Drake University Law School in Indiana, who gave an interesting presentation about the 'Key Legal Findings and Implications of the US-China Panel Report';
- Professor Joost Pauwelyn, international law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva;
- Atul Kaushik of the Consumer Unity & Trust Society International and former Indian negotiator at WTO;
- Dr. Xuan Li, Coordinator Innovation and Access to Knowledge Programme of the South Centre gave also a presentation: 'US-China case: Implications for the protection and enforcement of IPRs in China'.
Read Ms Mara's article here.