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Heinrich Böll Foundation, (hbs), Latin America Department


Centre for Research and Documentation Chile-Latin America (FDCL), Berlin:


Preliminary Programme for the Symposium 2.-3. June 2005:



Intellectual Property versus Development and Human Rights?



Thursday. 2. June 05, 18.00 - 22.00 hrs: Evening Event:
Patents versus Development? International Intellectual Property Rights in the conflict between North and South

18.00 - 18.15 Barbara Unmüßig (hbs; Berlin):
Welcome address
18.15 - 18.45 Maristela Basso (International Trade Law and Development Institute; São Paulo):
"Intellectual Property" versus Development? - Delineation of major issues:
18.45 - 19.15 Eric Noehrenberg (Director of Intellectual Property and International Trade Issues, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufactures and Associations - IFPMA, Geneva):
Reply: Multilateral and bilateral negotiations on the protection of "intellectual property" from the standpoint of the IFPMA
19.15 - 19.30 Question round

Break 19.30 - 19.45

19.45 - 20.15 James Love (Consumer Project on Technology - CPTech; Washington):
International Negotiations on "Intellectual Property": challenges for civil society and possible alternatives
20.15 - 20.30 Karen Nansen * (REDES/Friends of the Earth; Uruguay)
"Intellectual Property": the view of the latinamerican civil society

20.30 - 22.00 Open Discussion with all Panelists
International patent protection conflicting with food sovereignty, agriculture, biodiversity, environment protection, health and access to medicine, traditional knowledge, technological transfer? Can UNCTAD and WIPO as UN-organizations constitute an alternative to the WTO?
Discussion of alternatives

Moderation: Nicola Liebert (Journalist; Berlin)


Fr. 3. June 05, 9.30-12.30 Uhr: Seminar block 1: EU-MERCOSUR-negotiations:
Multilateral and bilateral negotiations on "intellectual property"

9.15 -   9.45 Thomas Fritz (BLUE21; Berlin)
The current orientation of free trade negotiations between EU and MERCOSUR
9.45 - 10.30 Cícero Gontijo (Fundação Getúlio Vargas; Brasília):
Brazil in the international negotiations on patent protection: WTO, WIPO, ALCA, EU-MERCOSUR
10.30 - 11.00 Karl Falkenberg (EC Trade Director):
The EU in the international negotiations on patent protection: WTO, WIPO, EU-MERCOSUR

11.00 - 11.30 Break

11.30 - 12.30 Open Discussion with all panelists

Moderation: Thomas Fatheuer (hbs; Brazil) / N.N. (FDCL)

12.30 - 14.30 Break


Fr. 3. Juni 05, 14.30 - 18.00 Uhr: Seminar block 2:
Research plus instead of TRIPS plus: Knowledge policy for research in the pharma sector

14.30 - 15.00 Veriano Terto Junior (ABIA, REBRIP; Rio de Janeiro):
IPRs and health: HIV-Programmes and generic drugs in Brazil
15.00 - 15.30 Ellen T'Hoen *(Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, Médecins Sans Frontières; Paris):
IPRs and health: Patents and the access to essential medicines
15.30 - 16.00 James Love (Consumer Project on Technology - CPTech; Washington):
IPRs and health: Research plus

16.00 - 16.30 Break

16.30 - 17.00 Michael Stolpe (Institut für Weltwirtschaft an der Universität Kiel):
"Open Pharma"

17.00 - 18.00 Open discussion with all panelists

Moderation: Andreas Poltermann (hbs; Berlin)

* consulted