sábado, 6 de septiembre de 2008

Programa de Intellectual Property Rights in the Tri-Border Area of South America

Les dejo para aquellos a los que les interese el programa de la Conferencia que organiza The TransAtlantic Business Dialogue (TABD) para debatir los derechos intelectuales en la Triple Frontera, que se desarrollará a partir del próximo 18 del corriente ... en Puerto Iguazú, Misiones.

Intellectual Property Rights in the Tri-Border Area of South America
A business government dialogue promoted by the

Transatlantic Business Dialogue IPR Working Group
18 – 19 September 2008 Puerto Iguazu, Misiones Province, Argentina

There is increasing agreement that concerted cooperation between governments and
the private sector is necessary to reduce the incidence of counterfeiting and piracy of
intellectual property-protected goods. Tackling IP theft is a significant public policy
issue for business and is among many governments’ international economic policy
This initiative aims at supplementing existing joint public private partnerships and
seeks to set in place new milestones and actions supporting a long-term, practical and
integrated approach to the three pivotal areas of IP enforcement - judicial and legal
best practice, investigation and forensics, and best practice on financial sanctions and
remedies for the illegal proceeds from contraband and piracy - within a specific regional
context. This is a private sector initiative designed to explore these three main pillars by
stimulating creative discussions, identifying innovative application of legislation
and identifying best practice The event is intended to be mutually beneficial,
cooperative, action-oriented partnering and about securing long term commitments from
all participants.
Delegates will come together for a 2-day conference in Argentina to build more effective
contact networks to combat criminality, corruption and IP rights violations in the Tri-Border region.


Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones Province, Argentina
Date: 18 – 19 September 2008
Direct registration at ivana.ausilio@bcdtravel.com.ar or jbriginshaw@eu.tabd.com


Join representatives from the private sector, with the participation of representatives
from the governments of Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, the United States and the
European Commission to discuss the following themes:
Border enforcement, Forensics, and transshipment challenges. Investigation, Civil
proceedings, asset tracing and recovery, technical assistance capabilities government
and private sector, effect on brand owners, administrative and criminal remedies.
Conference Chair: Richard Heath, Unilever, President Elect International Trade Marks
Association (INTA)

September 17th
19.30 Welcome cocktails

September 18th - Day 1 - Border enforcement and forensics
Conference Chair: Richard Heath, Unilever, President Elect International Trade
Marks Association (INTA)
0815 -08:45 Coffee and registration
09:00 – 09:25 Welcome remarks and explanation of objectives and conference
process from Giulia Di Tommaso, Chair TABD IPR Working Group
9:25 – 10.10 A Global Overview – Present, Planned and Innovative
Legislation and Remedies around the world – Government
experts - Luc Devigne (EU)/ Wayne Paugh (US)
10.10 – 10:30 Regional Overview - Senior Brazilian Government Rep plus
10:30 – 11.00 The Present and Planned Legislative and Legal Regime in
Counterfeiting and Piracy in tri-border countries - Hugo
Mersan; Rodrigo Ouro Preto, Siqueira Castro; Roberto Porcel; or Mr. Javier Nuñez;
11.00 – 11:15 Coffee
11:15 – 12:00 Border Enforcement in Tri-border Area and Trans-shipment
from other countries in Latin America - Mrs. Margarita Díaz de
Vivar, General Director of the Paraguayan Customs Authority and
Mr.Salvo, Uruguayan Custom Director; Mss. Silvina Tirabasi -
Customs Director - Argentina or Mr. Fabián Di Risio - Customs
Officer - IP Department, Argentina
12:00 - 12.30 Challenges in Border Enforcement in the EU – Common
Ground, Shared Solutions? – (John Taylor EU expert )
12.30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15.00 Forensic Methodology - Roberto Manriquez International Criminal
Police Organisation (Interpol), Roger Berret forensic expert formerly
Forensic Science service, UK;( US /expert Interpol speaker tbc)
15:00 – 15.15 Coffee served in breakout groups
15:15 – 16:15 Break-out Groups on industry’s views on what works and
what does not in each issue
16:15 – 17:00 Feedback from Break out groups and Moderator summary of Day 1
17:00 Close Day 1
19:30 – 21:00 Cocktails and Dinner: Key note speaker tbc/remarks from Giulia
Di Tommaso, Chair TABD IPR Working Group

September 19th - Day 2 - Financial measures and remedies
08:15 – 08:55 Coffee
08:55 – 09:05 Introduction from Toe Su Aung, British American Tobacco, TABD
IPR working group
09:05 – 09:50 View from the Judiciary - US Judge - Judge Griesa Paraguay
Judge Mr. Sindulfo Blanco, Ministry of the Supreme Court of Justice, Member of the
Penal Court or Mr. Victor Nuñez, Ministry of the Supreme Court of Justice, President;
Justice Gilson Dipp, Superior Court of Justice. Brazil
09:50 – 10.35 Civil Proceedings - Asset Tracing / Financial Investigation/
Asset Recovery – A View from the region: Speaker from
industry [ ], (Mr. Nicasio Villalba, Chief of the Special Financial

Investigation Unit at the Police Department; or Mr. Carlos Arregui,
Deputy Attorney General of the Special Financial Crime
Investigation Unit, Mr Angel Gabriel Gonzalez, Director General
SEPRELAD; US expert (tbc), Josemauro Nunes, Federal Police
Brazil, Officials from Argentina
10.35 – 10:50 Coffee
10.50 – 11.35 Civil Proceedings - Asset Tracing / Financial Investigation/
Asset Recovery – A View from another country (US/ EU
Attorney/ Brand Owner Representative from New York District
Attorneys office)
11:35 – 12:15 Technical Assistance Capabilities – government and private
sector (EU / US experts US AID/EUROPAID) Speaker from UNDP
tbc speaker from business tbc
12:15 -13:00 View from Industry – Impact on brand owners - Panel with
company and business organisation representatives: Adrian
Massaro, Proctor and Gamble; Pat Heneghan, British American
Tobacco, eg MEDEF France
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:45 Panel discussion on administrative Remedies in the region –
what works and what does not: - Mr Martin Heisecke, Minister
Designate for Industry and Commerce, Paraguay; Humberto Ortiz,
Intellectual Property Director
14:45 -15:30 Panel discussion on Criminal Remedies in the region – what
works and what does not: Mrs. Carmen Cattoni, Senior Special IP
Unit Prosecutor Attorney; or Mr. Rubén Candia Amarilla, Attorney
General or Arnaldo Giussio, Anti corruption Prosecutor) Ricardo
Saenz – President, Prosecutor´s Association or Juan Carlos
Tesoriero - Federal Prosecutor of Posadas - Misiones Province
15:30 -15.45 Coffee served in breakout groups
15:45 – 16:45 Break-out Groups - Where to Now ?
16:45 – 17:30 Feedback from working groups and plenary discussion
17:30 – 17:45 Conference conclusions and next steps
18:00 Close

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