1 E T/ 4 SC 1/10 ENGLISH ORIGINAL: APRIL 11 , 201 9 DATE: Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications Fort - First Session y April 9 8 to 1 1 , 201 Geneva, SUMMARY BY THE CHAIR adopted by the Committee AGENDA ITEM 1: OPENING OF THE SESSION 1. M r . Francis Gurry , Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization fort y - first session of the Standing Committee on the Law of (WIPO), opened the Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (SCT) and welcomed the participants. Mr. Marcus Höpperger (WIPO) acted as Secretary to the SCT. 2. AGENDA ITEM 2 : ELECTION OF - CHAIRS A CHAIR AND TWO VICE 3. Mr. Alfredo Carlos Rendón Algara (Mexico) was elected Chair . Mr. Simion Levitchi (Republic of Moldova) and Ms. (Norway) were elected Vice - Chairs. Ingeborg Alme Råsberg AGENDA ITEM 3 : ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA 4. The SCT adopted the draft Agenda (document SCT/ 4 1 / 1 Prov. 3 ). AGENDA ITEM 4 : ADOPTION OF THE DRAFT REPORT OF THE FORTIETH SESSION
2 SCT/ 4 / 10 1 2 page session The SCT adopted the draft Report of the 5. fortieth 40 / SCT/ 0 Prov.). (document 1 5 INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS AGENDA ITEM : - Industrial Design Law and Practice and Draft Regulations Draft Articles The Chair recalled t hat the WIPO General Assembly, on the occasion of 6. its session in September 2018, had decided that, at its next session in 2019, it will continue considering the convening of a diplomatic conference on the Design Law Treaty (DLT), to take place at the end of the first half of 2020. concluded that the SCT took note of all statements made by delegations The Chair 7. he SCT on th noted the decision of the General Assembly to continue at item. T considering this matter at its next session in 2019. Graphical User Interface (GUI), Icon and Typeface/T ype Font Designs considered document SCT/41/2 Prov. (Compilation of the Returns to the 8. The SCT t Questionnaire on Graphical User Interface (GUI), Icon and Typeface/Typefon Designs ) . 9. The Chair concluded that the Secretariat was re quested to: keep the document open until July 31, 2019, for contributions by delegations ; and finalize the document thereafter and present it for consideration by the forty - . second session of the SCT Furthermore, SCT members were invited to present proposal 10. for future work on s that matter to - second session the forty . of the SCT Temporary Protection Provided to Industrial Designs at Certain International Exhibitions Under Article 11 of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property: Draft Questionnaire 11. The SCT considered document SCT/41/3. 12. The Chair concluded that the Secretariat was requested to: circulate the questionnaire as contained in document SCT/41/3 Rev. to SCT members and Intergovernm ental Intellectual Property Organizations with observer status, for returns by July 31, 2019; and compile all returns into a document for consideration by the forty - second session of the SCT. Update by Member States on the Digital Access Service (DAS) for Priority Documents 13. The SCT noted the progress in the implementation of the DAS for industrial designs by m embers.
3 SCT/ 4 / 10 1 3 page 14. The Chair concluded that the SCT would revert for an update to this item at its next session. AGENDA ITEM : TRADEMARKS 6 ( document SCT/32/2 ) . Revised Proposal by the Delegation of Jamaica The SCT considered document SCT/32/2 . 15. 16. the Delegation of Jamaica would present a revised The Chair concluded that version of this document to the n ext session of the SCT in light of the comments made during this session . Proposal by the Delegations of Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates Concerning the Mexico, Monaco, Peru, Senegal, Switzerland and Protection of Country Names and Geographical Names of National Significance (document SCT/39/8 Rev.3). Th 17. . e SCT considered document SCT/39/8 Rev.3 The Chair concluded that d iscussion on document SCT/ 39 / 18. Rev.3 will 8 continue at the forty second session of the SCT. - Proposal by the Delegations of Georgia , Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Peru, Senegal, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates Concerning the Protection of Country Na mes and Geographical Names of National Significance in the DNS ( document SCT/41/6 ) . 19. The SCT considered document SCT/41/6 as well as two informal revised version s of this . document 20. T he Chair concluded that: the SCT discussed document ; SCT/41/6 document co - sponsors of the SCT/41/6 proposed revisions in response to questions and concerns raised during the discussion, but no consensus was reached ; d iscussion on document SCT/41/6 will continue at the forty - second s ession of the SCT. Update on Trademark - Related Aspects of the Domain Name System (DNS) 21. The SCT considered document SCT/41/5 and requested the Secretariat to keep Member States informed of future developments in the DNS. International Non - Proprietary Names for Pharmaceutical Substances (INNs) 22. The SCT considered document SCT/41/4.
4 SCT/ 4 / 10 1 4 page The Secretariat made a presentation of the integration of the INN data into the Global 23. Brands Database. AGENDA ITEM 7 GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS : The SCT considered documents SCT/40/5 and SCT/40/6. 24. 25. The Secretariat presented a test version of a database reproducing all returns to Questionnaire I on the National and Regional Systems that Can Provide a Certain Protection to Geographical Indications, and Questionnaire II on the Use/Misuse of Geographical Indications, Country Names and Geographical Terms on the Internet and in the DNS. 26. The Chair concluded that SCT m embers were invited : to review the test version of the database, which is available at https://www.wipo.int/memberprofilesgeo/#/ and inform the Secretariat of any required changes; and to submit returns to the qu estionnaires in case they have not yet done so for . inclusion in the database 27. Furthermore, the SCT will consider an updated version of the database at its forty - second session. 28. The SCT considered documents SCT/41/7, SCT/41/8 and SCT/41/9. The Chair concluded that the SCT agreed : 29. to hold one half - day information session on geographical indications in - conjunction with the forty second session of the SCT; that the program for that information session would comprise of three panels on the following topics: evaluation of genericness; geographical indications as intellectual property titles in the operation of DNS and in the dispute resolution policies; notions of identity, similarity and imitation between geographic al indications and trademarks in the context of registration and commercial use; possible - second session, it would consider that, at its forty future information sessions on geographical indications. AGENDA ITEM 9 : CLOSING OF THE SESSION , 201 T he Chair closed the session on April 1 1 30. 9 . [End of document]