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IPRTA Forum Mexico 2008 “Ensuring quality, relevance and sustainability of IPRTA” (Mexico City, July 09 – 11, 2008) Ensuring engagement in IPRTA • Bases on request • Showing commitment to reach certain objectives • Showing interest in implementation WIPO’s TA on IPAS project in Cambodia Full engagement from IP staffs, because it is a request from the government. Trademark division has committed to reach certain level of automation and harmonization within ASEAN. It is attracting interest due to its relevance to promoting benefits for TM Division in helping to eliminate time constraints and backlog due to manual work. 7/14/2013 Penn/IPRTA Forum, Mexico, July 2008 2 Promoting participation in IPRTA project • Plan to transfer ownership - Recruiting and using local staffs - Gradually transferring knowledge and expertises • Create national execution body ECAP project on Geographical Indications in Cambodia It is difficult from the beginning, but it is ensuring quality control and allowing national interest to grow. It helps to retain responsibility through the utilization of counterpart resource from the recipient. Project now runs by IPD staffs who received on-the job training or leaning by doing from foreign experts. Momentum has been picked up and a national execution body is establishing. 7/14/2013 Penn/IPRTA Forum, Mexico, July 2008 3 Enhancing alignment of IPRTA with government policy and other TA • Consistency with government policy - no attempt to create new framework. Any justification for providing TA has to be aligned with beneficial government policy to ensure smooth adaptation and effective implementation of the project. In Cambodia, the government endorses “Rectangular Strategy” to promote good governance, enhance agriculture and industry sector through development and utilization of innovative technology, promote trade through information technology, and establishing rule of law through the enforcement and enactment of new legislations. In this regard, IPRTA of WIPO, EC, US, Japan, Canada, and other donors, all have closely linked to this policy – ensuring of this consistency promotes both awareness and effective result of TA. 7/14/2013 Penn/IPRTA Forum, Mexico, July 2008 4 Caring Culture Sensitiveness while introducing specific IPRTA • Relating project to society and reality Addressing real needs of national obligation, however balancing the interest of society. Implementation of Copyright and related rights obligation and the intention to establish Collective Management Society in Cambodia remains an issue due to the immaturity and habits of the society to adopt new concept and to fully abide by the law. However, Cambodia has to honor its commitment during WTO accession. Therefore, we carefully promote any TA concerning Copyright issues and always request a fresh- start to begin with people awareness and education on this particular issue. 7/14/2013 Penn/IPRTA Forum, Mexico, July 2008 5 Developing harmonization and donors coordination in delivering IPRTA • Mutual accountability • Sharing responsibility “Responsible for both best result or failure” If donors pursue their interests against beneficiary interest, it is preventing quality and sustainability. Coordination under IF and Trade SWAp is a good example of coordination between donors. 7/14/2013 Penn/IPRTA Forum, Mexico, July 2008 6 Sample of Harmonization & Coordination 7/14/2013 Penn/IPRTA Forum, Mexico, July 2008 7 Committing to appropriate duration and continuity of IPRTA project • Lacking of human resource in LDCs requires appropriate duration at least 03 – 05 years to obtain significant result. • TA has to be continued based on the sequence of needs and new emerging issues. ECAPII national component in Cambodia focused on 04 fronts - Enactment of IP legislations, Modernizing of IP system, Enforcement of IPRs, and IP awareness. Its duration lasts within reasonable period, and ECAPIII will continue based on the same framework with certain adjustments to meet with new emerging issues. 7/14/2013 Penn/IPRTA Forum, Mexico, July 2008 8 What kind of IPRTA that LDC like Cambodia needs? • TA on existing IP subjects – TRIPS implementation, compliance of IP legislations, IP Enforcement, IP Administration, IP education and awareness. (most needed) • TA on emerging issues – IP Development – commercialization, IP in the era of new technology , and other IP subjects like TK, TCE. Genetic Resources (continue to need in the subsequent stages). Thank you! 7/14/2013 Penn/IPRTA Forum, Mexico, July 2008 9
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