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IPRTA Forum Mexico 2008 “Ensuring quality_ relevance and


									   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

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  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.

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     Enhancing alignment of IPRTA with
      government policy and other TA
• Consistency with government policy - no attempt to create new
  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.

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            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.
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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
  Coordination under IF and Trade SWAp is a good
  example of coordination between donors.

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            Sample of Harmonization & Coordination

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  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.

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   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!

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