UNCTAD and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) will hold a panel discussion on how Japan has applied competition policy in the regulation of technology-licensing agreements during the post-war period, and if there are lessons that can be drawn for developing countries.
The discussion will draw upon a draft paper by Professor Hiroko Yamane (Teikyo University, Tokyo and former member of the Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health of the World Health Organization).
It looks at how intellectual property licensing terms have been examined by competition authorities in Japan and compares that experience with that of other countries.
Invited panellists will discuss the findings of the paper and the extent to which lessons could be drawn by developing countries for the elaboration of their own licensing policies, in view of their objectives to promote competition and technology transfer.
Welcome and introduction
Pedro Roffe, Senior Associate, Innovation, Technology and Intellectual Property Programme, ICTSD
Kiyoshi Adachi, Chief, Intellectual Property Unit, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD
Sacha Wunsch-Vincent, World Intellectual Property Organization
Denis Barbosa, Attorney and Professor, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Anthony Taubman, Intellectual Property Division, World Trade Organization
Padmashree Gehl Sampath, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
Exchange of views with participants