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[FYI] Symposium on the Internet and Intellectual Property Crime - London 2001-03-01


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Symposium on the Internet and Intellectual Property Crime 

March 1-3, 2001  

Hotel Russell, Russell Square - London, England  

Mission Statement:

Intellectual property rights play an increasingly important role in 
economic and technological development and cultural expression. With 
the advent and exponential growth of the Internet, these critical 
rights are subject to an unprecedented global assault, threatening 
the value of those rights to our citizens, companies, and 

The purpose of this three-day Symposium is to serve as a forum for 
government and business leaders to meet to share their experiences 
and expertise in the enforcement of intellectual property rights, and 
to learn about the latest technological advances in the commission 
and investigation of intellectual property crimes.  

The goals of the Symposium are to present a balanced view of the 
economic, political, and social challenges inherent in addressing 
these crimes, and to illustrate the need for cooperative 
international solutions.  


The Challenge of the Internet / Day One Moderator: Mr. Robert Stoll

     8:00 - 9:15 Registration - Magpie Links Co. U.K.

     9:30 - 10:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

         The Honorable Robert Stoll
         Administrator for External Affairs
         The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
         (Washington, D.C., U.S.A.) 

         The Honorable Irina Savelieva
         Deputy Chair, Moscow City Bar Association, Russia
         and Chairman, UN/ECE Intellectual Property Advisory Group
         (Moscow, Russia)

         The Honorable Alison Brimelow
         Chief Executive
         The United Kingdom Patent Office
         (London, England) 

     10:00 - 11:30 Topic One: The Internet

         Internet Architecture - Mr. Paul Kane, General Manager, 
Internet ONE (London, England)

         Trends in Computer Ownership and Internet Accessibility in 
Europe - International Telecommunications Union t.b.a.

         The Internet and Transition Economies - Mr. Daewon Choi, 
Economic Affairs Officer, Trade Division, UN/ECE Trade,
         Industry and Enterprise Development Section

     11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break - Roundtables

     12:00 - 13:15 Topic Two: The Challenges of the Internet and 

         Using the Internet to Enhance Competitiveness - Mr. Stephen 
Jennings, Trademarks Manager, Gillette (London,

         Challenges Facing the Copyright Industries - Ms. Hannah 
Ward, Electronic Arts (Washington, DC, USA)

         The Role of Governments - The Honorable Marybeth Peters, 
Register of Copyright, U.S. Copyright Office
         (Washington, DC, USA) (invited) 

     13:30 - 15:00 Luncheon 

         Speaker: Mr. Mihaly Fiscor - E-Commerce and IP Issues in 
Transition Economies

     15:15 - 16:45 Topic Three: Intellectual Property Protection and 
the Internet

         TRIPS Standards - Mr. Matthew Kennedy, Legal Affairs 
Officer, Intellectual Property and Investment Division, World
         Trade Organization (Geneva, Switzerland) 

         European Union Directives - Mr. Joerg Reinbothe, European 
Union (Brussels, Belgium)

         WIPO Copyright Treaty and Performances and Phonograms Treaty 
- Mr. Michael Keplinger, Senior Counsel,
         USPTO (Washington, DC, USA)

         International Harmonization Efforts and Their Impact - Mr. 
Francis Gurry, World Intellectual Property Organization
         (Geneva, Switzerland)

     16:45 -17:15 Coffee Break - Roundtables

     17:15 - 18:30 Topic Four: Intellectual Property Enforcement 
Issues and the Internet

         Trademark Issues - Mr. Jacques Bessy, Louis Vuitton (Paris, 

         Copyright Issues  Ms. Alessandra Silvestro, TimeWarner 

         Consumer Protection Issues - Mr. Anthony Murphy, Director of 
Copyright, The U.K. Patent Office

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    Friday, March 2, 2001

                  Enforcement in the Digital Age / Day Two Moderator: 
Ms. Irina Savelieva

     9:30 - 11:00 Topic Five: Intellectual Property Crime in 

         Copyright Crimes  Ms. Claudia Pavoletti, AntiPiracy 
Manager, BSA Europe (Milan, Italy)

         Trademark Crimes on the Internet - Ms. Susan F. Wilson, 
Senior Policy Counsel, International AntiCounterfeiting
         Coalition (Washington, DC, USA)

         Jurisdiction Issues (civil and criminal case examples) - 
Italian Magistrate Andrea Calice (Turin, Italy) (invited)

     11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break - Roundtables

     11:30 - 13:00 Topic Six: Challenges of Conducting Internet 
Investigations: Resources, Electronic Evidence, and
    Cooperation Issues

         Electronic Evidence Issues - Mr. Christian Genetski, 
Attorney, Kirkland & Ellis (Washington, DC, USA) (invited) 

         Resources - Mr. Michel Lagarde, French Customs (Paris, 
France) (invited)

         Investigative Cooperation - 

              Mr. Monty Price, Senior Special Agent and Director, 
Cyber-Smuggling Center, U.S. Customs Service
              (Washington, DC, USA) (invited) and

              Mr. Luciano Daffarra, MPA Italy (Milan, Italy) (invited)

     13:15 - 14:45 Luncheon 

         Speaker: Professor Doris Long, John Marshall Law School 
(Chicago, Illinois, USA)
         "The Impact of Electronic Commerce on the Intellectual 
Property System"

     15:00 - 16:30 Topic Seven: Internet Investigations - 
International Standards and Cooperation

         Multilateral and Bilateral Efforts - Ms. Martha Stansell-
Gamm, Chief, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property
         Section, U.S. Department of Justice (Washington, DC, USA) 

         Law Enforcement View - U.K. Home Office t.b.a. (Invited)

         Repercussions for Industry - Mr. Nils Bortloff, 
International Federation of Phonogram Industries (confirmed)

     16:30 -17:00 Coffee Break - Roundtables

     17:00 - 18:30 Topic Eight: Political Will and Public Awareness

         The Government's Role - Ms. Roslyn Mazer, Special Counsel 
for IP, U.S. Department of Justice (Clinton

         Working With Educational Institutions - Recording Industry 
Association of America t.b.a.

         Reaching the Public - t.b.a.

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  Saturday, March 3, 2001

                 Structural and Cooperative Solutions / Moderator Day 
Three: Ms. Judith
                 Sullivan, Assistant Director Copyright, The U.K. 
Patent Office

     10:00 - 11:00 Topic Nine: Dispute Resolution: Civil and 
Administrative Issues

         The Mechanism - WIPO Arbitration Center - t.b.a.

         The Government Perspective - Ms. Vicki Elaine Allums, Senior 
Attorney, Office of Legislative and International
         Affairs, USPTO (Washington, DC, USA)

         The Private Sector Perspective/Europe - Mr. Domenico 
Sindico, Partner, Rossotto and Associates, Italy and
         Vice-Chairman, UN/ECE IP Advisory Group (Rome, Italy)

         The Private Sector Perspective/U.S. - Mr. Anthony LoCicero, 
Partner, Amster, Rothstein, Ebenstein (New York,
         New York, USA)

     11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break - Roundtables

     11:15 - 12:15 Topic Ten: Privacy Issues: Corporate Practice, Law 
Enforcement Effectiveness, and Social Policy

         European Issues - t.b.a., European Union

         U.S. Issues - Ms. Barbara Wellberry, Attorney, Morrisson & 
Foerster (Washington, DC, USA) (invited) 

         Industry Issues - Mr. Ted Shapiro, General Counsel, Motion 
Picture Association (Brussels, Belgium) (confirmed)

     12:15 - 13:15 Topic Eleven: Training and Technical Assistance

         Ms. Barbara Baker, Program Manager, UN/ECE IP Advisory Group 
(London, England)

         Mr. Mpazi Sinjela, Director, WIPO Worldwide Academy (Geneva, 
Switzerland) (invited)

         Mr. Will Robinson, World Customs Organization (Brussels, 

         Ms. Jane Messenger, International Economist, U.S. Department 
of State (Washington, DC, USA)

         European Union - t.b.a.

     13.30 - 15:00 Final Luncheon and Close of Symposium (Brief 
Administrative Remarks)

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