ICC Unveils 2014 Intellectual Property Roadmap

4769_image002The International Chamber of Commerce released its 12th edition of the Intellectual Property Roadmap: Current and Emerging Issues for Business and Policymakers, a report that explains how businesses use intellectual property as an asset that can be used to create value.

The report covers developments with an impact on IP protection as well as creating value from IP, obtaining IP assets, enforcing IP rights and the interaction between IP and other policy areas. There are several new topics, including IP management and licensing, patent quality, harmonization and streamlining of trademark rules, trademark restrictions on packaging, non-traditional marks and innovation.

“The swift pace of change in information and other technologies, and the trend towards more collaboration in innovation, are having a big effect on how IP is used, licensed and protected,” said David Koris, chair of the ICC Commission on Intellectual Property and global head of IP at Shell. “The emergence of new Internet applications and platforms, the increasing use of mobile devices, ever-increasing bandwidth and changing consumer behaviour are making IP owners reconsider how they distribute, commercialize and control their intellectual assets in the electronic environment.”

USCIB is ICC’s American affiliate. Our IP priorities include compulsory licensing, fighting counterfeiting and piracy in global supply chains, and the role IP plays in facilitating technology transfer from country to country, particularly with regard to green technologies.

Staff contact: Helen Medina

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Staff Contact:   Michael Michener

VP, Product Policy and Innovation & Acting Program/Policy Co-Lead
Tel: 202.617.3159

Michael Michener is USCIB’s vice president of product policy and innovation, joining USCIB in early 2017. Michener is a former administrator of the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service who has also served as a U.S. trade diplomat and association executive. Michener most recently served in Brussels as director of multilateral relations for CropLife International, representing the association before a range of international organizations – including the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, the UN Environment Program and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – on issues related to crop protection products and agriculture biotechnology.
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