WIPO Conversation on IP and AI
Today, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) hosts the Conversation on Intellectual Property (IP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) at its seat in Geneva, Switzerland. Conversation’s main purpose is to exchange views on potential impact of AI on the IP system. Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič is attending the Conversation on behalf of Communia organisation that has the status of an observer.
The objective of WIPO Conversation on IP and AI is to provide Member States with an opportunity to hold conversations and exchange views on various topics regarding AI for didactic purposes and formulating the right questions with respect to the possible impact of AI on the IP system. Expected results of the WIPO Conversation on IP and AI are as follows:
– Better understanding of the impact of AI on IP;
– Better understanding of the potential of AI in enhancing IP administration;
– Formulation of the right questions that should continue to be discussed in the future;
– Identifying issues that need the urgent attention of Member States.
Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič is attending this Conversation as a representative of Communia, an organisation that has a status of an observer.
The Conversation’s provisional program is accessible here.
On Monday, 14 September 2020 the Public consultation on digital access to European cultural heritage was closed. The purpose of the public consultation was that the European Commission receives feedback on its Recommendation of 27 October 2011 on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation from the interested stakeholders. Among others, Communia submitted its response as well, outlining the need for adaptation to the ever changing digital world.
Last week the deadline for responses to the European Commission’s Targeted consultation addressed to the participants to the stakeholder dialogue on Article 17 of the CDSM Directive came to a close. Yesterday 14 September 2020, civil society organisations sent to Commissioner Breton a joint letter summarising their responses to the Commission’s consultation document and emphasising the importance of user rights protection.
On Wednesday, 9 September 2020, the General Court published its long-awaited judgement in the “Teran” case (Case T-626/17), which started already back in 2017, and dismissed Slovenia’s action for annulment of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/1353 of 19 May 2017 amending Regulation (EC) No 607/2009 as regards the wine grape varieties and their synonyms that may appear on wine labels, pursuant to which the designation ‘Teran’ may be used on the labels of Croatian wines, produced in Istra region.
After three successfully organised virtual “salons”, Communia will, in cooperation with #NoWorries project, organise the fourth one “Which digital policies work for cultural heritage in 2020s?” on Thursday, 17 September 2020. You are welcome to attend!