• Scope of Work:

    To monitor, comment and advise AIPPI on policy and legal frameworks relating to the Digital Economy, including:

    • IP and related rights in the fields of data ownership and exploitation and digitally-driven business models with specific emphasis on matters that strain current concepts of IP protection;
    • considerations relating to data ownership may include the interface between data ownership and data protection (privacy) but the SCDE will not focus on data protection (privacy) as such;
    (the Field).

    To advise the Bureau of:
    • developments in the Field meriting an AIPPI position, including any further study or analysis necessary or desirable to determine an AIPPI position;
    • possible avenues for cooperation with GOs and other NGOs in the Field.
    To identify, select and provide to the Bureau key documentation relevant to the Field.
    To serve as a resource for AIPPI when positions relevant to the Field are conveyed by AIPPI, including, in the absence of an existing AIPPI position, to formulate a position if requested by the Bureau.
    At the request of the Bureau, submit or represent, or instruct other AIPPI representatives, as to AIPPI’s position in international fora, including meetings of WIPO, WTO and other meetings of GOs and NGOs.
    To coordinate with other AIPPI committees as specified below.

  • Documentation:
  • Required coordination with other committees:

    The SCDE will interface closely with the Standing Committees on Copyright, Patents, Trade Secrets, and IT & Internet in its work.