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Minutes

L&IPR Committee Meeting Beijing, Wednesday May 28th 2008, 13:30– 15:00

Start of the meeting at 13:50 1.

Roll Call Members present Dr. Jochen Schaefer, Hogan, Hartson Raue LLP, Chairman Mr. John Larsen, WFSGI president Mr. Frank Dassler, adidas-Group Mr. Hirotaka Miyaji, JASPO Mr. Gumercindo Moraes Neto, Sao Paulo Alpargatas SA Ex-Officio Mr. Robbert de Kock, WFSGI Secretary General

Members excused Mr. Ian Fullagar, ASGA Mr. Mark Granger, SGMA Mr. Edward J. Haddad, New Balance Mr. Kingson Lai, TSMA Mr. Rory MacMillan, Nike Inc.

2. Dialogue with Ms. Zihua Lv, Deputy Director General, China Trademark Office Mrs Zihua explained the role of the Bureau: the trademark registration and administration through China and the protection of the trademarks. Annual applications keep increasing. In 2007, 70’000. One of the currently existing problems: It takes too long until a trademark is registered until registration is granted by the Office, the Bureau is aware of this and is trying to significantly shorten the delay and to cope with the substantial backlog of applications. x

Presentation of IPR Committee Project 4 since Mrs Zihua agreed to stay 20 mn more (See attachment)

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Presentation of 1st secretary of Japanese embassy (See attachment)

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Presentation of work achieved by each project: o o

Project one: presentation of Edward Haddad, not present. Project two: web monitoring program.

End of the meeting at 15:15.The Committee Meeting could not be finished due to existing time constraints.

WFSGI – L&IPR Committee Meeting - Beijing, China – 11th June 2008


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3. Further Results of the IPR Committee Meeting The WFSGI issued right after the Beijing meetings a Press Release (See attachment).highlighting the most vibrant topics in this area.

WFSGI – L&IPR Committee Meeting - Beijing, China – 11th June 2008

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