YEARS OF INACTION - Many wars have been waged over mineral rights and control of oil flow, used to power our
engine vehicles. Imagine a world where free energy form nature
powers our vehicles, and every country has their own electricity supply,
independent of fossil
fuel imports. Energy security is a big step towards world peace. By
way of example, SmartNet™
service stations might supply hydrogen for heavy goods vehicles, and electricity
to rapid charge conventional battery vehicles. They also act as grid
load-levelers for changeable wind and solar renewables. This kind of
technology could free us from carcinogens
in cities and reduces global
warming. If we are to supply trucks and cars with energy, we need
around 600,000 smart service stations globally before 2050, meaning mass
are necessary to reach such goal economically. At 2019 end, 470 hydrogen
stations were operating worldwide, 1/1200th of what is required.
were to pool resources, to accelerate climate cooling technology, we may
stand a chance of meeting the 1.5 degree temperature rise threshold, and
even begin to get back to some kind of sustainable level.
change threatens to destabilize the economics of planet earth, such that
all the theoretical protections afforded by Copyright, Patents, and
Trademarks will come to naught. Food security and energy for our homes
and transport systems is far more important, where we have already annihilated
thousands of species, created deserts of arable land and are in the
process of melting our ice caps.
plastic in our oceans is making toxin laden fish inedible, and with
under pressure to feed a growing
population, it is likely that there
will be food shortages, leading to global conflict and potentially
cannibalism as a last resort. Humans represent one of the most
prolific protein sources on the planet, if looked at as livestock.
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
(Signed at Stockholm on July 14, 1967 and
as amended on September 28, 1979)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Article 1: Establishment of the Organization
Article 2: Definitions
Article 3: Objectives of the Organization
Article 4: Functions
Article 5: Membership
Article 6: General Assembly
Article 7: Conference
Article 8: Coordination Committee
Article 9: International Bureau
Article 10: Headquarters
Article 11: Finances
Article 12: Legal Capacity; Privileges and Immunities
Article 13: Relations with Other Organizations
Article 14: Becoming Party to the Convention
Article 15: Entry into Force of the Convention
Article 16: Reservations
Article 17: Amendments
Article 18: Denunciation
Article 19: Notifications
Article 20: Final Provisions
Article 21: Transitional Provisions
Article 6 -
General Assembly <<<
Article 7 -
(a) There shall be a Conference consisting of the States party to this Convention whether or not they are members of any of the Unions.
(b) The Government of each State shall be represented by one delegate, who may be assisted by alternate delegates, advisors, and experts.
(c) The expenses of each delegation shall be borne by the Government which has appointed it.
(2) The Conference shall:
(i) discuss matters of general interest in the field of intellectual property and may adopt recommendations relating to such matters, having regard for the competence and autonomy of the Unions;
(ii) adopt the biennial budget of the Conference;
(iii) within the limits of the budget of the Conference, establish the biennial program of legal-technical assistance;
(iv) adopt amendments to this Convention as provided in Article 17;
(v) determine which States not Members of the Organization and which intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations shall be admitted to its meetings as observers;
(vi) exercise such other functions as are appropriate under this Convention.
(a) Each Member State shall have one vote in the Conference.
(b) One-third of the Member States shall constitute a quorum.
(c) Subject to the provisions of Article 17, the Conference shall make its decisions by a majority of two-thirds of the votes cast.
(d) The amounts of the contributions of States party to this Convention not members of any of the Unions shall be fixed by a vote in which only the delegates of such States shall have the right to vote.
(e) Abstentions shall not be considered as votes.
(f) A delegate may represent, and vote in the name of, one State only.
(a) The Conference shall meet in ordinary session, upon convocation by the Director General, during the same period and at the same place as the General Assembly.
(b) The Conference shall meet in extraordinary session, upon convocation by the Director General, at the request of the majority of the Member States.
(5) The Conference shall adopt its own rules of procedure.
Article 8 -
Coordination Committee >>>
NEW CONTRIBUTION SYSTEM
The Governing Bodies of WIPO and the Unions administered by WIPO adopted with effect from January 1, 1994, a new contribution system that replaces the contribution system set forth in Article 11(4)(a), (b) and (c) of the WIPO Convention, Article 16(4)(a), (b) and (c) of the Paris Convention, Article 25(4)(a), (b) and (c) of the
Berne Convention and the corresponding provisions of the Strasbourg (IPC), Nice, Locarno and Vienna Agreements. Details concerning that system may be obtained from the International Bureau of
The Governing Bodies of WIPO and the Unions administered by WIPO adopted from January 1, 1994, a new contribution system that replaces the contribution system set forth in Article 11(4)(a), (b) and (c) of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization. Details concerning that system may be obtained from the International Bureau of WIPO.
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