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. But that is
looking highly unlikely due to the inability of larger organizations to
adapt, or change.
change threatens to destabilize the economics of planet
earth, such that
all the theoretical protections afforded by Copyright,
Trademarks will come to naught. Food security and
energy for our
and transport systems is far more important, where
we have already
thousands of species, created deserts of arable land and are in the
process of melting our ice
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, where desertification
is eating up land for crops and grazing animals - and is at the moment unstoppable.
Humans represent one of the most
prolific protein sources on the planet, if looked at as livestock.
Culling should enable the earth to recover eventually and reach a
natural equilibrium, with lessons learned for our great grandchildren's
survivors. But should we let it even approach that stage?
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 8 -
Coordination Committee <<<
Article 9 -
(1) The International Bureau shall be the Secretariat of the Organization.
(2) The International Bureau shall be directed by the Director General, assisted by two or more Deputy Directors General.
(3) The Director General shall be appointed for a fixed term, which shall be not less than six years. He shall be eligible for reappointment for fixed terms. The periods of the initial appointment and possible subsequent appointments, as well as all other conditions of the appointment, shall be fixed by the General Assembly.
(a) The Director General shall be the chief executive of the Organization.
(b) He shall represent the Organization.
(c) He shall report to, and conform to the instructions of, the General Assembly as to the internal and external affairs of the Organization.
(5) The Director General shall prepare the draft programs and budgets and periodical reports on activities. He shall transmit them to the Governments of the interested States and to the competent organs of the Unions and the Organization.
(6) The Director General and any staff member designated by him shall participate, without the right to vote, in all meetings of the General Assembly, the Conference, the Coordination Committee, and any other committee or working group. The Director General or a staff member designated by him shall be ex officio secretary of these bodies.
(7) The Director General shall appoint the staff necessary for the efficient performance of the tasks of the International Bureau. He shall appoint the Deputy Directors General after approval by the Coordination Committee. The conditions of employment shall be fixed by the staff regulations to be approved by the Coordination Committee on the proposal of the Director General. The paramount consideration in the employment of the staff and in the determination of the conditions of service shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard shall be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
(8) The nature of the responsibilities of the Director General and of the staff shall be exclusively international. In the discharge of their duties they shall not seek or receive instructions from any Government or from any authority external to the Organization. They shall refrain from any action which might prejudice their position as international officials. Each Member State undertakes to respect the exclusively international character of the responsibilities of the Director General and the staff, and not to seek to influence them in the discharge of their duties.
Article 10 -
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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