UN/CEFACT's Provisional IPR Policy
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 08:44:43 -0800 From: Klaus-Dieter Naujok <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reply-To: UN/CEFACT TMG General Discussion List <email@example.com> To: UN/CEFACT TMG General Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: UN/CEFACT's Provisional IPR Policy
Dear TMG members,
Many of you have been aware of the lack of an Intellectual Properties Right Policy for UN/CEFACT. It has resulted in a number of ebXML and eBTWG members not participating in the new UN/CEFACT structure.
Due to the urgency to ensure that we don't loose any more members, as well as, ensuring that our work is protected the UN/CEFACT Steering Group (CSG) reached the following decision at its meeting last week in Geneva:
"The CSG reviewed the draft version 1.2 of the IPR policy which had been recommended to it by one of the Legal Rapporteurs, Mr David Marsh, and his colleagues. The CSG unanimously approved the document and adopted it as their policy. Therefore, this becomes the provisional policy of UN/CEFACT.
The next steps will be to forward the document to the Heads of Delegation with the request for an intersessional approval. In the meantime, the provisional policy will be distributed as widely as possible through all channels available to UN/CEFACT including its website, list servers and the FCT".
The IPRP can be found on our File Sharing Site (http://homepage.mac.com/knaujok/TMG_Files/) under the "General->Reference" Folder as "UNCEFACT_Provisonal_IPRP_1pt2.zip"