Text: H.R.5689 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/16/2002)


107th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5689


To authorize the appropriation of $1,000,000 for a contribution to the World Intellectual Property Organization for projects intended to promote the integration of developing countries into the global intellectual property system.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 16, 2002

Ms. Watson of California introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations


A BILL

To authorize the appropriation of $1,000,000 for a contribution to the World Intellectual Property Organization for projects intended to promote the integration of developing countries into the global intellectual property system.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Authorization of funds for WIPO for projects in developing countries.

(a) Authorization of appropriations.—In order to fulfill the obligations of the United States under Article 67 of the TRIPs Agreement, there is authorized to be appropriated to the President $1,000,000 for a voluntary contribution by the United States to the World Intellectual Property Organization, in addition to any other amounts available for contributions to that organization, for projects directed by the United States to carry out the purpose set forth in subsection (b).

(b) Purpose of projects.—The purpose of the projects referred to in subsection (a) is to promote the integration of developing countries into the global intellectual property system by assisting those countries in developing sustainable legislative business and legal practices and protocols to carry out the TRIPs Agreement that promote economic growth and development through knowledge-based industries.

(c) Definition.—In this section, the term “TRIPs Agreement” means the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights referred to in section 101(d)(15) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.