The Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

The Global Congress provides a forum for advancing evidence-based, public-interest intellectual property policies that balance the needs of creators and the public.  The event brings together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers for four days of discussion, sharing, and planning.  Major topics include emerging concepts of digital rights, access to medicines, transparency and accountability in intellectual property policy making, and the growing role of trade agreements in shaping the global knowledge economy.

The Assembly is a founder and co-organizer of the Global Congress.  Four Congresses have been held since 2011 in Washington (2011), Rio de Janeiro (2012), Capetown (2013), and Delhi (2015).  The fifth will be held in Washington in 2018.

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The American Assembly
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