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Newsletter IGE | IPI

8 August 2014

 
 

Newsletter no. 2/2014 “Legal Information”

 

 

Dear Madam, Dear Sir,

 

We have the pleasure of sending you herewith no. 2/2014 of our Newsletter “Legal Information”. We hope you will enjoy reading it.

 

01    Audit of supervision of the collecting societies

02    New advance in collective rights management for copyrights

03    Free Trade Agreement with China

04    Training

 

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01    Audit of supervision of the collecting societies

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (EFK) conducted an audit of the IPI’s supervision of the collecting societies in February 2014. The audit report, published in July 2014, gives the IPI a good report card. But it also includes four recommendations for action.

 

 

02    New advance in collective rights management for copyrights

The interpellation Quadri 12.3396 - Der Auftrag der Suisa an die Yacast schadet der schweizerischen Musikproduktion (‘Suisa’s contract to Yacast damages Swiss music production’) was submitted during the Spring session 2014. It involves the automatic reporting of works of music played in clubs and discos.

 

03    Free Trade Agreement with China

On 1st of July 2014, the bilateral Free Trade Agreement between Switzerland and China has entered into force. This treaty contains a chapter dedicated to the protection of intellectual property. For more information.

 

04    Training

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
Felix Addor
Deputy Director General

 
 
 
 

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