Digital Launch, 16 December 2020

Digital Launch – South Centre and UNCTAD Case Law Database on Intellectual Property and Public Health

16 December 2020



14:00 Welcome and Introduction

– Professor Carlos Correa, Executive Director, South Centre

– Mr. James Zhan, Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise (DIAE), UNCTAD (tbc)

14:10 The Case Law Database – Background and Use

– The objectives of the database

Mr. Christoph Spennemann, Officer-in-Charge, Intellectual Property Unit, DIAE, UNCTAD

– How to use the database – practical demonstration

Mr. Ermias Biadgleng, Legal Officer, Intellectual Property Unit, DIAE, UNCTAD

14:30 South Centre’s capacity building program for judges on TRIPS flexibilities

Dr. Viviana Muñoz Tellez, Coordinator, Health, Intellectual Property and Biodiversity Programme, South Centre

14:40 Questions and Answers


This meeting will be held via Zoom. To register in advance for this meeting:


The database is available at and




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