90 Copyright and Related Rights in the Global Economy

Part 1: 2011.09.05 - 2011.09.23
Part 2: 2012.02.20 - 2012.02.24
Part 1: Stockholm Sweden
Part 2: In one of the participating countries
Number of participants
Target Region
Closing date for applications
May 31, 2011


The importance of intellectual property rights has increased considerably in recent years and this branch of law has become an issue of great political and economic significance in international negotiations, especially after the establishment of the World Trade Organization. While the issue is important, it is also complex and the repercussions of various solutions are not easy to grasp. Considerable knowledge and experience is therefore necessary in order to fully understand and successfully participate in the international negotiations where the outcome may affect both national economies and international trade relations. For many developing countries this poses considerable challenges.


To enhance the participants understanding of copyright and related rights with emphasis on their contribution for economic growth, trade, and development, thus increasing their ability to handle, address, and deal with those issues at the national, sub-regional, and regional levels as well as in the international context with a view to build consensus and promote international cooperation.

Target Group

Policy-makers and their advisers as well as persons at a senior decision-making level from the government sector and also persons from the university or the private sector who are or who will be involved in issues concerning copyright and related rights.


- General aspects of intellectual property in the world today
- The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and its functions
- The international trading system, mainly the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its activities, especially the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Law (TRIPS)
- The legal, enforcement, and management aspects of copyright
- The copyright system in Sweden, with visits to various organisations in this field. Teaching of intellectual property law
- Effects of piracy of protected works and contributions



Swedish Patent and Registration Office


Mr.Christian Nilsson


International Cooperation
P O Box 5055
SE-102 42 Stockholm


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