287 Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property Rights

Duration
Part 1: May 2 - May 20, 2011
Part 3: November 21 - November 25, 2011
Location
Part 1: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Campus AlnarpSweden
Part 3: Kenya
Number of participants
Target Region
Global
Closing date for applications
January 15, 2011

Invitation

Objectives

- to assist participants to understand the background and the implications of the recent developments related to IPRs and exchange (access and benefit sharing/ABS) of genetic resources and related information

- to enable participants to find, use and draw conclusions from sources of information and expertise world-wide, related to IPRs and exchange of genetic resources

- to enhance participants' managerial efficiency to handle, address and deal with genetic resources and intellectual property rights issues. This will be done with a view on how to facilitate participants' understanding on how to develop appropriate IPR instruments for beneficial partnerships between various actors in regional or international settings

- to improve participants' ability to catalyse the development of intellectual property rights policies and corresponding implementation frameworks on genetic resources at the national and institutional level

 

Target Group

The Programme is directed to individuals at senior commanding level from the government sector and from national R&D institutions in charge of managing and defining regulatory/policy IPR and ABS frameworks on genetic resources and related information.

Contents

- Background on Genetic Resources and IPR and ABS regimes

- Global conventions/International agreements/Patent regimes

- Institutional and national intellectual property policy and management issues

- Developing functional national and institutional policies and frameworks

Contact

Organisation

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - SLU

Name

Marie Hardfors

Address

Svalöf Consulting AB
P O Box 13
SE-230 53 Alnarp
Sweden

Telephone

+46 40 46 09 60

E-mail

marie.hardfors@svalofconsulting.se

Fax no.

+46 40 46 09 62

Web

www.svalofconsulting.com