313c Intellectual Property for Development

Part 1: November 17 - December 6, 2019
Part 2: June 14 - june 19, 2020
Part 1: StockholmSweden
Part 2:
Number of participants
Target Region
Closing date for applications
August 17, 2019




The main objectives and rationale of the Programme are the following.


•   The basic aim of the Programme is to increase the familiarity with the three pillars on which an effective Intellectual Property system rests, namely legislation, enforcement and management, both from a national and an international perspective, using Sweden as an illustrative example.


•    To inform about and discuss a number of special issues of actual importance, such as the economic impact of Intellectual Property law and of the Intellectual Property industries in the national economies and also the impact of piracy of protected works and ways and means to combat this phenomenon.


•    To discuss and provide illustration of various aspects of international negotiations in the field of intellectual property.


•    To assess the intellectual property situation in respective country and identify areas of improvement based on know- ledge and experiences from the course, as well as discussions among participants, e.g. through the implementation of the country project.


•    To create networks among the participants to share expe- rience and knowledge. Participants will also be encouraged to form national networks of stakeholders.






› Intellectual Property as a tool for economic growth

› Intellectual Property in international trade

› The International System: WIPO, WTO and International Agreements


The Program aims to increase the capacity of the participant and her/his organisation to develop intellectual property systems adapted to national policies, to enhance the conditions and possibilities for commercialization of national/local products through Intellectual Property and to raise the understanding and use of Intellectual Property in order to promote economic growth.



Only candidates nominated by the appropriate organisation and in accordance with national rules will be considered.



The training in Stockholm will be focused on a number of special themes, mainly the following.  

General aspects of Intellectual Property in the world today.

 A presentation of the United Nations System of Specialised Agencies and of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and its functions.


A presentation of the international trading system, mainly the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its activities, especially as regards the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Law (The TRIPS Agreement).


The legal, enforcement and management aspects of Intellectual Property System.


The Intellectual Property system in Sweden as an illustrative example, with visits to various organisations in this field


Special emphasis will be given to Technology Transfer issues and how they can contribute to sustainable development in the participating countries. In order to achieve this a deepened training in searching for appropiate technology in databases will be given. Swedish companies will present their commersialization strategies, as also their work with IP as a strategic business tool.  Academia will be visited to share how Sweden connects innovation in universities to commersial values and business, and how inventors in the academic environment are given incentives and motivation.


A number of special issues, such as the effects of piracy, public health, genetic resources and other public policy issues in relation to Intellectual Property Systems and their implementation in different countries.


Teaching of Intellectual Property law.



Swedish Patent and Registration Office


Mats Nordenborg


Swedish Patent and registration Office
Valhallavägen 136
102 42 Stockholm




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