313a Intellectual Property for Least Developed Countries

Part 1: March 15 - April 3, 2020
Part 2: October 18 - 23, 2020
Part 1: StockholmSweden
Part 2:
Number of participants
Target Region
Closing date for applications
January 2, 2020




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


•    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 is the basic aim of the Programme, 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 knowledge 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 experience 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 Agreement




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.


Target Group


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

A number of special issues, such as the effects of piracy, technology transfer, 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





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