287a Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property Rights

Duration
Part 1: May 7 - May 25, 2012
Part 3: November 19 - November 23, 2012
Location
Part 1: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Campus Ultuna, Uppsala, Sweden
Part 3: To be decided
Number of participants
25
Target Region
Global
Closing date for applications
February 15, 2012

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

Carl-Gustaf Thornström and Eva Thörn

Address

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
P O Box 70 45
SE-750 07 Uppsala
Sweden

Telephone

+46 18 67 33 25, +46 40 41 55 87

E-mail

Carl-Gustaf.Thornstrom@slu.se, Eva.Thorn@slu.se

Fax no.

Web

http://www.slu.se/