9 Industrial Property in the Global Economy

Part 1: 2011.03.28 - 2011.04.15
Part 2: 2011.10.10 - 2011.10.14
Part 1: StockholmSweden
Part 2: In one of the participating countries
Number of participants
Target Region
Closing date for applications
December 15, 2010


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:
- Industrial property rights with emphasis on their contribution for economic growth, trade, and development
- Procedures for search and examination of industrial property rights' applications
- The importance of industrial property information and how to provide such information to industry, research institutions and other potential users

Target Group

Policy-makers and their advisers as well as professionals and persons at a senior level from the government sector and also persons from the university, research institutions or the private sector who are or who will be involved in issues concerning administration and use of industrial
property 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, procedural and enforcement aspects of industrial property
- The industrial property system in Sweden with visits and discussion with various organisations in this system



Swedish Patent and Registration Office


Christian Nilsson


Swedish Patent and Registration Office
International Cooperation
P O Box 5055
SE-102 42 Stockholm


+46 8 782 25 98



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