313 Intellectual Property for Least Developed Countries

Duration
Part 1: Nov 22 - Dec 11 2015
Part 3: May 22 - May 27
Location
Part 1: StockholmSweden
Part 3: Africa
Number of participants
27
Target Region
Global
Closing date for applications
September 7, 2015

Invitation

Objectives

 

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 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.

 

 

 

BENEFITS

 

 

 

 

 

› 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 enhances the condi- tions and possibilities for commercialization of national/local products through Intellectual Property and to raise the under- standing 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.

 

Contents


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 Organiza- tion (WIPO) and its functions.

 

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

 

The legal, enforcement and management aspects of Intel- lectual 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.

Contact

Organisation

Swedish Patent and Registration Office

Name

Christian Nilsson

Address

Patent and registration Office

Telephone

E-mail

christian.nilsson@prv.se

Fax no.

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