2nd Symposium for Heads of Intellectual Property Academies

Beijing, May 8 and 9, 2008



Thursday, May 8, 2000

09.30 - 10.00 OPENING SESSION


Welcome address by:

  • Mr. Zhang Qin, Deputy Commissioner, State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO), Beijing
  • Mr. Mpazi Sinjela, Dean, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Worldwide Academy, Geneva
10.00 - 11.00 Theme One : Report on the First Symposium for Heads of IP Academies and Implementation of the Rio Declaration


  • Mr. Marco Antonio Albuquerque de Araujo Lima, Director, Institutional Partnerships and Technological Information, National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


  • Representatives of all countries/institutions that participated in the Rio Symposium
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 - 12.30

Theme Two : Recent Growth and Development of IP Academies in the World: Mandates, Activities and Experiences


  • Mr. Lu Guoliang, Director General, International Cooperation Department, SIPO,


  • Mr. Helge Rasmussen, Executive Director, European Patent Academy (EPA), Munich, Germany
  • Mr. Jean-Michel Zilliox, Director, Operations and Customer Care, European Patent Academy (EPA), Munich, Germany
  • Mr. Robert Stoll, Dean of Training and Education, Office of IP Policy and Enforcement, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO),
    Washington D.C.
  • Mr. Mpazi Sinjela
12.30 - 14.00  Lunch Break
14.00 - 15.30

Theme Three : IP Training in China: 15 Years’ Growth of the China Intellectual Property Training Center (CIPTC)


  • Mr. Ma Fang, Dean, China Intellectual Property Training Center (CIPTC), Beijing
Visit to the CIPTC 
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.30

Theme Four : Intellectual Property Offices and IP Academies: Cooperation, Coordination and Support


  • Mrs. Gao Hang, Deputy Dean and Head of Policy Development Program, WIPO
    Worldwide Academy


  • Mr. Yoo Kwan-Hee, Dean, International Intellectual Property Training Institute (IIPTI),  Daejeon, Republic of Korea
  • Mr. Andrew Christie, Director, Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia
    (IPRIA), Melbourne, Australia
  • Mr. Takao Ogiya, Executive Manager for Human Resources Development, National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training (INPIT), Tokyo


Friday, May 9, 2008

09.00 - 10.30

Theme Five : Newly Established IP Academies: Institutional Strengthening, Challenges and Responses


  • Mr. Jean-Michel Zilliox, Director, Operations and Customer Care, European Patent Academy (EPA), Munich


  • Mr. Gift Sibanda, Director General, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), Harare
  • Ms. Celia Aurora T. Torres-Villanueva, Executive Director, Intellectual Property
    Research and Training Institute, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPO), Makati City, Philippines
  • Representatives of other new academies
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.30

Theme Six : Strategies and Methodologies for Designing IP Education and Training Programs for Different Target Groups


  • Mr. Gift Sibanda


  • Ms. Ljiljana Kuterovac, Assistant Director General, State Intellectual Property Office of Croatia (SIPO), Zagreb
  • Mrs. María de los Angeles Sánchez Torres, Director General, Industrial Property Office of Cuba (OCPI), Havana
  • Mr. Ma Fang
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 - 15.00

Theme Seven : Strategies for Mobilizing Human and Financial Resources from Public and Private Sectors and Academic Institutions


  • Mr. Robert Stoll


  • Mr. Marco Albuquerque de Araujo Lima
  • Mr. Helge Rasmussen
15:00 - 15:30

Theme Eight : Roundtable Discussion on IP Academy Networking at National, Regional and International Levels: Proposals and Strategies


  • Mrs. Martha Chikowore, Consultant, WIPO Worldwide Academy


  • All participants
15.30 - 16.00

Theme Nine : Pending Actions from the Rio Declaration and Adoption of the Beijing Action Plan


  • Mr. Mpazi Sinjela
  • Mr. Marco Albuquerque de Araujo Lima
  • Mr. Lu Guoliang


  • All participants
16.00 - 16.30


Speeches by:

  • Mr. Mpazi Sinjela, WIPO
  • Mr. Tian Lipu, Commissioner, SIPO