WIPO/IPI Training Course on Industrial Property for Policy Makers

This training course is organized in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) for policy makers.

Content and Structure

  • presentation of the Trademark Division;
  • national registration procedure;
  • examination of national trademarks, introduction;
  • examination of international trademarks;
  • examination of national trademarks: presentation of working tools and practical examples on the job;
  • opposition procedures;
  • geographical indications and insignia;
  • client services and partnerships;
  • national patent administration procedure from application to granting;
  • role of national IPOs and Innovation;
  • part 1 practical work: draft of national IP-concept for SME;
  • part 2 practical work: draft of national IP-concept for SME;
  • the Copyright system in Switzerland;
  • professional trademark search;
  • trademark guidelines;
  • DBs and register searches,
  • role of patent attorneys as IPI-Partners;
  • procedure for European and PCT patens;
  • design protection in general;
  • patent law;
  • traditional knowledge and folklore / biodiversity;
  • small and medium enterprises;
  • tour. 

Course Basics