World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO-WTO Advanced Course on Intellectual Property for Policy Makers

The course is jointly organized with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Content and Structure

  • overview of international law and policy in IP;
  • IP and economic development;
  • visit to WIPO Library and meeting with WIPO officials;
  • copyright, the current international landscape: legal, policy and development dimensions;
  • copyright flexibility;
  • trademarks and industrial designs, the current international landscape: legal, policy and development dimensions;
  • geographical indications, the current international landscape, legal, policy and development dimensions;
  • patents, the current international landscape, legal, policy and development dimensions;
  • IP and public health: the current international landscape;
  • options and strategies under the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement (TRIPS) for access to medicines: the current state of play of implementation;
  • WTO Dispute Settlement and the TRIPS Agreement;
  • protection of plant varieties in the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants;
  • IP and competition policy;
  • IP and genetic resources, traditional knowledge and folklore: the current international landscape and future directions;
  • relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity, the protection of traditional knowledge and folklore: recent developments in the WTO;
  • IP, electronic commerce, internet domain name disputes and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre;
  • IP and transfer of technology and licensing;
  • enforcement of IP: legal, policy and development dimensions;
  • IP and climate change;
  • primary sources, and information resources in the field of IP. 

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