Promotion of Access to Information Technology Tools and Systems
WIPO launched intellectual property office automation projects in six pilot countries in the African region, namely: Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.
The pilot projects focused initially on automation of trademarks processing to be followed by automation of patents and industrial designs processing.
The deployment work covered:
- the upgrade of the information technology infrastructure with the necessary hardware, software and installation of the Oracle database
- the customization of a software
- data capture
- training of staff
- knowledge transfer