Visit of the Director General, Intellectual Property Rights Management Conference, Latvia, May 8 and 9, 2012

During his visit in Latvia Director General gave a WIPO reception which was attended by an important number of representatives of the IP community, as well as by international participants in the celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia, visited the Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia and opened and attended the International Conference on Intellectual Property Rights Management devoted to the celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of the Re-establishment of the Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia.

The core goal of this Conference was to provide a suitable and conducive platform to discuss, debate and present contemporary venues in the area of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and their management. The themes that were discussed included, but were not limited to:

- Norms, rules and standards of IPR governance;
- Competition and collaboration;
- Policy harmonization to ‘one size fits all’ (e.g. TRIPS);
- Alternative appropriation regimes;
- Appropriate IPR management and policy;
- IPR performance, including innovation and competitiveness and sustainable development;
- The institutional IPR environment, including IPR support systems and norms and standards enforced by IPR offices.

Relevant Documents/Publications:

  • PDF Program
  • PDF IP Valuation – Overview of Current Situation in Europe and the World - Guido von Scheffer
  • PDF, 1, PDF2, ppt1,ppt2 Intellectual Property Rights Management - Ron Marchant (WIPO)
  • PDF Innovation Support and Technology Transfer Experience -Gundega Lapina
  • PDF Reform of Trademark System in the EU - Hugues Dereme (Benelux Office for IP)
  • PDF The National Office in the New European Context - Jasper Kongstad (Danish Patent Office)
  • PDF Benefits of Protecting IP for SMEs - Jevgenijs Fortuna
  • PDF The Challenges of the Industrial Property in the European context - Joao Negrao (OAMI)
  • PDF Patent information for Buisness Decission Making  - Johannes Schaaf (EPO) 
  • PDF SMEs - Lotte Tisenkopfa
  • PDF Government management of IP - Miklos Bendzsel (Hungarian Office of the Intellectual Property)
  • PDF IP Valuation Process in Latvia - Olga Vahatoval (Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia)
  • PDF Latvian IP Strategy and Challenges facing the Latvian Patent Office - Reinis Berzins (Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia) 
  • PDF Managemnt of IP at the Latvian Universities Reinis Markvarts
  • PDF Techonology Transfer Activities in Riga University - Renars Reklaitis
  • PDF Role of TT office in IPR Protection and Commercialization - Sandra Muizniece-Brasava
  • PDF The Advantages and Challenges of transforming an Idustrial Property Office into an Intellectual Property Office - Sean Dennehey (Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom)
  • PDF Importance of IP protecion in different stages of innovation - Susanne As Sivborg (Swedish Patent and Registration Office)