|Date and venue||May 11 to May 15, 2009 (Geneva, Switzerland)|
The World Intellectual Property Organization is organizing, in collaboration with the Centre for Advancement of Intellectual Property Rights (CAIPR), a one week intensive IPR appreciation course for SME stake-holders in Nigeria. The Forum will be held at the WIPO Headquarters, Geneva, from May 11 to 15, 2009. This training program will be an opportunity to entrepreneurs, regulatory agencies, lawyers and Chambers of Commerce to be trained on IP related issues relevant to entrepreneurship and competitiveness of SMEs.The training program seeks to provide the participants a better understanding of the role of intellectual property asset management in the overall business strategy of an enterprise. The training program is primarily for participants selected by CAIPR in Nigeria. Participants, or their sponsoring institutions, will cover the total cost of their travel and stay in Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the training program. To contact CAIPR: +234 805 306 5775 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A limited number of participants from other developing countries may be permitted to join the program, on a first-come-first-served basis, provided they are considered suitable and are able to bear the entire cost of their travel and stay. There is no participation fee. Non-Nigerians who wish to participate may send by email their curriculum vitae to email@example.com.