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Organizing a WIPO Training Of Trainers Program (TOT)

The objective of the TOT is to create a critical mass of trainers in a country who have the basic knowledge, skills and experience to provide preliminary IP assistance to students, entrepreneurs, and micro, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) on effective IP asset management to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of the SMEs in the domestic and international markets. Such preliminary IP assistance, to be provided by the persons trained in the TOT, would include advice or technical assistance on how to identify, protect, exploit and manage IP assets, whether owned by an entrepreneur or an SME, licensed by him/her/it from another entity or created in partnership with another entity.

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