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WIPO at the 37th Annual ATRIP Congress

August 22, 2018

The WIPO Academy continued its cooperation and support to the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) during its 37th Annual Congress held in Helsinki, Finland from August 5 to 8, 2018.

Mr. Sherif Saadallah, Executive Director of the WIPO Academy, gave a keynote speech and participated in a panel discussion on Intellectual Property (IP) Education and Methodology.

Photo of participants at the Annual Congress
(Photo: Eira Heiska)

The WIPO Academy also sponsored the participation of five academics at the ATRIP Annual Congress. The five teachers and researchers came from Colombia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkey and Zambia. Some 160 IP academics from all regions of the world took part in the Congress.

About the ATRIP Annual Congress

The ATRIP Annual Congress allows experts in the field of IP to follow the ongoing developments in IP and IP teaching from an academic perspective.

This year’s Congress covered a wide range of topics on the theme of “The Role of Fairness, Morality and Ordre Public in Intellectual Property Law and Policy” and included presentations on the following topics:

  • Intellectual Property Ownership and Corporate Social Responsibility;
  • Human rights principles as normative tools for the assessment of fairness in the context of indigenous peoples’ heritage;
  • Access to Textbooks in Schools in Developing Countries, Copyright, and the Right to Education; and
  • Inventions Generated by Artificial Intelligence: Patent Protection & Moral Connotations.

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