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Two New IPTIs Join the Academy Network in 2021

January 18, 2022

The WIPO Academy is proud to announce that two new Intellectual Property Training Institutions (IPTIs) joined the Academy’s fast-growing network of IPTIs. Following the conclusion of projects at the end of 2021, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Trinidad and Tobago became the latest members of the network bringing the total number of established IPTIs to 12. A further three projects are due to be completed by the end of 2022.

Islamic Republic of Iran

At the completion of the project on September 6, 2021, 37 trainers were certified and qualified for the National Intellectual Property Training Center (NIPTC) of the Ministry of Justice of Iran.

The NIPTC has already started its operations and is delivering intellectual property (IP) training for specialized audiences, and will be organizing a number of training events on a range of topics, including on IP and blockchain in the first half of 2022.

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(Photo: NIPTC of the Ministry of Justice of Iran)

Trainers at a "Training of Trainers" (ToT) module at the Ministry of Justice of Iran in 2018

Trinidad and Tobago

The NIPTC Trinidad and Tobago project concluded on December 10, 2021 and 28 trainers were certified after completing a series of interactive trainings and practical assignments, including the preparation of online IP training plans.

In 2022, the NIPTC in Trinidad and Tobago will start its operations at both the national and regional levels, starting with a training event focused around IP, creativity and Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival. The event will be organized in partnership with the Global Carnival Convention.

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(Photo: Margaret Niles & Justin Zephyrine)

Trainers at the first ToT module in 2019 at the NIPTC of Trinidad and Tobago

The WIPO Academy will continue to work with both institutions to help support their long-term sustainability.