IP Training Institutions

The WIPO Academy manages the intellectual property training institutions (IPTIs) project, which creates and consolidates self-sustaining training capacities at the national and regional levels.

The IPTIs respond to local demand for intellectual property (IP) education and skills-building in a manner that is tailored to the goals and priorities of member states. The IPTIs project includes:

  • supporting the establishment of new IPTIs;
  • ad hoc cooperation with established IPTIs; and
  • providing collective services and resources to enhance the operation of IPTIs.

The IPTIs that have been established with the support of the WIPO Academy have responded to local demand for IP skills and knowledge in a scalable and cost-effective way.

Quick facts 


The WIPO Academy trained 800+ trainers

Through 99 training of trainers (ToT) modules

14 IPTIs were established and offered 7,652 activities

For 436,189 participants


Of which, 53% are women


And 44% are from the private sector, including SMEs and start-ups.

Current status of WIPO Academy IPTIs


  • Azerbaijan
  • Colombia (SIC)
  • Colombia (DNDA)
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic (ONAPI)
  • Dominican Republic (ONDA)
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Georgia
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Peru
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia

In progress

  • African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
  • Algeria
  • Armenia
  • Chile
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • Indonesia
  • Pakistan
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Türkiye
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) – Dhahi Khalfan IP Center (ad hoc)
  • Viet Nam

Expressions of interest

  • Albania
  • Belarus
  • Guatemala
  • Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • United Republic of Tanzania

The IPTI Virtual Network

Our Virtual Network maps existing IPTIs worldwide, offering contact information to their relevant focal points. It facilitates regional cooperation, encouraging joint activities across training institutions using national, sub-regional and regional expertise to complement international support.

The Virtual Network groups national and regional IPTIs around the world. Access to the network is restricted to institutions that currently receive the support of the WIPO Academy and other selected partners.

Are you a national or regional IPTI that is interested joining the Virtual Network?

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