Featured South-South and Triangular Cooperation Initiatives

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TitleCountries/territories involvedDescription
INAPI Proyecta experience exchange     
Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica

Coordinated by the Chilean International Cooperation Agency and jointly funded by the European Union (EU) and the Government of Chile in the framework of the EU-Chile Program for Innovation and Competitiveness, the INAPI Proyecta platform was developed in 2012 with the objective to facilitate the dissemination of industrial property and knowledge transfer in Chile and in the region so as to strengthen the strategic use of intellectual property for development and to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.  The platform contains a number of knowledge-sharing tools including e-learning courses on industrial property, case studies, legal and technical information, patent and technology databases, a forum for exchange, and alerts on latest technological developments.  The Government of Chile, with the support of WIPO, has shared its experience with Colombia and Costa Rica and is planning on exporting the experience of the INAPI Proyecta platform to other IP offices in the region, including through cooperation in the framework of the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru).

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Knowledge exchange initiative between Chile and Peru
Chile, Peru

Knowledge-exchange initiative between the National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile (INAPI) and the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property of Peru (INDECOPI) in the area of knowledge-transfer and of the effective use of the innovation system, translated into a series of workshops and the development of a strategic plan for INDECOPI based on INAPI’s experience.

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Knowledge exchange initiative between Egypt and China     
China, Egypt

Three-year bilateral agreement concluded in March 2013 between the Egyptian Patent Office and the Patent Office of the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China to exchange experiences and patent information.

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Knowledge exchange initiative between Egypt and
the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Jordan
Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

This initiative was developed in 2013 with the objective to provide specific training to GCC countries and Jordan on legal and technical aspects related to the examination of patent applications.

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Knowledge exchange and cooperation initiative in the
field of industrial property
Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco

With this initiative, the participating countries agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the field of industrial property, including through the promotion of partnerships among small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the two countries.  

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Knowledge exchange and cooperation in the field of
copyright and related rights between the National
Copyright Institute of Mexico (INDAUTOR) and other
national copyright offices
Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru    

Concluded for an initial duration of three years, these bilateral cooperation agreements between INDAUTOR and the national copyright offices of Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay and Peru aim to strengthen cooperation and knowledge exchange in the field of copyright and related rights among the participating countries.

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Knowledge and information exchange initiative
between members of the West African Economic
and Monetary Union (UEMOA)
Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo

This initiative was developed with the objective to promote information exchange and good practices in the field of intellectual property protection among participating countries and to strengthen their respective intellectual property systems through knowledge exchange.

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The Pacific Alliance (Alianza del Pacífico)
Working Group on Intellectual Property
Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru    

Established in 2011, the Pacific Alliance Working Group on Intellectual Property focuses on cooperation initiatives and projects in the field of copyright and industrial property to strengthen IP systems in the region and enhance access to information and knowledge among partner authorities from Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

As set out in the 2013 Joint Declaration of Presidents of the Pacific Alliance, the Working Group was instructed to “prepare and implement a work plan with joint and specific cooperative actions between intellectual property offices, in order to share experiences and extend the collaborative and communication links between them, in order to achieve a better use of the intellectual property system for the benefit of its users”.

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