The International Conference of WIPO Intellectual Property Training Institutions (IPTIs)

The WIPO Academy held the International Conference of WIPO Intellectual Property Training Institutions (IPTIs) on May 23 and 24, 2022. The conference brought together partner institutions of WIPO Academy IPTIs to share their experiences and discuss intellectual property (IP) education and training initiatives that they have implemented for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); women entrepreneurs, innovators and creators; and the youth.

The conference was held virtually in English, French and Spanish with the support of simultaneous interpretation.

Presentations Day 1  Presentations Day 2

What was covered?

The International Conference of WIPO IPTIs covered a range of topics from IPTIs in different regions of the world such as:

  • IP education as a tool for economic recovery post-COVID-19 (Peru)
  • How IP education can close the gender gap in IP? (Dominican Republic)
  • Taking the youth on an IP discovery journey (Egypt)
  • Leveraging IP education for SMEs and agricultural producers (Georgia)
  • Impact of IP training in micro-enterprises led by women (El Salvador)
  • Creating value in the local culture through IP education (Trinidad and Tobago)

View the full program for more details PDF, Program.

May 23 and 24, 2022

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Success Stories

Learn from the beneficiaries of each WIPO Academy IPTI and discover the IP skills that propelled them to success in their respective fields:

Ms. Kristiann Sonny, beneficiary of the National Intellectual Property Training Center (NIPTC) of the Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO) shares how IP knowledge helped her take her oat punches, juices and dry oat cups to market.

I am the producer of Ninotsminda Honey. The training organized by the SAKPATENTI IP Training Center in Georgia greatly helped me in learning about the advantages of using the geographical indications system, which in turn helped me maximize the commercialization of my product in 2021 with the Georgian geographical indication. This increased my product sales and exports. Furthermore, my case served as an inspiration for other producers wishing to protect Georgian products of exceptional quality and reputation as a geographical indication.

– Mr. Giorgi Merabishvili

One of the IPTIs’ youngest beneficiaries, Mr. Rostyslav Yasnohor (age 11), shares how the training organized by the IP Academy of UKRPATENT in Ukraine helped him learn more about the importance of IP.