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Demystifying the Hague System: We Are Answering Your Questions!

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/HAGUE/2024/18
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • In this interactive webinar, we'll unravel the complexities of the Hague System and tackle the burning questions you wish to have answered. From grasping the subtilities of international design protection to navigating the maze of filing procedures, we're here to address all your inquiries. Join us for a dynamic discussion where clarity meets insight, and leave equipped with a deeper understanding of the Hague System. Secure your spot now for an engaging session that promises valuable insights and actionable knowledge!

Mastering Submission Procedures and Avoiding Potential Rejections: Tips for Multiple Reproductions and Drawings

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/HAGUE/2024/17
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Join our next webinar to learn essential information about filing international applications with the International Bureau and formal examination. In an introductory part, you will learn how to avoid irregularities when including multiple designs and submitting your reproductions. The highlight of the session will be advice drawn from concrete examples, which will provide useful guidance on how to avoid possible refusals. This session is aimed at both professionals and beginners.

Overview of ePCT for ISAs

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PCT/2024/11
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will provide an overview of the ePCT for International Searching Authority (ISA). It is intended for IP Office staff who are or will be working on ePCT to prepare PCT International Search Report (ISR), Written Opinion (WOSA) and other ISA forms. Attendees will have the opportunity to see various ISA functionalities that the ePCT system has to offer as well as the latest features deployed on April 15, 2024.|This first session will be recorded and published on the PCT Webinars page.

Unlocking the Potential of AI: IP Strategies for a Thriving Innovation Ecosystem

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/FRONTIERTECH/2024/1
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • As AI technologies continue to evolve and become autonomous at an exponential pace, they raise many questions and challenges for IP and the IP system. As we continue to witness AI's transformative power across industries, it becomes imperative for policymakers and stakeholders alike to navigate this landscape with clarity and purpose. This webinar, based on the WIPO IP policy toolkit "Getting the innovation ecosystem ready for AI," will equip you with the knowledge and tools to navigate this evolving landscape.||Join us for an insightful exploration of the WIPO AI Inventions Toolkit, a comprehensive resource designed to provide guidance in the realm of AI innovation and intellectual property (IP). Whether you are a policymaker, IP professional, or stakeholder in the innovation ecosystem, this webinar promises to equip you with invaluable insights to harness the potential of AI innovation.

WIPO Guide to Generative AI and Intellectual Property

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/FT/24/1
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools are rapidly being adopted by many businesses and organizations for the purpose of content generation. Such tools represent both a substantial opportunity to assist business operations and a significant legal risk due to current uncertainties, including intellectual property (IP)

What's new for applicants in ePCT 4.13

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PCT/2024/10
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • In this session you will be guided through the new features implemented into this latest version of ePCT.||Our panelists will answer questions received via the Q&A feature and we will take time at the end to answer some of them live.||The Webinar is free of charge and will be recorded. The recording will be posted on the PCT Webinars webpage https://www.wipo.int/pct/en/seminar/webinars/index.html together with the Q&A report. The power point slides are already available on the same webpage.||Another session with the same topic and content will take place on April 18, 2024 to cover different Time Zones. Registration is also available on the PCT Webinars webpage.

Filing on a Global Scale: Mastering Your International Design Application Journey

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/HAGUE/2024/12
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Join us for an enlightening webinar titled "Filing on a Global Scale: Mastering Your International Design Application Journey." We'll break down the process of applying for design protection internationally, making it easy to understand regardless of your experience level. This webinar will equip you with the tips and tools to smoothly file your international design applications. Don't miss out on this chance to enhance your worldwide design strategy!

Leverage New eHague Features to Build and Share your Registration Portfolio

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/HAGUE/2024/10
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Join us for an insightful webinar during which we'll explore how to make the most of the latest features in eHague. The webinar will guide you through the process of optimizing these enhanced features for efficiently constructing and sharing your registration portfolio. Whether you're a newcomer or a seasoned user, this session promises valuable insights into maximizing the benefits of eHague for effective portfolio management. Don't miss out on this opportunity to stay updated and enhance your registration strategies!

Introduction to the Hague System

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/HAGUE/2024/9
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The objective of the event is to help the participants from the CACEEC region to get familiar with the Hague System and to learn how to manage the international registrations.

Leverage New eHague Features to Build and Share your Registration Portfolio

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/HAGUE/2024/8
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Join us for an insightful webinar during which we'll explore how to make the most of the latest features in eHague. The webinar will guide you through the process of optimizing these enhanced features for efficiently constructing and sharing your registration portfolio. Whether you're a newcomer or a seasoned user, this session promises valuable insights into maximizing the benefits of eHague for effective portfolio management. Don't miss out on this opportunity to stay updated and enhance your registration strategies!

Overview of ePCT for Offices

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PCT/2024/8
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Join us for an insightful webinar during which we'll explore how to make the most of the latest features in ePCT. The webinar will guide you through the process of optimizing these enhanced features for efficiently managing a PCT international application. Whether you're a newcomer or a seasoned IP Office user, this session promises valuable insights into maximizing the benefits of ePCT for effective use of the web portal. Don't miss out on this opportunity to stay updated and enhance your ePCT knowledge!

Leverage New eHague Features to Build and Share your Registration Portfolio

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/HAGUE/2024/7
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Join us for an insightful webinar during which we'll explore how to make the most of the latest features in eHague. The webinar will guide you through the process of optimizing these enhanced features for efficiently constructing and sharing your registration portfolio. Whether you're a newcomer or a seasoned user, this session promises valuable insights into maximizing the benefits of eHague for effective portfolio management. Don't miss out on this opportunity to stay updated and enhance your registration strategies!

New system “Non-disclosure system for patent applications (in specific technical fields)” and PCT applications

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PCT/2024/2
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • On May 1, 2024, a new system will come into effect in Japan: ``System for nondisclosure of patent applications (in specific technical fields).'' How will PCT applications used by Japanese companies and inventors be affected (or not) in relation to the new system? In this webinar, we will invite the Executive Director of the Patent Application Hidden Project from the Japan Patent Office to provide a detailed explanation of the new system procedures, the impact on PCT applications, and points that applicants and agents should pay attention to. Please join us. Wednesday, March 13, 2024 Japan time 17:00-18:00 (Geneva time (9:00-10:00)

New system “Non-disclosure system for patent applications (in specific technical fields)” and PCT applications

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PCT/2024/6
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • On May 1, 2024, a new system will come into effect in Japan: ``System for nondisclosure of patent applications (in specific technical fields).'' How will PCT applications used by Japanese companies and inventors be affected (or not) in relation to the new system? In this webinar, we will invite the Executive Director of the Patent Application Hidden Project from the Japan Patent Office to provide a detailed explanation of the new system procedures, the impact on PCT applications, and points that applicants and agents should pay attention to. Please join us. Wednesday, March 13, 2024 Japan time 17:00-18:00 (Geneva time (9:00-10:00)

Why buy fakes? Understanding and transforming consumer perceptions of counterfeit goods

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2024/1
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Why do consumers purchase counterfeit goods? Is affordability the primary reason? What is the global perception of consumers towards counterfeits? Are there any differences among countries? This session aims to shed light on the motivations behind consumers’ decisions to buy counterfeit goods by analyzing the findings of the 2023 Global Anti-Counterfeiting Consumer Survey, undertaken by the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP). Understanding consumer perceptions is key when designing campaigns to alter behavior. We will also examine successful anti-counterfeiting awareness campaigns that effectively address consumer tendencies to choose counterfeit products over genuine ones.

What is the Hague System?

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/HAGUE/2024/2
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Designed for creators, intellectual property agents, and anyone curious about international design protection, this webinar offers key insights into the significance of design protection and how the Hague System can be a key tool in your IP strategy. Whether you're a novice, intermediate, or advanced user of intellectual property, mark your calendar for this webinar.

What is the Hague System?

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/HAGUE/2024/1
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Designed for creators, intellectual property agents, and anyone curious about international design protection, this webinar offers key insights into the significance of design protection and how the Hague System can be a key tool in your IP strategy. Whether you're a novice, intermediate, or advanced user of intellectual property, mark your calendar for this webinar.

Copyright infrastructure: lessons learned, challenges and opportunities

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2023/11
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will take stock of the wealth of information and perspectives presented during this series of webinars since November 2021. Experts from the public and private sector across four continents will share and debate their vision on the evolution of the global copyright infrastructure. What are the roles of key stakeholders, including creative industries, technology companies, governments, international standards and other relevant organizations? What are the lessons learned, state-of-play and priorities for 2024? What needs to happen locally, regionally and globally?

Webinar on the Quest to Help Game Developers LevelUP their Intellectual Property

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/TDC/2023/5
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The objective of the event will be to showcase all what was done and created as part of the videogame project, as well as explore future areas of cooperation with the industry as well as seek guidance regarding the most impactful ways of maximizing and deploying the tools created.

“Post-deal” issues: Managing alliances and collaborations

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/TISC/2023/6
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • A series of “Ask the Expert” sessions has been organized through the eTISC social platform since 2016, providing eTISC members with the opportunity to interact with experts on topics related to TISC services, including patent documentation, patent search, patent analytics, technology transfer, IPR management and most recently, life sciences and IP. A dedicated page is created in eTISC for each “Ask the Expert” session, with information on the expert designated by WIPO for the session and on which eTISC members can post questions to the expert for a limited period of time, to which the expert provides a response based on their personal experience and perspectives.

IP Information Roundtable

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/IP-INFORMATION/2023/1
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Insightful discussions on the wealth of information available through WIPO's global databases for patents, trademarks, and designs.

AI and music: everything you wanted to know about voice cloning and copyright infringement, but were too afraid to ask

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2023/10
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This session will explore the unauthorized use of copyright-protected songs to train generative artificial intelligence models, aiming to produce music through the utilization of vocal clones (digital replicas of an artist’s voice). We will identify the main areas of copyright infringement associated with this practice and examine the enforcement approaches adopted by the music industry in response to this evolving landscape. Additionally, we will look at ways to address other enforcement challenges to ensure the effective protection of artists’ rights amidst the rapid progression of AI technologies.|This webinar is organized with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea.

Establishment of the Patent Analytics Community of Practice (CoP) and Introductory Meeting

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PA/2023/3
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Patent Analytics Community of Practice is expected to unite practitioners in the field of patent analytics across IP offices, promoting international cooperation through knowledge sharing, agreeing best practices, collective learning and establishing a knowledge hub with a repository of documents.|The first meeting will be dedicated to IP offices currently active in the field of patent analytics, along with the authors of the seminal OECD Patent Statistics Manual, bringing community members together for consultation and agreement on the CoP objectives and principles.

Overview of ePCT for Receiving Offices

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PCT/2023/26
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will provide an overview of the ePCT for Receiving Offices (RO). It is intended for IP Office staff who are or will be working with PCT international applications. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the various functionalities the ePCT system has to offer to process PCT international applications online.

The National Phase

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PCT/2023/25
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • In diesem Webinar behandeln wir: Wie bereitet man den Eintritt in die nationale Phase am besten vor und welche Erwägungen sind notwendig? Welches sind häufige Fehler und was sind best practices in dieser wichtige Etappe im Leben einer PCT-Anmeldung?

Additional PCT procedures

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PCT/2023/24
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will highlight in details the importance of the international publication under the PCT and subsequent procedures. The speakers will provide a practical analysis of the international preliminary examination procedures and suggestions as to how best use the PCT system.

Deal structuring: negotiating IP terms in development agreements

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/TISC/2023/5
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • A series of “Ask the Expert” sessions has been organized through the eTISC social platform since 2016, providing eTISC members with the opportunity to interact with experts on topics related to TISC services, including patent documentation, patent search, patent analytics, technology transfer, IPR management and most recently, life sciences and IP. A dedicated page is created in eTISC for each “Ask the Expert” session, with information on the expert designated by WIPO for the session and on which eTISC members can post questions to the expert for a limited period of time, to which the expert provides a response based on their personal experience and perspectives.

Regional Webinar on the Marrakesh Treaty

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/TDC/2023/4
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • To discuss and better understand the key aspects of the Marrakesh Treaty, its impact on international and national legislation, and the issues of intellectual property rights protection.

International Application and International Search

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PCT/2023/21
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will introduce the overall cycle of a PCT application (international publication) and international search procedures. Attendees will discover that PCT is a simple and easy-to-use system.

Advanced seminar on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

  • WIPO/PCT/ADV/GE/23
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • To register, please send an e-mail to: pct.training@wipo.int||The seminar will provide an update on PCT developments (including ePCT) and a detailed discussions about issues concerning both the international and the national phase of the PCT procedure. The event will also provide an opportunity to share experiences with other PCT users and learn from WIPO’s PCT experts, as well as experts from the European Patent Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.||Day-one of the seminar will be offered in a hybrid format welcoming attendees both in-person and virtually, while in the morning of day-two we will offer hands-on workshops and clinics for those participating in-person. An optional guided visit to the PCT Operations Department will also be part of the activities on day-two.

Overview and benefits of the PCT

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PCT/2023/20
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will provide an overview of the PCT, including the significance of obtaining patent rights in a foreign country and the benefits of the PCT. The attendees will gain a better understanding of the importance of filing patent applications in foreign countries, as well as the options available when filing foreign applications.

High-Level Dialogue on Indigenous Peoples, Traditional Cultural Expressions and Fashion

  • WIPO/HL/IPTK/GE/23
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The High-Level Dialogue will provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of best practices, with the aim of connecting people, increasing mutual understanding, building relationships and exploring forward-looking ways to facilitate collaborations between Indigenous Peoples and fashion companies. There will be no formal outcomes.||Representatives of Indigenous Peoples from around the world will share their perspectives on the role, significance and importance of their traditional clothing, designs, symbols and patterns.||Fashion companies will share their experiences, initiatives and best practices related to the ethical and fair use of traditional cultural expressions in fashion, and describe their experiences and lessons learned from collaborating with Indigenous communities.

Inventing in Collaboration: The Allocation of Patent Ownership in R&D Partnerships

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/TISC/2023/4
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • A series of “Ask the Expert” sessions has been organized through the eTISC social platform since 2016, providing eTISC members with the opportunity to interact with experts on topics related to TISC services, including patent documentation, patent search, patent analytics, technology transfer, IPR management and most recently, life sciences and IP. A dedicated page is created in eTISC for each “Ask the Expert” session, with information on the expert designated by WIPO for the session and on which eTISC members can post questions to the expert for a limited period of time, to which the expert provides a response based on their personal experience and perspectives.

Asset Forfeiture in IP Criminal Proceedings

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2023/9
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • In the context of IP enforcement, asset forfeiture is an important legal tool used to deprive criminals of the equipment and material used to produce counterfeit and pirated goods, as well as the proceeds derived from such unlawful activities. It is also designed to dismantle the financial infrastructure of criminal organizations and recover assets that may be repurposed to compensate victims and carry out additional law enforcement activities. In this session, we will explore the nuances of asset forfeiture in IP criminal proceedings and how it can contribute to the fight against counterfeiting and piracy.

What's new for applicants in ePCT 4.12

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PCT/2023/17
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • In this session you will be guided through the new features implemented into this latest version of ePCT.||Our panelists will answer questions received via the Q&A feature and we will take time at the end to answer some of them live.||The Webinar is free of charge and will be recorded and posted in PCT Webinars web page https://www.wipo.int/pct/en/seminar/webinars/index.html together with the power point presentation and Q&A report.||Another session with the same topic and content will take place on October 10, 2023 to cover different Time Zones. Registration is also available on PCT Webinars web page.

What's new for applicants in ePCT 4.12

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PCT/2023/16
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • In this session you will be guided through the new features implemented into this latest version of ePCT.||Our panelists will answer questions received via the Q&A feature and we will take time at the end to answer some of them live.||The Webinar is free of charge and will be recorded and posted in PCT Webinars web page https://www.wipo.int/pct/en/seminar/webinars/index.html together with the power point presentation and Q&A report.||Another session with the same topic and content will take place on October 10, 2023 to cover different Time Zones. Registration is also available on PCT Webinars web page.

ICMP – Global music publishers’ perspective on copyright infrastructure

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2023/10
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) represents national trade associations, companies and multinational music organizations worldwide. In this webinar, ICMP will present the music publishers’ perspective, focusing on metadata systems to ensure digital music usage is recognized, facilitating payment for creators, while shining a light on how these tools are applied by music publishers, and what the infrastructure-related challenges are.

Case studies for patenting and disclosure requirements of healthcare innovations

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/TISC/2023/3
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • A series of “Ask the Expert” sessions has been organized through the eTISC social platform since 2016, providing eTISC members with the opportunity to interact with experts on topics related to TISC services, including patent documentation, patent search, patent analytics, technology transfer, IPR management and most recently, life sciences and IP. A dedicated page is created in eTISC for each “Ask the Expert” session, with information on the expert designated by WIPO for the session and on which eTISC members can post questions to the expert for a limited period of time, to which the expert provides a response based on their personal experience and perspectives.

Online Advertising and Piracy

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2023/8
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar explores WIPO ALERT, an international initiative that facilitates a public-private partnership between copyright enforcement authorities and the advertising industry to combat online piracy.||Advertisers often rely on automated systems to place their advertisements on websites, and in this process, ads are sometimes placed on websites that offer copyright-infringing content. Legitimate advertisers inadvertently end up contributing to the revenue of these illegal websites. Since its launch in 2019, WIPO ALERT offers a secure platform through which national agencies share lists of copyright-infringing websites with the advertising sector for the purpose of preventing the placement of legitimate advertising on such websites and to reduce the flow of revenue to those sites (a “follow-the-money” approach). By using the WIPO ALERT database, advertisers can ensure that their ads do not end up on pirate websites, safeguarding their brand reputation.||This webinar is organized with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea.

PATENTSCOPE: practical session 4

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PATENTSCOPE/2023/23
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • 4 sessions over the summer|Session 1: Introduction and Easy Exercises|Session 2: Intermediate Level Exercises|Session 3: Advanced Level Exercises|Session 4: Diverse Mix of Exercises

Roundtable on Music, Copyright, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/GRTKF/2023/2
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Roundtable on Music, Copyright, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions. As part of the DRIVE – Creative Industries, the driving force of the Pacific – Project on Copyright, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions for Pacific Countries. The Roundtable will provide a forum for dynamic discussions targeted at the creative industries’ ecosystems. It will serve to build and nurture strategic connections with all the key stakeholders in the region. Open to creators and creative entrepreneurs, including women and youth, government officials, Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLCs), creative Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and other actors related to the creative industries from Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

PATENTSCOPE: practical session 4

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PATENTSCOPE/2023/22
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • 4 sessions over the summer|Session 1: Introduction and Easy Exercises|Session 2: Intermediate Level Exercises|Session 3: Advanced Level Exercises|Session 4: Diverse Mix of Exercises

PATENTSCOPE: practical session 3

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PATENTSCOPE/2023/21
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • 4 sessions over the summer:|Session 1: Introduction and Easy Exercises|Session 2: Intermediate Level Exercises|Session 3: Advanced Level Exercises|Session 4: Diverse Mix of Exercises

PATENTSCOPE: practical session 3

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PATENTSCOPE/2023/20
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • 4 sessions over the summer:||Session 1: Introduction and Easy Exercises|Session 2: Intermediate Level Exercises|Session 3: Advanced Level Exercises|Session 4: Diverse Mix of Exercises

Joint WIPO – ITC – Sidley Austin LLP International Youth Day 2023 Webinar

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/GSPC/2023/1
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Joint WIPO – ITC – Sidley Austin LLP International Youth Day (IYD) 2023 Webinar. The global theme of IYD is Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World. The purpose of this campaign is to observe the UN recognized, International Day of Youth, and to recognize young people who are actively contributing to building a sustainable future through green technologies

Patenting and disclosure requirements of healthcare innovations

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/TISC/2023/2
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • A series of “Ask the Expert” sessions has been organized through the eTISC social platform since 2016, providing eTISC members with the opportunity to interact with experts on topics related to TISC services, including patent documentation, patent search, patent analytics, technology transfer, IPR management and most recently, life sciences and IP. A dedicated page is created in eTISC for each “Ask the Expert” session, with information on the expert designated by WIPO for the session and on which eTISC members can post questions to the expert for a limited period of time, to which the expert provides a response based on their personal experience and perspectives.

PATENTSCOPE: practical session 2

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PATENTSCOPE/2023/19
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • 4 sessions over the summer:|Session 1: Introduction and Easy Exercises|Session 2: Intermediate Level Exercises|Session 3: Advanced Level Exercises|Session 4: Diverse Mix of Exercises

PATENTSCOPE: practical session 2

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PATENTSCOPE/2023/18
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Series of 4 sessions over the summer|Session 1: - Introduction and Easy Exercises|Session 2: - Intermediate Level Exercises|Session 3: - Advanced Level Exercises|Session 4: - Diverse Mix of Exercises

Online Piracy and Cybercrimes

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2023/7
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • There is undoubtedly a clear nexus between online piracy and malware distribution. For example, pirate websites and apps frequently serve as a delivery mechanism for malware by enticing unsuspecting users to download and install the infected files on their devices. These malware infections can lead to a range of disastrous outcomes, including data breaches, identity theft, and fraud. Understanding the relationship between online piracy, malware, and cybercrimes is crucial in developing effective strategies to combat online piracy and protect against cybercrimes.

PATENTSCOPE: practical session 1

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PATENTSCOPE/2023/17
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Series of 4 sessions over the summer|Session 1: - Introduction and Easy Exercises|Session 2: - Intermediate Level Exercises|Session 3: - Advanced Level Exercises|Session 4: - Diverse Mix of Exercises

PATENTSCOPE: Practical Session 1

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PATENTSCOPE/2023/16
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Series of 4 sessions over the summer|Session 1: - Introduction and Easy Exercises|Session 2: - Intermediate Level Exercises|Session 3: - Advanced Level Exercises|Session 4: - Diverse Mix of Exercises

Pathway to Licensing Patents: A Step by Step Overview of Agreements

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/TISC/2023/1
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • A series of “Ask the Expert” sessions has been organized through the eTISC social platform since 2016, providing eTISC members with the opportunity to interact with experts on topics related to TISC services, including patent documentation, patent search, patent analytics, technology transfer, IPR management and most recently, life sciences and IP. A dedicated page is created in eTISC for each “Ask the Expert” session, with information on the expert designated by WIPO for the session and on which eTISC members can post questions to the expert for a limited period of time, to which the expert provides a response based on their personal experience and perspectives.

The BMAT OS and SoundSys: building the future of the music industry

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2023/9
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar features BMAT's vision for a data-centric, industry-wide set of tools that empowers broadcasters, labels, and CMOs on their mission of distributing revenue to the rights holders in a transparent and accurate way, making sure the rights holders get paid. The webinar also presents SoundSys, a shared distribution system of sound recording performance rights revenue around the world, developed by BMAT and IFPI (International Federation of Phonogram and Videogram Producers), featuring MRSS, a Singaporean music licensing company, a user of SoundSys.

Combating Counterfeit Medicines

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2023/6
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Counterfeit medicines not only infringe IP rights, including trademarks and patents, but also pose grave threats to public health, endangering the lives of patients globally. In this session, we will examine the impact that counterfeit medicines have on public health, as well as on the pharmaceutical industry, which is one of the most innovative and research-intensive sectors. Furthermore, we will explore collaborative international efforts, namely Operation Pangea led by INTERPOL, aimed at combating the global production, distribution, and sale of counterfeit medicines.

WIPO API Day 2023

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/STANDARDS/API/2023/1
  • Geneva, Switzerland

Copyright Infringement Issues in the Metaverse

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2023/5
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This session delves into the complex copyright infringement issues that are prevalent in the metaverse. These may include unauthorized copying and distribution of digital content, creation of derivative works, and unauthorized use of copyrighted material in the online environment.||We will also explore some of the challenges that arise when it comes to enforcing copyright in the metaverse, including the localization of copyright infringement. We will provide an overview of the principles and rules governing the localization of copyright infringement in cross-border situations and examine their applicability in the metaverse.||This webinar is organized with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea.

Respect for Women in IP

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2023/4
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The tenth session of the Respect for IP Webinar series celebrates and amplifies World IP Day 2023 – Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity – by featuring a panel discussion with three distinguished women who have not only built successful careers in IP enforcement, but are making a meaningful difference in the fight against IP crime.||The panelists will share their experiences working in IP enforcement, with a particular emphasis on various challenges and practical advice on how to overcome these challenges.||Organized in collaboration with the Illicit Goods and Global Health Programme of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) and the IPR, Health and Safety Programme of the World Customs Organization (WCO).

Project Nexus: A data matching project of PRS for Music

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2023/6
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will feature “Project Nexus”, a data matching project implemented by the PRS for Music (the UK), a music CMO managing performing rights. The project aims to put the power of data back in the hands of creators, providing accuracy and transparency throughout the royalty chain and ensuring songwriters get the credit they are due.

Roundtable on Arts Festivals, Copyright, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/GRTKF/2023/1
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Roundtable on Arts Festivals, Copyright, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions. As part of the DRIVE – Creative Industries, the driving force of the Pacific – Project on Copyright, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions for Pacific Countries. The Roundtable will provide a forum for dynamic discussions targeted at the creative industries’ ecosystems. It will serve to build and nurture strategic connections with all the key stakeholders in the region. Open to creators and creative entrepreneurs, including women and youth, government officials, Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLCs), creative Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and other actors related to the creative industries from Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Intellectual Property Enforcement as a Tool for Sustainable Development

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2023/3
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • IP is a critical incentive for innovation and creativity, which are key to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Appropriate IP policies, an effective legal framework, robust enforcement mechanisms are crucial elements of the innovation ecosystem that enable a nation to achieve these goals.||In this session, we will discuss IP enforcement as a tool for sustainable development, focusing on SDGs relating to health, industrial innovation, well-functioning infrastructure, reduced inequalities and justice. We will look into how a sustainable society can only be achieved through extensive and effective use of the IP system.

WIPO Connect, Identifiers and Metadata

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2023/4
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will present WIPO Connect, which is an IT solution, developed and offered by WIPO, aimed at facilitating the collective management of copyright and related rights, and including a local and a central module. WIPO Connect addresses a key concern of CMOs which is the correct management of the vast amounts of data and information that they collect about their members, their works and other creative contributions, and the webinar will also feature identifiers and metadata used in WIPO Connect.

The Role of the Domain Name System in Online Copyright Enforcement

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2023/2
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • In this session, the co-authors of the WIPO-commissioned study on “The Role of the Domain Name System and its Operators in Online Copyright Enforcement” will examine the various operators of the domain name system (DNS) and the responsibility of such operators and service providers with respect to online copyright enforcement. We will look at the several regulatory regimes applicable to DNS service providers, as well as how different national laws have addressed online copyright infringement by requiring DNS providers to suspend domain names. The session will also explore actions DNS providers can undertake to discourage online copyright infringement.

Trademark Enforcement Issues in the Metaverse

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2023/1
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The metaverse enables us to participate through avatars in a range of virtual activities such as football matches, music concerts and fashion shows, many of which involve trademarks. Some trademark holders have already sought trademark registration to prevent the unauthorized use of their marks in the metaverse. Nevertheless, goods bearing counterfeit trademarks are openly traded and used in the metaverse via Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). The NFT market is already flooded with counterfeits, leaving both trademark owners and NFT consumers confused and discontent. Some are calling for large NFT markets to better police their operations through voluntary best practices.||This webinar looks at the trade of virtual goods bearing counterfeit trademarks in the metaverse, the main trademark disputes that have arisen in the framework of the metaverse so far and the solutions that have been identified to effectively enforce trademarks in this fast-developing virtual space.

The Role of Accurate Metadata Allocation and Proper Reporting in the European Music Streaming Market

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2023/1
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will feature the European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers (GESAC)’s perspective as regards the current music streaming market and the role of metadata allocation and proper reporting for rights management, as one of the three main issues for authors and composers, as identified in the “Study on the place and role of authors and composers in the European music streaming market”, recently commissioned and published by GESAC.

Cutting-edge Initiatives in the Private Sector to Improve Data Management (2)

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/21
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The webinar will feature initiatives of private companies using cutting-edge technologies to improve data management.||Imprimo is a Web3 double-sided platform for the visual arts that enables discovery through social connections while increasing transparency and trust across the art supply chain.|Further innovation in copyright infrastructure will be presented by UREEQA, which provides a secure, proprietary, blockchain enabled platform to help any creator to protect, manage, and monetize their works worldwide.||In the digital era, more new music is created and released worldwide than ever before, and this has created a rapidly expanding group of new creators who do not always fit the existing structures of the industry. This was the motivation for Family In Music, which will present its services, including MgNTa, a new identifier in the music industry to support and empower the new generation of creators.

Civil Remedies for Trade Secret Misappropriation

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2022/6
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • In this session, we will be discussing civil remedies available for trade secret misappropriation. Given that the value of a trade secret disappears or diminishes significantly through misappropriation, civil remedies are crucial. This webinar will lay out the different stages of a civil proceeding, focusing on the different enforcement strategies that the owner of a trade secret can take to prevent misappropriation and to receive appropriate compensation for damages suffered. The session will also address enforcement challenges that are unique to trade secret litigation, as well as strategies for preventing misappropriation.

Accessibility Metadata: A panel discussion organized by the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC)

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/20
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The objective of this webinar is to shed light on accessibility metadata. The publishing industry embeds accessibility metadata in e-books and other online publications to describe the features that facilitate the reading experience for people who are blind, have low vision or are otherwise print disabled. Four speakers will share their perspectives on how accessibility is being defined in international e-publishing standards, how metadata is embedded in publications, how libraries are using metadata to improve service to their users that are print disabled, and how these readers benefit from accessibility metadata.

Webinar: How to Pay Fees of the Madrid System

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/MADRID/2022/31
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • In this webinar – designed for all user levels – our WIPO Finance and Madrid System experts will explain how to pay fees when filing an international trademark application using the Madrid System. We will take a closer look at the different types of fees related to filing international trademark applications, and guide you through the payment options that are available – including making payments online through eMadrid with a Current Account at WIPO, credit card and more. You will be able to interact directly with our experts to get answers to any questions you may have at the end of the presentation.

Update from the UK IPO on metadata management in the music industry

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/18
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will provide an overview of the UKIPO’s ongoing work on music streaming metadata. This forms part of the UK Government’s work aimed at improving the music streaming ecosystem for creators. This presentation will include an overview of the background for this work, industry metadata issues and potential solutions in this space.

Copyright Infringement in the Video Game Industry

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2022/5
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • In this session, the authors of the WIPO-commissioned study on “Copyright Infringement in the Video Game Industry” will discuss the variety of threats faced by video game developers from potential copyright infringement, especially when the video game is commercially successful. These threats can originate from competitors, players and third parties in general, intending to use the work without authorization or beyond the terms of the license. Some threats are similar to those in other creative industries, such as piracy, but others are specific and often unique to video games (e.g., key and account selling). This webinar is organized with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea.

The International Documentation on Audiovisual works (IDA) and rights data management in the audiovisual sector

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/17
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will present rights data management in the audiovisual sector, including the International Documentation on Audiovisual works (IDA). IDA index is an international centralized database facilitating the identification of audiovisual works and rights holders. The purpose of IDA is to simplify the identification of audiovisual works on an internationally integrated basis and improve cross-border information exchanges by a local member CMO. IDA is a tool developed by the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), and managed by one of the CISAC member French CMOs, Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD).

Modifications et rectification d'erreurs évidentes

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PCT/2022/33
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Que peut-on faire si les résultats de la recherche internationale ne sont pas aussi positifs que l’on avait espéré ?|Quelles options existent pour modifier la demande internationale ?|Y a-t-il des moyens plus simples de rectifier une erreur mineure dans la demande ?|Ce webinaire traitera de la présentation de modifications en vertu de PCT et de la rectification d’erreurs évidentes.

Cutting-edge Initiatives in the Private Sector to Improve Data Management

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/16
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will feature a brief introduction to initiatives of two private companies to improve data management with cutting-edge technologies. Verfi Media (USA) will present their data management services, including the Verifi Rights Data Alliance, which will streamline information collaboration for music catalogs throughout the digital value chain. Startbahn (Japan), will present Startrail, the blockchain infrastructure that assures the reliability, authenticity and traceability of artworks by issuing NFTs for both physical and digital works.

国内段階への移行

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PCT/2022/32
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • PCT国際出願は、最終的に国内段階に移行して各国での権利の取得をめざすことになります。このウェビナーでは、国内段階移行の際に必要な準備、要件、移行期間を徒過した時の救済、翻訳文などに関するプラクティスを、WIPO国際事務局PCT法務部のリーガルオフィサーがお伝えいたします。

Stream Ripping and Music Piracy

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2022/4
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will introduce stream ripping (the obtaining of a permanent copy of a content that is streamed online) and its relationship with music piracy. The session will address how stream ripping infringes copyright and the economic impact it causes to the recorded music industry. Furthermore, we will explore how courts have ruled on copyright infringement in cases involving stream ripping and have awarded damages. This webinar is organized with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea.

Änderungen und Berichtigung offensichtlicher Fehler

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PCT/2022/28
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Was tun, wenn der internationale Recherchenbericht nicht so positiv ausfällt wie erhofft? Kann die Anmeldung geändert oder ein Fehler berichtigt werden? In diesem Webinar geht es um die Einreichung von Änderungen und Berichtigung offenkundiger Fehler.

The Global Digital Service Data Exchange Project by a group of Asian Collective Management Organizations (CMOs)

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/14
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The webinar features the Global Digital Service Data Exchange Project, an initiative of several Asian CMOs operating in the music field. The objective is to develop a solution and workflow that enables easy and efficient data exchange processes with increased speed and frequency by cross referencing the musical work codes and digital service providers’ asset identifiers, so that each CMO may receive full and accurate payment for all their repertoire used on global digital services in foreign countries.

The Role of Border Measures in IP Enforcement

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2022/3
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will address the role of customs authorities and border measures in the effective enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRs). IPR infringing goods, and especially counterfeit trademark and pirated copyright goods, harm the economy of the country of destination and threaten the health, security and safety of its population. The detection of IPR infringing goods originating from abroad, and suspending their release into free circulation at the point of entry is therefore crucial. The session will also present IP border enforcement from an international perspective, specifically focusing on international cooperation among customs authorities.

Camcording and Copyright Enforcement Challenges

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2022/2
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will introduce camcording, the unauthorized recording of cinematographic works, and explain its relationship with film piracy. It will provide an overview of the applicable legal framework and identify the evolving practice of camcording and the different efforts made to detect this activity. Good practices and challenges in combating camcording will also be addressed. This webinar is organized with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea.

The Mechanical Licensing Collective

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/12
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will feature the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC), a non-profit Collective Management Organization (CMO) designated by the U.S. Copyright Office, and discuss how the MLC is addressing questions related to metadata. The MLC is administering blanket mechanical licenses to eligible streaming and download services in the United States, and has built a publicly accessible musical works database, as well as a portal that creators and music publishers can use to submit and maintain their musical works data.

Rights Data and Identifiers for Audiovisual Works

WIPO Webinar: An Introduction to Online Piracy

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2022/1
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will provide a brief overview of online piracy and the legal challenges it presents and showcase some of the digital technologies that enforcement authorities have developed to detect this illegal activity. It is being organized with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea.

Quansic and Its Matching Services

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/10
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will feature a perspective from Quansic, which offers metadata matching services further to requirements from platforms and other industry stakeholders. Quansic has developed artist data matching techniques and curates and enhances the data set of performers and songwriters.||Quansic - ISNI matching services

The International Standard Content Code (ISCC)

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/9
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will feature the International Standard Content Code (ISCC). The ISCC is an open and decentralized digital media identifier for multiple generic media-types (text, image, audio, video), designed for blockchain-based registration.||ISCC - Content Codes

CAPASSO: Online Rights Management and the Pan-African Digital Licensing Hub

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/8
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will feature CAPASSO, a Collective Management Organization (CMO) and Digital Rights Licensing Agency from South Africa. CAPASSO collects and distributes royalties to its members (music publishers and composers), based on metadata and digital rights management information, and created a Pan-African Digital Licensing Hub, encompassing several CMOs on the African continent.||CAPASSO

Rights Data and Identifiers in the Text Publishing Industry

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/7
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The objective of this webinar is to provide a high-level overview of the deployment of identifiers and technical standards in the global publishing value and supply chains related to copyright data, and discuss where these areas might need further development as regards the digital infrastructure and related metadata.||AIE - Associazione Italiana Editori|International Publishers Association

Brazil’s One-stop Shop Solution for Collectively Managed Music Usage Fees

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/5
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar aims at presenting Brazil’s one-stop shop solution for collectively managed usage fees, with a focus on the technical solutions, identifiers and standards used by ECAD, the umbrella Collective Management Organization (CMO) from Brazil.|https://www4.ecad.org.br/|March 16, 2022|March 16, 2022 Virtual (English)|13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

Rights Data and Identifiers for Visual Artists

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/4
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The objective of this webinar is to provide an overview of the current deployment of identifiers and technical standards for visual artists, including the Automated Image Recognition (AIR) project for graphic, visual and photographic arts.|https://www.evartists.org/|March 2, 2022 Virtual (English)|13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

ISNI: Numbering public names for the creative industries

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/3
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar features ISNI (the International Standard Name Identifier). ISNI is the ISO certified global standard number for identifying contributors to creative works and those active in their distribution, including researchers, inventors, writers, artists, visual creators, performers, producers, publishers, aggregators, and more. As ISO 27729, it is part of a family of international standard identifiers that includes identifiers of works, recordings, products and rights holders in all repertoires.|https://isni.org/|February 16, 2022 Virtual (English)|13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

Rights Data and Identifiers for Musical Works and Rights Holders

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/2
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar discusses the rights data and identifiers for musical works and rights holders. This includes, in particular, the International Standard Work Code (ISWC; ISO 15707:2001), which was designed as a system of assigning a globally unique identifier code to musical works and is made available via the ISWC-Network, a public portal made available by CISAC to facilitate the search of works and their allocated ISWCs in accordance with the ISWC standard. The webinar also features the International Party Identifier (IPI), administered by the Swiss CMO SUISA, aiming at the global unique identification of a rights holder acting across multiple creation classes, assuming different roles, and owning all rights.|https://www.cisac.org/ https://www.suisa.ch/|February 2, 2022 Virtual (English)|13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

Rights data and identifiers for performers

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/1
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The objective of this webinar is to provide a high-level overview of rights data and identifiers for performers, presented by the Societies’ Council for the Collective Management of Performers’ Rights (SCAPR). This includes the International Performers Database (IPD), which aims at identifying individual performers in sound recordings and audio-visual works through a unique identifier (IPN), as well as the VRDB system, which provides a centralized system to enable members to more efficiently and accurately identify recordings and works and exchange the performers’ information necessary to properly run distributions locally.|https://www.scapr.org/|January 19, 2022 Virtual (English)|13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

DDEX and standard-setting related to the digital music value chain

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2021/4
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar features DDEX. DDEX is a standards-setting organization focused on the creation of digital value chain standards to make the exchange of data and information across the music industry more efficient, in particular in the digital era.|https://ddex.net/|December 15, 2021 Virtual (English)|13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

Identifiers, metadata and IT solutions for sound recordings

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2021/3
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The objective of this webinar is to provide a high-level overview of identifiers, metadata and IT solutions developed for sound recordings, and features the International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI) and the International Standard Recording Code (ISRC). The ISRC enables sound recordings and music videos to be uniquely and permanently identified.|https://www.ifpi.org/|December 1, 2021 Virtual (English)|13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

A European Perspective on Copyright Infrastructure

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2021/2
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar will present a European perspective on copyright infrastructure, based on the studies and projects conducted by the European Commission and the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture with respect to metadata, identifiers and technical standards in the creative value and supply chains.|https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en/library/study-copyright-and-new-technologies|https://okm.fi/en/project?tunnus=OKM020:00/2020|November 17, 2021 Virtual (English)|13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

ePCT Actions

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PCT/2021/34
  • Geneva, Switzerland

ePCT Actions

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PCT/2021/33
  • Geneva, Switzerland

WHO, WIPO, WTO Workshop on Innovation in, and Access to, COVID-19 Technologies - Virtual

  • WIPO-WHO-WTO/GC/COVID-19/21
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Directors General of the WHO, WIPO and the WTO agreed, within the existing collaboration framework, to organize practical capacity-building workshops at the technical level to enhance the flow of updated information on current developments in the pandemic and responses to achieve equitable access to COVID-19 health technologies. The aim of these workshops is to strengthen the capacity of policymakers and experts in member governments to address the pandemic accordingly.||The first in the series of workshops, scheduled for September 27, 2021, will address technology transfer and licensing. It will convey information to enhance knowledge and understanding of how IP, know-how and technology transfer work in practice, not only vis-à-vis medical technologies but also for related products and services.||Participation is open to representatives of members of WHO, WIPO and WTO and WTO accession candidates. Online registration is mandatory by September 26, 2021. The workshop will be held in English only; no interpretation will be available.

High-Level Regional Webinar for the Latin America IP Community: Spanish interpretation

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PCT/2021/25
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), United Kingdom, with the cooperation of The Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom (UK IPO) and the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI)

Webinar on Emerging Assistive Technology for Self-care - What is around the corner?

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/WITT/2021/3
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Following the publication of WIPO Technology Trends on Assistive Technology and based on its findings, the World Intellectual Property Organization is co-organizing with the Association for the advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE), with the support of the Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organizations (GAATO) a series of online seminars on emerging assistive technologies in the field of communication (April 16), cognition (April 23) and self-care (April 30).|Note: Live captioning will be offered

Webinar on Emerging Assistive Technology for Cognition - What is around the corner?

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/WITT/2021/2
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Following the publication of WIPO Technology Trends on Assistive Technology and based on its findings, the World Intellectual Property Organization is co-organizing with the Association for the advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE), with the support of the Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organizations (GAATO) a series of online seminars on emerging assistive technologies in the field of communication (April 16), cognition (April 23) and self-care (April 30).|Note: Live captioning will be offered

Webinar on Emerging Assistive Technology for Communication - What is around the corner?

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/WITT/2021/1
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Following the publication of WIPO Technology Trends on Assistive Technology and based on its findings, the World Intellectual Property Organization is co-organizing with the Association for the advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE), with the support of the Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organizations (GAATO) a series of online seminars on emerging assistive technologies in the field of communication (April 16), cognition (April 23) and self-care (April 30).|Note: Live captioning will be offered

WIPO and Frankfurter Buchmesse present: An international outlook on publishing, creative content and IP

  • WIPO/FBF/2020
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • WIPO and Frankfurter Buchmesse present the first in a series of collaborative events to offer background and insights into publishing, creative content and IP across the globe. This three-part session will open with a statement from WIPO Director General, Daren Tang. The event will continue with a presentation of key findings from the Global Publishing Industry report that offers a window into the patterns and trends underlying global publishing activity. The global report covers three market segments: retail; educational; and scholarly, academic and scientific publishing. Key indicators covered include net publishing industry revenue from sales and licensing, the number of titles published and sold, the number of publishers, and employment in the industry. The session will conclude with a presentation of new research from the Creative Economy Notes series by WIPO on the re-use of comic characters across the book, movie and video game publishing industries.

Innovating for the Future of Energy

  • WIPO/INN/GE/18
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • WIPO and the Centre for International Environmental Studies at the Graduate Institute present The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018, and welcome you to a panel discussion on the future of energy innovation.

WIPO Re:Search: Collaborative Innovation for Health

  • WIPO/IP/GE/4/18
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Join WIPO Re:Search for a lively panel discussion followed by a presentation of the new WIPO Re:Search Resource Platform – an interactive tool that facilitates information sharing for medical research. You will hear first-hand from panelists representing academia, government and industry about how WIPO collaborates with partners to advance research and development (R&D) for malaria. You will also learn about recent capacity building successes made possible through the WIPO Re:Search Fellowship Program.

Webinar: Intellectual Property: Tourism and Cultural Heritage

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/IP/2018/1
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This webinar, co-organized by WIPO, European IPR Helpdesk and EUROPETOUR explored the importance of certain intellectual property tools and strategies in the development of tourism industries.

Innovate 4 water - A matchmaking forum for sustainable development.

  • WIPO/INN/H2O/GE/17
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The first part of the event will be dedicated to business matching. Entrepreneurs with innovative water technologies or business models will be pitching to prospective investors, including cleantech venture capitalists, private equity and corporate investors. | |The last day of the event will be an open forum organized by WIPO GREEN, at which NGOs, IGOs, companies and foundations will describe their water technology needs to start-ups, other providers and financiers. It will also include high level panel discussions.

Director General's Meeting with NGOs

  • WIPO/NGOS/GE/17
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is inviting accredited Non-Governmental Organizations to a meeting to be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m., in Room B in the Main Building. | |Launched as an initiative to provide a forum for an exchange of views on the international intellectual property system generally and the work of WIPO specifically, the meeting will offer an opportunity for a direct dialogue with Director General on the priorities and objectives of WIPO in 2017, as well as a reflection of the achievements of 2016. | |Participants are requested to confirm attendance by email by February 17, 2017, to meeting.ngo@wipo.int. In addition, participants may also identify in advance any specific topics for discussion.

WIPO, WHO, WTO Joint Technical Symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance: How to Foster Innovation, Access and Appropriate Use of Antibiotics?

  • WIPO-WHO-WTO/IP/GE/16
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • WIPO New Conference Hall (start time 9.30 a.m.)
    Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most pressing challenges for humanity. It affects all areas of health, involves many sectors and has an impact on the whole of society. Increasing resistance threatens to roll back the achievements of modern medicine as many medicinal procedures rely on effective antibiotics. Antibiotics, more than other medicines, can be considered a public good for which society has a collective responsibility. The Symposium will offer a forum to exchange views and experiences, to achieve a better understanding of the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance and to envisage possible ways forward.

United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) 2016 - Evaluation Week

  • WIPO/UNEG/16
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • EPE – Monday and Tuesday morning – Room A |HLE – Tuesday afternoon – Room A |AGM open session – Wednesday and Thursday – Room NB 0.107 |AGM closed session – Friday – Room NB 0.107

Director General's Meeting with NGOs

  • WIPO/NGOS/GE/15
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is inviting accredited Non-Governmental Organizations to a meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, from 15.00 to 16.30, in Room NB 0.107 in the new WIPO building. | |Launched as an annual initiative to provide a forum for an exchange of views on the international intellectual property system generally and the work of WIPO specifically, the meeting will offer an opportunity for a direct dialogue with the Director General on the priorities and objectives of WIPO in 2015, as well as a reflection of the achievements of 2014. | The meeting will be in English.| For more information, participants may send questions to meeting.ngo@wipo.int.

Webinar: CLIR

  • WIPO/WEBINAR/PATENTSCOPE/2015/05
  • Geneva, Switzerland

WIPO-ILA Seminar on IP and Private International Law

  • WIPO-ILA/IP/GE/15
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Seminar is open to the public, and there is no registration fee. Attendees are requested to register online and bring a photo ID. The language of the Seminar will be English. The Seminar will take place in Room A, WIPO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland.

WIPO Special Seminar: Does Intellectual Property Have Gender ?

  • WIPO/IP/SEM/GE/14
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Over the past several decades, gender studies has influenced numerous areas of law, including criminal law, family law, human rights, employment law, tax, and business law. Only recently has research begun to investigate how gender insights that have helped shape modern legal doctrine in other areas can be applied to intellectual property. | |On Wednesday December 3 at WIPO Headquarters, Professor Burk discussed the most recent empirical research on gender issues in intellectual property law, as well as potential ways forward to help ensure equitable systems of promoting innovation and creativity.

Book presentation: “Why Global Development is Succeeding”

  • WIPO/ECON/DEV/GE/14
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The prevailing picture of the developing world is one of hardship and even despair. But is such an image still accurate? In his riveting new book, economist and global development expert Charles Kenny argues that successes and progress are much more widespread than many of us believe. And understanding this positive transformation is the key to achieving even more. | |Join Mr. Kenny at WIPO (Room AB 13.1) on March 26 at 13:30, when he will present findings from this book – as well as from another of his books “The Upside of Down: Why the Rise of the Rest is Good for the West” – and take questions from the audience.

Director General's Meeting with NGOs

  • WIPO/NGOS/GE/14
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is inviting accredited Non-Governmental Organizations to a meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from 15.00 to 16.30, in Room NB 0.107 in the new WIPO building. | |Launched as an annual initiative to provide a forum for an exchange of views on the international intellectual property system generally and the work of WIPO specifically, the meeting will offer an opportunity for a direct dialogue with the Director General on the priorities and objectives of WIPO in 2014, as well as a reflection of the achievements of 2013. | |For more information, participants may send questions to Meeting.ngo@wipo.int.

WIPO Conference on Open Innovation: Collaborative Projects and the Future of Knowledge

  • WIPO/INN/GE/14
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This Global Conference featured 17 High-Level Speakers from developed and developing countries as well as roundtable discussions on open innovation. Its objective was to exchange best practices on open collaborative projects for public ventures as well as private firms in various industries and fields of interest. It drew on the experience of global experts in the area of open innovation in academia and industry (including the film industry) and provided key issues to consider when implementing the concepts of open innovation as well as tools for launching open collaborations in the developing world. The event also provided power-networking platforms with leading figures such as Rem Koolhaas, Richard Wilder, H.E. Nsengimana and H.E. Brahmachari for the exchange of experiences on open collaborations.

Working Group on the Legal Development of the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks: Eleventh Session

  • MM/LD/WG/11
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Change of Time: Please note that, due to logistical reasons, the eleventh session of the Working Group for the Legal Development of the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks will commence on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 3 p.m., in Room A of the AB Building. All participants in the Working Group are kindly invited to a presentation on the Update on Madrid IT Tools that will be given in Room 13.1, on the 13th floor, AB Building, on Wednesday, October 30, as from 10 a.m.

Roundtable Discussion with Mr. Yigal Erlich, Founder and Managing Partner, The YOZMA Group, Israel

  • WIPO/RT/GE/13
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Mr. Erlich is the founding father of the Israel venture capital industry and one of the most prominent figures in the Israel high-tech arena in the past 15 years. He also founded the Technology Incubator Program that led to the creation of 24 incubation centers throughout Israel.
    The Roundtable is free of charge and open to the public. It will be held at the headquarters of WIPO from 16.00 to 17.30, in NB Conference Room 3. The working language will be English.

Director General's Meeting with NGOs

  • WIPO/NGOS/GE/13
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is inviting accredited Non-Governmental Organizations to a meeting to be held on Thursday, February 7, 2013, from 15.00 to 16.30, in Room NB Conference 0.107 in the new WIPO building. |Launched as an initiative to provide a forum for an exchange of views on the international intellectual property system generally and the work of WIPO specifically, the meeting will offer an opportunity for a direct dialogue with the Director General on the priorities and objectives of WIPO in 2013, as well as a reflection of the achievements of 2012. Participants are requested to confirm attendance by email by January 31, 2013 to meeting.ngo@wipo.int . In addition, participants may also identify in advance any specific topics recommended for discussion.

HR Briefings

  • HR BRIEFINGS (30/11/12)
  • Geneva, Switzerland

WIPO Workshop for Mediators in Intellectual Property Disputes

  • ARB/MED/12
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Workshop is designed for lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys, and others wishing to familiarize themselves with the international mediation and arbitration processes and to receive training as neutrals or party representatives.

SCT Briefing

  • SCT BRIEFING (18/01/12)
  • Geneva, Switzerland

WIPO Arbitration Workshop

  • ARB/WK/11
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The purpose of the Workshop is to provide intensive basic training of a practical nature for party representatives in arbitration and for arbitrators.

GRULAC Meeting

  • GRULAC MEETING (06/07/11)
  • Geneva, Switzerland

GRULAC Meeting

  • GRULAC MEETING (14/06/11)
  • Geneva, Switzerland

WIPO Workshop for Mediators in Intellectual Property Disputes

  • ARB/MED/11
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Workshop provides an introduction to mediation in the intellectual property area, with focus on the appropriate role(s) of both parties and their lawyers in a mediation and on specific mediation techniques

WIPO Arbitration Workshop

  • ARB/WK/10
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Workshop is designed for lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys, and others wishing to familiarize themselves with the international mediation and arbitration processes and to receive training as neutrals or party representatives.

Interregional Intermediate Seminar on Copyright and Related Rights

  • WIPO/CR/GE/10
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The main objectives of this seminar is to provide an opportunity for training and provision of information on various aspects of copyright and related rights; to promote debate on topical issues among the participants through case studies; as well as to raise awareness of the role of intellectual property as a tool for development and to enhance and develop skills in collective management of rights, especially in a fast changing environment.

Access to Medicines: Pricing and Procurement Practices

  • WIPO-WTO/WHO/GE/10
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The World Health Organization (WHO), WIPO and the World Trade Organization (WTO) jointly organized this technical symposium at the Centre William Rappard in the WTO in Geneva

WIPO Workshop for Mediators in Intellectual Property Disputes

  • ARB/MED/10
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Workshop is an intensive two-day training course in the techniques of mediation, based on lectures and simulated mediation exercises in the intellectual property field. Invitations: Participation is open against payment of a fee. This event is designed for lawyers, business executives, patent and trademark attorneys and others wishing to familiarize themselves with the mediation process.

Joint WIPO-ITU Accessibility Workshop

  • WIPO-ITU/WAI/GE/10
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The event aims at raising awareness on accessibility within the UN system by bringing together webmasters and content publishers

Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights: Nineteenth Session

  • SCCR/19
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Committee is currently engaged in discussing: limitations and exceptions regarding education, libraries and persons with disabilities, particularly visually-impaired persons, as well as the protection of audiovisual performances and broadcasting organizations.

WIPO Arbitration Workshop

  • ARB/WK/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The purpose of the Workshop is to provide intensive basic training of a practical nature for party representatives in arbitration and for arbitrators. The training, which will be conducted by experienced international arbitrators, will focus on the main principles of international commercial arbitration law and practice, with particular reference to the practical case application of the WIPO Arbitration and WIPO Expedited Arbitration Rules (as well as the WIPO Expert Determination Rules) in intellectual property and technology disputes. The arbitration rules of other arbitration institutions are also referred to for purposes of comparison. Further info: http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/events/

WIPO Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution - Update on Practices and Precedents

  • ARB/DN/AWK/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The evolving nature of the domain name registration system (DNS) is causing growing concern for trademark owners around the world, leading to a large number of cases filed with the Center under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), and an increasing demand for training in this area. The Workshop will pay particular attention to the numerous developments in relation to UDRP decision precedent. Further info: http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/events/

Ten Years UDRP: What's Next?

  • WIPO/URDP/GE/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center will host a conference in Geneva, Switzerland to mark the tenth anniversary of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)

Global Symposium of Intellectual Property Authorities

  • WIPO/IP/AUT/GE/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Symposium will discuss issues relating to the modernization and administration of IP Offices (Patent and Trademark Offices), brainstorm the vision for the future on the global IP infrastructure including common tools and databases for facilitating international collaboration, study the value of IP statistics for managing IP Office operation, and exchange experiences on different financial models of IP Offices.

International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations (Rome Convention, 1961) - Intergovernmental Committee: Twentieth Ordinary Session

  • ILO/UNESCO/WIPO/ICR.20
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Committee will study the application and operation of the Rome Convention. Meetings of the Committee are convened every four years, and are held successively at the headquarters of the International Labour Office (ILO), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and WIPO. A separate closed meeting will take place in which a new Committee will be elected.

High-Level Forum on Intellectual Property for the Least Developed Countries: The Strategic Use of Intellectual Property for Prosperity and Development

  • WIPO/LDCS/GE/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The purpose of the High-Level Forum is to provide Ministers, Senior Policy Makers and Permanent Representatives of Least Developed Countries, an occasion to exchange views and share experiences, in particular, with regard to policy formulation, implementation strategy and articulation of the technical aspects of intellectual property with international and national experts on its strategic use for prosperity and development of the LDCs.

Program and Budget Committee - Informal Session

  • WO/PBC/IM/1/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The session of the Committee is convened as required by the mechanism for the preparation and follow-up of Program and Budget and will, in particular, consider the Draft Proposed 2010/11 Program and Budget in parallel with the Medium-Term Strategic Plan 2010-15, as well as other matters agreed on at its thirteenth session, held on December 10 and 11, 2008.

WIPO Summer School on IP

  • WIPO/ACAD/IP/GE/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The WIPO Academy will organize the WIPO Summer School directed towards senior students and young professionals.

Conference on Intellectual Property and Public Policy Issues

  • WIPO/IPGC/GE/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The conference will address issues relating to the interface of intellectual property with other areas of public policy, in particular, health, the environment, climate change and food security

Meeting the Needs of the Visually Impaired Persons: What Challenges for IP?

  • WIPO/VIP/GE/09
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • This meeting will provide a forum for main stakeholders to sensitize Member States, IGOs, NGOs and other interested actors to discuss how best the intellectual property system could meet the needs of the visually impaired people to access works in accessible formats.

Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore: Fourteenth Session

  • WIPO/GRTKF/IC/14
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Committee will continue its work on the current mandate from the WIPO General Assembly, including work on the protection of traditional cultural expressions/expressions of folklore, traditional knowledge and genetic resources and related issues, and will consider options for outcomes of its current mandate and its future work, including possible recommendations for a future mandate for consideration by the WIPO General Assembly, and any other proposal by its Members.