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Respect for IP Webinars

WIPO’s Respect for IP webinars brings together speakers from diverse backgrounds, including academics, practitioners and IP enforcement officials. They will address topical issues that arise in the enforcement of both copyright and industrial property rights and in building a culture of respect for IP through education and awareness raising.

Conducted in English and open to all, the webinars will be held on a monthly basis as one-hour events, featuring up to two presentations, followed by a Q&A session.

In order to receive announcements of future Respect for IP webinars and program updates, please subscribe to our mailing list by sending an e-mail to: respectforip-webinars@wipo.int.

To participate in upcoming webinars, please register selecting the corresponding links below and you will receive a Zoom invitation.

Respect for IP Webinars

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

February 29, 2024 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

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.

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

November 30, 2023 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

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.

Asset Forfeiture in IP Criminal Proceedings

October 26, 2023 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

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.

Online Advertising and Piracy

August 31, 2023 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

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.

Online Piracy and Cybercrimes

July 27, 2023 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

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.

Combating Counterfeit Medicines

June 29, 2023 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

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.

Copyright Infringement Issues in the Metaverse

May 25, 2023 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

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

April 27, 2023 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

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).

Intellectual Property Enforcement as a Tool for Sustainable Development

March 30, 2023 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

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.

The Role of the Domain Name System in Online Copyright Enforcement

February 23, 2023 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

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.