WIPO and Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) Sign Cooperation Agreement

Geneva, March 13, 2007

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) have committed to strengthening cooperation in intellectual property (IP) education and human resource development in an agreement finalized this month.

 The Director General of WIPO, Dr. Kamil Idris, said the Framework Agreement for Cooperation between WIPO and IMPI is part of a strategy by the WIPO Academy to strengthen global partnerships with leading IP institutions around the world. Dr. Idris welcomed Mexico’s outreach efforts and the priority given to IP education and training.

In a meeting in Mexico with representatives of the WIPO Academy, Mr. Amigo, Director General of IMPI, paid tribute to the Director General of WIPO and the WIPO Academy for their commitment to demystifying intellectual property and enhancing awareness of IP as a strategically important means of promoting economic, social and cultural development. Mr. Amigo noted that the agreement is an important step forward in expanding opportunities for the IP education in Mexico and expressed IMPI’s commitment to working closely with the WIPO Academy in ensuring the realization of the agreement’s objectives.

The agreement between WIPO and the IMPI is designed to foster the development of IP capacity in Mexico and the Latin American region. Initiatives to be launched under the agreement will focus on developing the expertise necessary to respond to the emerging demand for refined and focused study of IP education, training and research. Under the terms of the agreement, WIPO will provide assistance in the development of IP curricula, teaching and course materials in Mexico and throughout the region.

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