||Following consultations with the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV) on the organization of a Training Program focusing on technological Capacity Building for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the first of this training program is scheduled to take place, in Stockholm, Sweden, from May 21 to June 9, 2017.
While there will be general discussions with respect to intellectual property (IP), the focus of this Training Program will be on Industrial Property with emphasis on the use of patent information, scientific and technical journals for transfer of technology and technological capacity building. Subjects like trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications and their utilization at the national level to promote development will be given particular emphasis. The use of industrial property for the development of the agricultural sector, health, manufacture and natural products will be subjects of project assignments depending on the specific need of the country.
Discussions on the above specific areas will be made taking full account of your various initiatives for the benefit of LDCs since December 2008.
Participants will be selected from those qualified national candidates whose names will be communicated to WIPO and PRV before Friday, March 31, 2017.
During the selection process special consideration will be given to senior officials from LDCs with qualification and experience in areas of research on agriculture, health, education and transfer of technology.
A certificate will be awarded to the participants upon successful completion of the Program. (It is compulsory to attend and participate in both phases of the Program: the first phase in Stockholm and its follow-up which will be the second phase to be organized in one of the LDCs).