||The fourth training program of the second phase of the joint WIPO-Sida Advanced Training and Advisory Program on Intellectual Property Rights in the Global Economy for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, from April 9 to 28, 2017, in cooperation with the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The training program will take into account gender balance and composition of senior officials from the private and public sectors.
The objective of the Program is to contribute to intellectual property (IP) institution building in LDCs for economic growth and development.
The Program promotes familiarity with the legislation, enforcement, administration and management aspects of IP, from a national, regional and an international perspective. Emphasis will be given on the role of IP in national economic development such as the importance of patent information for technological capacity building, design protection, the contribution of collective management societies in wealth creation and the impact of piracy and counterfeiting of protected works.
The various initiatives taken by you for the benefit of the LDCs such as access to scientific and technological information and transfer of technology as well as the progress made in the implementation of the WIPO Istanbul Ministerial Declaration of May 2011 and the WIPO Deliverables will be specific subjects of presentations and discussions during the training program.
Participants will be selected from those qualified national candidates whose names are communicated to WIPO and PRV before Friday, February 10, 2017.
During the selection process special consideration will be given to senior officials with qualification and experience in areas such as transfer of technology and technological capacity building in order to promote cooperation between institutions of higher education, research institutions, in