||The second training program of the second phase of the joint WIPO-Sida 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 24 to May 13, 2016, 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 intellectual property, from a national, regional and an international perspective. Emphasis will be given on the role of intellectual property 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 discussed during the Training and Advisory Program.
Participants will be selected from those qualified national candidates nominated by the Government and whose names are communicated to WIPO and PRV before Friday, March 11, 2016.
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 organ