VIR22-1

Title of the activity
WIPO-WTO Advanced Course on Intellectual Property
Activity Type
Virtual workshop - Global
Description
The Secretariats of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will jointly organize a virtual WIPO-WTO Advanced Course on Intellectual Property for Government Officials. The Advanced Course is multidisciplinary in character and is open to capital-based officials currently working on legal and policy issues touching on intellectual property (IP). This course forms part of an overall strategy to build the capacity of governments within beneficiary Members and Observers to assess and analyse their policy options and to strengthen national expertise in relation to intellectual property. The main objective of the course is to update government officials on the activities and instruments of the WIPO and the WTO, and to provide a forum for them to exchange information and ideas with the two Secretariats and with a range of policymakers representing key stakeholders. The emphasis will be on recent developments and policy issues, including those currently under debate in the two Organizations and in other international organizations.
Venue
Switzerland
Trade topic
TRIPS
Start Date
End Date
Duration (days)
10
selection process
To be considered for possible selection, applicants must:

• be a senior government official responsible for intellectual property and related policy issues;
• have completed an online e-training course on IP or possess proven commensurate knowledge or professional experience;
• demonstrate an extensive practical background in IP law, policy and practice;
• have full command of English to enable you to actively participate in the Course; and
• be nominated by their government.
Pre-requisite
To be considered for possible selection, applicants must:
• be a senior government official responsible for intellectual property and related policy issues;
• have completed an online e-training course on IP or possess proven commensurate knowledge or professional experience;
• demonstrate an extensive practical background in IP law, policy and practice;
• have full command of English to enable you to actively participate in the Course; and
• be nominated by their government.
Target Audience
Government officials
Language
English
Key Result
1. Government officials are implementing WTO Agreements and fully realising Members' rights and obligations
Key Output
1.1: Government officials have enhanced knowledge about the WTO Agreements, formulation of trade policies and conduct of trade negotiations
Beneficiaries
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain, Kingdom of
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Chinese Taipei
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Costa Rica
Côte dʼIvoire
Cuba
Curaçao
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong, China
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait, the State of
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao Peopleʼs Democratic Republic
Lebanese Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Macao, China
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova, Republic of
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Macedonia
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Qatar
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Sao Tomé and Principe
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
The Gambia
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Viet Nam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe