TC22-5

Title of the activity
WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property Law
Activity Type
Thematic course
Description
This Colloquium is the 18th jointly organized by the WTO and WIPO for teachers and researcher of intellectual property from developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The colloquium seeks to be a multidisciplinary event, open to economists and other university teachers working in the field of intellectual property. A key goal is to equip developing countries with stronger indigenous capacity to analyse and give effect to policy options within the framework of the international intellectual property system, especially the WTO TRIPS Agreement.
The Colloquium will update university teachers on the activities and instruments of the WIPO and the WTO with a focus on important policy issues under negotiation or discussion in the two organizations, and engagement with independent research and analysis by leading scholars in the field. The colloquium will further strengthen and give structure to the exchange of practical information on relevant national or regional experiences between university teachers and the two Secretariats. Emphasis is laid on enabling participants to develop practical strategies for improving research methodologies in the light of emerging international best practice and for effective contribution to policymaking processes, through direct engagement with a wide spectrum of leading international scholars in the field and tailored sessions on methodology and policy development. To maintain the momentum, it will encourage the establishment and strengthening of contacts between participants and trainers and experts for continuing dialogue and cooperation on intellectual property teaching and research, including through intensive development of collaborative networks with leading scholars from within and beyond participants' immediate regions.
Venue
Switzerland
City
WTO
Trade topic
TRIPS
Start Date
End Date
Duration (days)
10
selection process
Applicants must fulfil the following requirements: (i) Work as a university teacher of intellectual property in a developing country or in a country with an economy in transition, (with the exception of developed country applicants) with at least five years' teaching experience; an ongoing role in policy advice with respect to WIPO/WTO negotiations is desirable; (ii) Be in possession of an advanced degree in intellectual property law or in international law/economics/management with a specialization in intellectual property; (iii) Have an excellent knowledge of English; and (iv) Indicate a specific topical intellectual property policy or legal issue that is currently under active debate or review in the application's country or region on which he/she would be ready to make a short presentation.
Target Audience
Government officials
Language
English
Key Result
3. Academic institutions and other stakeholders are analysing WTO issues and reaching out to policy makers
Key Output
3.2: Courses with WTO content developed by the WCP
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
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
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
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong, China
India
Indonesia
Israel
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait, the State of
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao Peopleʼs Democratic Republic
Lebanese Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
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
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
The Gambia
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Türkiye
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe