Tuesday, April 8, 2008

IP Teachers attendance at WIPO-WTO Colloquium

Invitation to apply to the 2008 WIPO-WTO colloquium for teachers of intellectual property.

A two-week colloquium for teachers of intellectual property from developing countries and countries with economies in transition is being jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva from 30 June to 10 July 2008.

What? Two-week colloquium for teachers of intellectual property from developing countries.

When: Due date: 4 April,
Course date: Geneva, 30 June to 10 July 2008

How: Web application form here. (Pdf version) (MSWord version)

Where: Application online or
the filled forms faxed to: (41 22) 740 1417 or
emailed to meetings.academy@wipo.int

Summary information:
A two-week colloquium for teachers of intellectual property from developing countries and countries with economies in transition is being jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva from 30 June to 10 July 2008. The colloquium is also open to limited participation of teachers from developed countries. The colloquium seeks to be a multidisciplinary event, open to lawyers, economists, and other university teachers working in the field of intellectual property.

Basic eligibility criteria:
* 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.
* Be in possession of an advanced degree in intellectual property law or in international law/economics/management with a specialization in intellectual property;
* Have an excellent knowledge of English;
* Indicate a topic related to the areas covered by the programme on which the applicant would be ready to make a short presentation. A one-page summary of the topic should accompany the Application Form.

More information?
This colloquium is the fifth offered by the two organizations. (info on past colloquia 2007, 2006, 2005) The main objective of the colloquium is to update university teachers of intellectual property in developing countries and countries with economies in transition on the activities and instruments of the WIPO and the WTO and to provide a forum for an exchange of information and ideas between them and the two secretariats on these matters. The emphasis would be on recent developments and policy issues under debate in the two organizations. The colloquium will also be an opportunity to exchange views and experiences on teaching methodologies.

This colloquium is aimed at enhancing the capacity of universities in developing countries and in countries with economies in transition to develop national expertise in intellectual property and provide policy advice to governments on matters dealt with by the WIPO and WTO.

The working language will be English. Twenty (20) places are available for applicants from developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The costs related to their participation will be borne by the organizers. An additional five places will be available for applicants from developed countries, at their own expense.

A copy of the provisional programme for the colloquium is available here.

Applicants must fulfil the following requirements:

* 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.
* Be in possession of an advanced degree in intellectual property law or in international law/economics/management with a specialization in intellectual property;
* Have an excellent knowledge of English;
* Indicate a topic related to the areas covered by the programme on which the applicant would be ready to make a short presentation. A one-page summary of the topic should accompany the Application Form.

Interested candidates will need to complete the application form online by 4 April 2008.

The application form is also available in MS-Word and Adobe PDF. Applicants may also, send the application by fax or as an email attachment to the following address:

WIPO Worldwide Academy
Fax: (41 22) 740 1417
E-mail: meetings.academy@wipo.int

The final selection will be made by the organizers, taking into consideration the need for regional and gender balance. Selected applicants will be directly notified by the organizers.

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